Journal of the Society for American Music

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Book Review

Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician. By Barry Seldes. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.

Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story. By Nigel Simeone. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2009.

Working with Bernstein. By Jack Gottlieb. New York: Amadeus Press, 2010.

Paul R. Lairda1


Paul R. Laird is Professor of Musicology at the University of Kansas, where he teaches courses in music history and directs the Instrumental Collegium Musicum. His books include Leonard Bernstein: A Guide to Research (Routledge, 2002) and The Chichester Psalms of Leonard Bernstein (Pendragon, 2010), and he was co-editor with William A. Everett of both editions of The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (2002, 2008).