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The Resource On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein : my years with the exasperating genius, Charlie Harmon ; foreword by Harold Prince

On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein : my years with the exasperating genius, Charlie Harmon ; foreword by Harold Prince

Label
On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein : my years with the exasperating genius
Title
On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein
Title remainder
my years with the exasperating genius
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Harmon ; foreword by Harold Prince
Title variation
On the road and off the record with Leonard Bernstein
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Leonard Bernstein reeked of cheap cologne and obviously hadn't showered, shaved, or slept in a while. When he greeted his new assistant with, "What are you drinking?" the hapless hireling was certain that the maestro must be drunk as well. Charlie Harmon was hired to manage the day-to-day details of Bernstein's life. There was one additional responsibility: make sure Bernstein met the deadline for an opera commission. But things kept getting in the way: the centenary of Igor Stravinsky, intestinal parasites picked up in Mexico, teaching all summer in Los Angeles, a baker's dozen of young men, plus depression, exhaustion, insomnia, and cutthroat games of anagrams. Was the opera ever written? For four years, Charlie saw Bernstein every day--as his social director, gatekeeper, valet, music copyist, and itinerant orchestra librarian. He packed (and unpacked) Bernstein's umpteen pieces of luggage; got the Maestro to his concerts; kept him occupied while changing planes in Zurich, Anchorage, Tokyo, or Madrid, and learned how to make small talk with mayors, ambassadors, a chancellor, a queen, and a Hollywood legend or two. How could anyone absorb all those people and places? Because there was music: late-night piano duets, or the Maestro's command to accompany an audition, and, by the way, the greatest orchestras in the world. Charlie did it, and this is what it was like, told for the first time."--
Assigning source
Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harmon, Charlie
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML410.B566
LC item number
H37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1928-2019
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Prince, Harold
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Musicians
  • Musicians
  • United States
Label
On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein : my years with the exasperating genius, Charlie Harmon ; foreword by Harold Prince
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Discography: pages 255-256 ; selected musical scores: page 257
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-257)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ad under "M" -- Indiana bound -- The rebbe in wolf's clothing -- The cabin fever ward -- Composers, conductors, a celebrated cellist, and a charred cork -- "Chich" and a concussion -- What universe is this? -- On your mark -- The maestro dines out -- At home in the parallel universe -- Princess Margaret can't go shopping -- Speaking Hebrew in only one lesson -- Souvenirs picked up on the road -- A touchy situation -- A day for distraction -- Far from Tanglewood -- "People like me for what I do, not for who I am" -- Name the nine muses! -- What takes nine months to gestate? -- The two (other) women in Leonard Bernstein's life -- A quiet place in a noisy, noisy world -- Houston "grand" opera -- The restorative greens of Tanglewood -- Bi-coastal blues -- "Why do I have to work so hard?" -- How pleads the defendant? -- Down for the count! -- Who's in charge here? -- Lifetime achievement = lifetime therapy -- I should stay here and work -- The ends of the earth -- C'mon, it'll be fun! -- And then what happened? An epilogue
Control code
on1019835351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9781623545420
Lccn
2017059790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein : my years with the exasperating genius, Charlie Harmon ; foreword by Harold Prince
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Discography: pages 255-256 ; selected musical scores: page 257
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-257)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ad under "M" -- Indiana bound -- The rebbe in wolf's clothing -- The cabin fever ward -- Composers, conductors, a celebrated cellist, and a charred cork -- "Chich" and a concussion -- What universe is this? -- On your mark -- The maestro dines out -- At home in the parallel universe -- Princess Margaret can't go shopping -- Speaking Hebrew in only one lesson -- Souvenirs picked up on the road -- A touchy situation -- A day for distraction -- Far from Tanglewood -- "People like me for what I do, not for who I am" -- Name the nine muses! -- What takes nine months to gestate? -- The two (other) women in Leonard Bernstein's life -- A quiet place in a noisy, noisy world -- Houston "grand" opera -- The restorative greens of Tanglewood -- Bi-coastal blues -- "Why do I have to work so hard?" -- How pleads the defendant? -- Down for the count! -- Who's in charge here? -- Lifetime achievement = lifetime therapy -- I should stay here and work -- The ends of the earth -- C'mon, it'll be fun! -- And then what happened? An epilogue
Control code
on1019835351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9781623545420
Lccn
2017059790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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