PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott

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Free read Dinner with Lenny Jonathan Cott Ð 2 Read & download Review ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Jonathan Cott Leonard Bernstein was arguably the most highly esteemed influential and charismatic American classical music personality of the twentieth century Conductor composer pianist writer educator and human rights activist Bernstein truly led a life of Byronic intensity passionate risk taking and convention breakingIn November 1989 just a year before his death Bernstein invited writer Jonathan Cott to his country home in Fairfield Connecticut for what turned out to be his last major interview an unprecedented and astonishingly frank twelve hour conversation Now in Dinner with Lenny Cott provides a complete account of this remarkable dialogue in which Bernstei. While this is no than an interview transcription this is a wonderful capture of one of the most dynamic composers and conductors of the 20th century Jonathan Cott sat down with Leonard Bernstein for dinner which was of a 12 hour interview marathon He published an excerpt version in Rolling Stone in 1989 the year before Bernstein s death Now it is being released in its entiretyWhat I love about this is how much Bernstein comes through from the musical examples he sings or jumps up to play on the piano to his teasing of the interviewer I felt like I was having dinner with him too and immediately went out in search of the works and recordings that were mentioned In fact I m listening to the orchestral transcriptions he did of the Beethoven String uartet Op 131 as I write this reviewBernstein was sometimes criticized by other conductors for being overly emotional in his interpretation of work His response The other guys just haven t got the courage to play what Mahler wrote that s all I m a composer and I understand what he meant That s the differenceHe also expressed frustration over orchestras being boxed by sound that had to do with a conductor or aesthetic rather than attending to the intentions of the composer Every orchestra can and should be made to sound like the composer it s playing and not like itself Haydn in Haydn s style Ravel in Ravel s style and Mahler in Mahler s style and not with a Philadelphia or a Berlin Philharmonic sound I m against sounds Bernstein has uite a bit to say about the human response to music as wellThere s an inner geography of the human being that can be captured by music and not by anything elseHe goes on to discuss how children have innate musical ability and what blocks people develop through upbringing and experienceOverall this is a uick and enjoyable read and should be accompanied with a good dose of listening to Bernstein both as a composer and conductorThis is of a note to myself but I loved that the author read this excerpt of Song of Myself by Walt Whitman to Bernstein and captured his response The orchestra whirls me wider than Uranus fliesIt wrenches such ardors from me I did not know I possess d themIt sails me I dab with bare feet they are lick d by the indolent wavesI am cut by bitter and angry hail I lose my breathSteep d amid honey d morphine my windpipe throttled in fakes of deathAt length let up again to feel the puzzle of puzzlesAnd that we call being

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Free read Dinner with Lenny Jonathan Cott Ð 2 Read & download Review ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Jonathan Cott N discourses with disarming frankness humor and intensity on matters musical pedagogical political psychological spiritual and the unabashedly personal Bernstein comes alive again with vodka glass in hand singing humming and making pointed comments on a wide array of topics from popular music the Beatles were the best songwriters since Gershwin to great composers Wagner was always in a psychotic frenzy He was a madman a megalomaniac and politics lamenting the brainlessness the mindlessness the carelessness and the heedlessness of the Reagans of the world And of course Bernstein talks of conducting advising students to look at the score and make it com. Conductor composer pianist writer educator lecturer television host human rights and peace activist Leonard Bernstein was his own one person Gesamtkunstwerk Genius Sheer genius Over a 12 hour dinner at Bernstein s home in Connecticut in 1989 the author speaks to the lively passionate chain smoking man in his late seventies revealing the inner workings of this remarkable man Reading this book allowed me to hear Lenny s voice to understand what made him tick A complex thoughtful emotional energetic man who talked about life life after life death women men musicians children and education and his wife Felicia Life without music is unthinkable Music without life is academic That is why my contact with music is a total embraceLenny as his friends called him was a friend of the family His wife Felicia went to school with my mother His daughters and I shared the same piano teacher In the 60s when we lived in Manhattan he showered us with free tickets to his concerts rehearsals and my beloved Young People s ConcertsWhen I was 10 I was invited to play the piano at his house As I started playing Bernstein had not arrived He walked into the room as I was in the middle of a Bartok piece I got flustered stumbled and missed a note thankfully recovering and going on to play without another mistake Lenny stood up clapped and said bravo even though I had made a mistake He was the mentor that every student should have A giver of every ounce of himself to strangers kids fellow musicians and his lovers of which apparently there were many Speaking in Images Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers Global Chinese Culture educator lecturer television host human rights and peace activist Leonard Bernstein was his own one person Gesamtkunstwerk Genius Sheer genius Over a 12 hour dinner at Bernstein s home in Connecticut in 1989 the author speaks to the lively passionate chain smoking man in his late seventies revealing the inner workings of this remarkable man Reading this book allowed me to hear Lenny s voice to understand what made him tick A complex thoughtful The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales emotional The Rosary energetic man who talked about life life after life death women men musicians children and Unforgivable Invincible #2 education and his wife Felicia Life without music is unthinkable Music without life is academic That is why my contact with music is a total Bystander embraceLenny as his friends called him was a friend of the family His wife Felicia went to school with my mother His daughters and I shared the same piano teacher In the 60s when we lived in Manhattan he showered us with free tickets to his concerts rehearsals and my beloved Young People s ConcertsWhen I was 10 I was invited to play the piano at his house As I started playing Bernstein had not arrived He walked into the room as I was in the middle of a Bartok piece I got flustered stumbled and missed a note thankfully recovering and going on to play without another mistake Lenny stood up clapped and said bravo På Vei even though I had made a mistake He was the mentor that The Spider vs The Empire State every student should have A giver of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star every ounce of himself to strangers kids fellow musicians and his lovers of which apparently there were many

