The Joy of Music Author:Leonard Bernstein The Joy of Music is Bernstein in book form. Seven of Leonard Bernstein's most memorable Omnibus television programs, which millions remember as marvelous adventures in musical understanding, have been illustrated and expanded to form the heart of the book. They are accompanied by a collection of essays and conversations of great wit and warmth... more », which move across--and illuminate--the whole world of music.
Contents range from a magically lucid exposition of the subtleties and grandeurs of Bach to a chapter on the mysteries of composing entitled "Why Don't You Run Upstairs and Write a Nice Gershwin Tune?" The book glows with Bernstein's exuberant genius for enriching our pleasure in music.« less