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Maurice Peress

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195098228

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.001.0001

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Bernstein's Mass

Bernstein's Mass

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(p.137) 14 Bernstein's Mass
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Dvorák to Duke Ellington
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Maurice Peress

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0015

This chapter gives the story of the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass: A Theater Piece For Singers, Players and Dancers, conducted at the opening night of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, by the author of this book. The chapter presents an unusual first-hand glimpse of Bernstein's world view and unusual working methods.

Keywords:   John F. Kennedy Center, Bernstein's world view, Bernstein's working methods

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