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Leonard BernsteinThe Political Life of an American Musician$
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Barry Seldes

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520257641

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520257641.001.0001

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Young American

Young American

Bernstein at Harvard

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(p.8) Chapter One Young American
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Leonard Bernstein
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Barry Seldes

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520257641.003.0002

This chapter provides a glimpse into the early years of Leonard Bernstein. It begins with an account of how Bernstein discovered his love for music, and then looks at his freshman year as a music student in Harvard. It then introduces three men who greatly inspired Bernstein: David Prall, Aaron Copland, and Marc Blitzstein.

Keywords:   Harvard, David Prall, Aaron Copland, modernist movement, Marc Blitzstein

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