Leonard Bernstein and Washington, DC: Works, Politics, Performances

Leonard Bernstein and Washington, DC: Works, Politics, Performances

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Bold new essays demonstrate how Leonard Bernstein influenced American culture, society, and politics through his conducting, composing, political relationships, and activism.


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ISBN-13: 9781787449572
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 03/15/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
File size: 33 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Alicia Kopfstein-Penk and Andrew H. Weaver
Part One. Bernstein, Politics, and the White House
Bernstein and Washington, DC: Introductory Reflections - Carol Oja
Bernstein and the White House - Alicia Kopfstein-Penk
Bernstein and McCarthyism - Barry Seldes
The New York Philharmonic European Tour of 1959 and Bernstein as Eisenhower's American Cultural Ambassador - Sarah Elaine Neill
Part Two. Bernstein's Works in the Nation's Capital
West Side Stories: Washington, DC - Elizabeth A. Wells
Bernstein's Politics of Style: Listening for "Radical Chic" in Mass - Katherine Baber
"Screaming Gets You Nowhere": Bernstein's Mass and the Politics of Peace - Robert C. Lagueux
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Bernstein and Alan Jay Lerner's Musical History of the White House - Elissa Harbert
Songfest: Bernstein's Monument to American Diversity - Paul Laird
Political Expression and American Identity in Bernstein's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Songfest, and Slava! A Political Overture - Lars Helgert
A Quiet Place in a Not-So-Quiet Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Family in Bernstein's "American Opera" - Mari Yoshihara
Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index

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