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The New York Philharmonic, from Bernstein to Maazel : Amadeus - John Canarina

The New York Philharmonic, from Bernstein to Maazel


Hardcover Published: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9781574671889
Number Of Pages: 486

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The New York Philharmonic, from Bernstein to Maazel continues the story of America's oldest orchestra as told in Howard Shanet's Philharmonic: A History of New York's Orchestra. That volume ended with the 1970-71 season, just before the arrival of Pierre Boulez as music director. Obviously, much has happened since. This book begins, however, with a retrospective account of the controversial last years of the tenure of Dmitri Mitropoulos and the ascendancy of Leonard Bernstein to the music directorship. Having been a Philharmonic watcher ever since, the author brings some personal insights to the story as well as moments of humour. A sub-theme of the book concerns the way the Philharmonic and its music directors have been treated by the New York press, the Times in particular. Howard Taubman's attacks on Mitropoulos, Harold Schonberg's on Bernstein, and Donald Henahan's on Zubin Mehta are all covered here, as are the writings of various critics on those and other conductors, and on the orchestra itself. The New York Philharmonic is the only orchestra ever to undertake a foreign tour solely on the initiative of its musicians, without benefit or support from management. How this came about is chronicled, as are the opening of Lincoln Center, the Parks Concerts, Promenades, Prospective Encounters, Rug Concerts, tours, and, of course, the subscription seasons. John Canarina shows how the New York Philharmonic weathered extraordinary ups and downs during this period, while remaining a vital component of New York's cultural life.

ISBN: 9781574671889
ISBN-10: 157467188X
Series: Amadeus
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 486
Published: 1st September 2010
Publisher: AMADEUS PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.87