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Leonard Bernstein

Conductor, Composer (25-Aug-1918 — 14-Oct-1990)


John Briggs. Leonard Bernstein: The Man, His Work, and His World. Cleveland: World Publishing. 1961.

Humphrey Burton. Leonard Bernstein. Westminster, MD: Bantam Dell Publishing Group. 1994. 594pp.

David Ewen. Leonard Bernstein. Bantam Books. 1961. 153pp.

Michael Freedland. Leonard Bernstein. Harrap. 1987. 273pp.

Jack Gottlieb. Leonard Bernstein: A Complete Catalog of His Works: Celebrating His 70th Birthday, August 25, 1988. Boosey & Hawkes. 1988. 95pp.

Peter Gradenwitz. Leonard Bernstein: The Infinite Variety of a Musician. St. Martin's Press. 1987. 310pp.

John Gruen; Ken Heyman. The Private World of Leonard Bernstein. New York: Viking Penguin. 1968. 191pp.

Paul R. Laird. Leonard Bernstein: A Guide to Research. Routledge. 2002. 306pp.

Paul Myers. Leonard Bernstein. Phaidon Press. 1998. 240pp.

Joan Peyser. Bernstein: A Biography. New York: William Morrow. 1987. 481pp.

Meryle Secrest. Leonard Bernstein: A Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1994. 471pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.96)

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.68)

  9. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.129)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.69)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.147)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.95)

  13. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.310)

  14. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.70)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.57)

  16. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.45)

  17. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.44)

  18. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.58)

  19. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.88)

  20. Who's Who in World Jewry 1965 (p.87)

  21. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.60)

  22. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.37-39)

  23. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.92-94)

  24. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.51)

  25. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.3, pp.243-44)

  26. International Who's Who 1960 (p.83)

  27. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.233)

  28. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.39)

  29. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.33)

  30. Legends in Their Own Time (p.24)

  31. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.58)

  32. American Songwriters (pp.41-45)

  33. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.78)

  34. Musicians Since 1900 (pp.64-71)

  35. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.36)

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