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Free read Dinner with Lenny Jonathan Cott Ð 2 Read & download Review ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Jonathan Cott E alive as if they were the composer If you can do that you're a conductor and if you can't you're not If I don't become Brahms or Tchaikovsky or Stravinsky when I'm conducting their works then it won't be a great performanceAfter Rolling Stone magazine published an abridged version of the conversation in 1990 the Chicago Tribune praised it as an extraordinary interview filled with passion wit and acute analysis Studs Terkel called the interview astonishing and revelatory Now this full length version provides the reader with a uniue you are there perspective on what it was like to converse with this gregarious witty candid and inspiring American dynam. Interesting enough I think I would have enjoyed it a lot if I knew about Leonard Bernstein s life I was expecting it to be biographical but it was an interview with Bernstein on a smattering of subjects mostly centered on Berstein s thoughts on music musicians and creativity There are some interesting bits but you have to plow through a lot of post modern mumbo jumbo to get to them and I wouldn t pick this up again or even recommend it unless you re a huge classical musicorchestra buff I will note that if you like Glenn Gould there is a priceless story in here about the time he played a Brahms piano concerto with the New York Philharmonic with Bernstein conducting HILARIOUS


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    PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott Review ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Jonathan Cott Jonathan Cott Ð 2 Read & download LennyWho can beat ‘im?Well I for one for I can simply navigate over to Spotify and select from a wide variety of Otto Klemperer selections Why go nuts and choose Lennie and the NY Phil?Otto Klemperer knew EXACTLY how a symphony shou

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    Review ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Jonathan Cott PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott While this is no than an interview transcription this is a wonderful capture of one of the most dynamic composers and condu

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    PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott It took author Jonathan Cott a year to nail down an interview with his musical idol the conductor composer educator Leonard Bernstein Less than a year after the interview Bernstein was dead But for a whim by the conductor who at that point was

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    PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott Conductor composer pianist writer educator lecturer television host human rights and peace activist Leonard Bernstein was his own one person Gesamtkunstwerk—Genius Sheer genius Over a 12 hour dinner at Bernstein's home in Connecticut in 19

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    PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott A wonderful look into the mind and personality of an absolute genius Somehow I find myself feeling both monumentally inadeuate and incredibly inspired when reading the words of Lenny A great read and I guess finishing it on his birthday is a good sign

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    Review ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Jonathan Cott PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott Beyond one music history course I took in college of which I have retained very little I feel ill versed to converse about classical music or modern composers so I have been seeking to bridge this void however feeble Appreciation fo

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    PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott Interesting enough I think I would have enjoyed it a lot if I knew about Leonard Bernstein's life I was expecting it to be biographical but it was an interview with Bernstein on a smattering of subjects mostly centered on Berstein's thoughts o

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    PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott Loved every minute with the book Bernstein's passion for music shines through on every page and he has a lot of stories t

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    PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott Review ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Jonathan Cott Free read Dinner with Lenny A brief look at Jonathan Cott's profile at Rolling Stone magazine reveals a long list of interviews including dinners with some of the greats of music literature and film including Bob Dylan Susan Sontag John Lennon Mick Jagger Henry Miller Richard Gere and Francis Ford Coppola I found this book which was origin

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    PDF or EBOOK (Dinner with Lenny) ✓ Jonathan Cott Free read Dinner with Lenny 45A beautiful glimpse into the mind and life of Leonard Bernstein I began with little idea of his character and by the end had tears in my eyes I also flagged about 20 pages so I can follow up on recordings and records as well as saving a few of his moving uotes I am so glad that I read this and was introduced to such an

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  • Hardcover
  • 192
  • Dinner with Lenny
  • Jonathan Cott
  • English
  • 06 January 2020
  • 9780199858446