Oct 27, 2013 — The Leonard Bernstein Letters, edited by Nigel Simeone, compiles correspondence to and from the legendary composer and conductor. The letters — from serious to silly — offer a detailed look at both the distinguished career and the adventurous personal life of a singular American genius.
Jul 7, 2012 — Michael Charry's new biography captures the power Szell brought to the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as his tempestuous personality.
Oct 7, 2009 — Paul Shaffer is much more than just David Letterman's sidekick, his memoir reveals. We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives details Shaffer's appearances on Saturday Night Live, his extended stint living in a hotel in Manhattan and the surprising place where he got his start in music.
Apr 4, 2008 — Throughout his three-decade history leading the Berlin Philharmonic, the conductor struggled to find perfection in the symphony orchestra. Karajan biographer Richard Osborne offers a list of five albums that embody the maestro's magic.
Apr 4, 2008 — Karajan shot to the top of Europe's classical music scene in the 1950s and remained a supremely powerful figure until he died in 1989. He leaves a legacy of gorgeous recordings, as well as a fair amount of controversy. The brilliant but embattled conductor lives on through his recordings, 100 years after his birth.