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

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

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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
by Charlie Harmon ; foreword by Harold Prince
Title variation
On the road and off the record with Leonard Bernstein
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Leonard Bernstein reeked of cheap cologne and obviously hadn't showered, shaved, or slept in a while. Was he drunk to boot? He greeted his new assistant with 'What are you drinking?' Yes, he was drunk. Charlie Harmon was hired to manage the day-to-day parts 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 cut-throat games of anagrams. Did the opera get 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 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, or, by the way, the greatest orchestras in the world. Charlie did it, and this is what it was like, told for the first time" --
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Biography type
individual biography
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10660279
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Harmon, Charlie
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Musicians
  • Musicians
  • United States
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my years with the exasperating genius
Label
On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein : my years with the exasperating genius, by Charlie Harmon ; foreword by Harold Prince
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019835351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9781623545277
Lccn
2017059790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019835351
Label
On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein : my years with the exasperating genius, by Charlie Harmon ; foreword by Harold Prince
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019835351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9781623545277
Lccn
2017059790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019835351

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