Leonard Bernstein: A Passion for Musicby Johanna Hurwitz, Sonia O. Lisker (Illustrator), Sonia O. Lisker (Illustrator)
As a composer, conductor, pianist, and teacher, Leonard Bernstein managed to fit four lives into one. A nine-time Emmy winner, he composed both serious and popular music, including the well-known Broadway and movie hits, West Side Story and On the Town. He also nurtured a new generation of musicians and guided countless children and adults in their discovery of the joy of music. In exploring Bernstein's pride in his heritage, award-winning author Johanna Hurwitz describes how he conducted the Israeli Philharmonic within the sound of exploding artillery shells. Capturing the excitement of Bernstein's life, Hurwitz shares with young readers the passion for music that is Bernstein's great legacy to the world.
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