Leonard Bernstein: A Lifeby Meryle Secrest
Meryle Secrest's full-scale biography gives us everything: the child prodigy; the tempestuous career in classical music and musical theater; the good father; the
To describe Leonard Bernstein as larger than life misses the mark. Composer, charismatic personality, teacher, lover of beautiful women and handsome young men, folk hero -- Bernstein did it all.
Meryle Secrest's full-scale biography gives us everything: the child prodigy; the tempestuous career in classical music and musical theater; the good father; the temperamental artist; the hypochondriac; the politician; the businessman; and, says Secrest, "the most gifted musician in America in the 20th century."
"The definitive portrait...the most level-headed, astute, and humane." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
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Meet the Author
Meryle Secrest was born and educated in Bath, England. She has written biographies of Romaine Brooks, Bernard Berenson, Kenneth Clark, Salvador Dali, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Meryle Secrest lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband, the composer Thomas Beveridge.
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