Critical Lives

Leonard Bernstein
Paul R. Laird


Paperback | May 2018 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780239101 | 216pp | 200x130mm | Stocked item (a few) | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99


Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990) was one of twentieth-century music’s most successful and recognisable figures. In a career spanning five decades he conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras, and composed scores for landmark musicals such as Candide and West Side Story. Published to tie in with the 100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth, this engaging new biography provides a concise overview of the life and work of this prodigiously talented, fascinating and controversial musician.