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  • Series: Amadeus
  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Amadeus Press; Softcover edition (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574671022
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574671025
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #389,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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". . . an outstanding and much-appreciated reprint . . . Very strongly recommended as an informed and informative read . . ." -- The Bookwatch, April 2006

"Almost 50 years later and Bernstein's approach remains remarkably relevant . . . [The book] is an important addition to the Bernstein catalogue." -- Link magazine, Winter 2006

"Engaging, enlightening and beautifully illustrated (by Madeline Sorel) . . ." --The New Haven Advocate, January 19, 2006

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Back in print for the first time in years, completely re-designed, with new material added, this volume, containing the texts of Leonard Bernstein's memorable concerts for young people, is one of the most significant contributions to music education ever to have been written. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Shields on March 26, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
The series "Young People's Concert", produced and presented by Leonard Bernstein is a great gift to to music itself, and to the world. Here is the Century's most Unique Musician and Teacher, explaining so beautifully and so clearly the joy of music in a way that grasps the attention of all. Every aspect of music is so cleverly presented that everyone, regardless of age, culture or educational background will enjoy and understand. There can be no better way to present music to the world. This video is a MUST see for all families, and it's amazing that EVERY school does not present these gems to all their students.-- Young people would be much better for seeing this. Really, this is great viewing for all the family. A MUST SEE.OVER & OVER AGAIN.
Geoffrey Shields. Kingston, Jamaica (W I).
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 4, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Just this April I discovered Leonard Bernstein's Young People Concerts. Mr. Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic did a series of television shows over a period of eleven years for CBS. These television shows were designed to teach his audience basic information that will increase their understanding about classical music and their listening enjoyment. He is successful. These are excellent videos. You will enjoy the lessons, the music, and the fun. They should be watched over and over.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By LEONARD BERNSTEIN SOCIETY on February 19, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Take a front-row seat to see Maestro Bernstein, America's foremost musician, perform in his favorite role -- teacher. Watch and listen as he demonstrates, explains, and reveals music as you have never heard it before, performed by his beloved orchestra, the New York Philharmonic. As you enjoy the experience, you will gain something precious: a love and understanding of great music. With the Young People's Concerts, mastering music is all pleasure!

The World's Great Music -- Made Understandable and Enjoyable
Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts span fifteen years during which the incomparable Mr. Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic -- the century's most charismatic conductor leading America's premier symphony orchestra -- reached out in televised live performances to share with the whole world the joy of understanding beautiful music.

Getting to Know Symphonic Music -- From the Master Conductor! This set of Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts is a genuine musical education in a form that's fun, fascinating, and easy. Just sit back and enjoy as Maestro Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic show you the thrilling, passion-filled world of the symphony orchestra. You'll be having such a good time, the learning will feel like pure entertainment!

Something for Everyone -- Young and Old, Novice and Expert Leonard Bernstein captivated a diverse audience. The programs are called Young People's Concerts -- but when they were broadcast, millions of adults enjoyed and benefited from them, too. Mr. Bernstein speaks in familiar terms that anyone can understand -- and what he says intrigues even seasoned professional musicians.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Donovan, Editor/Sr. Reviewer on March 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS by Bernstein was based on his televised lectures with the New York Philharmonic, written in response to the shows' popularity. This book gathers fifteen of the best of these fifty-three transcripts, providing lectures which capture the meaning and joy of music for young audiences. From identifying the basic elements which comprise classical music to showing how musicians slip humor into music and how folk music works in the concert hall, Bernstein's YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS is the next best thing to a college course - and the concerts come on DVD elsewhere if musical augmentation is required.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 3, 2006
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Young People's Concerts by composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein is an outstanding and much-appreciated reprint of the author's definitive description of his inspirational appreciation and joy for music. Presented in an expansive and highly descriptive context, Young People's Concerts offers an easy to understand perspective of all forms and categories of music, instilling a similar construct into the readers enjoyment of diverse musical traditions and presentations. Very strongly recommended as informed and informative read, Young People's Concerts is the perfect addition to every personal, academic, and community library music appreciation reference collection and reading list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Samuel J. P. Grills on September 26, 2011
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Wonderful to experience once again, after religiousy watching and hearing all the original broadcasts from 1959-1973, times that now seem so innocent, with the opportunity to now reflect upon the original program content and personality of Leonard Bernstein. As an amateur musician, in the classic sense, wanting to intellectually communicate an appreciation of music with others, it is refreshing to review those programs as a primer for any and all kinds and styles of music that will live for as long as we keep breathing.
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