Books in Brief: April 2018

Posted on: April 9, 2018

On April 24, Yale University Press will publish The Tchaikovsky Papers: Unlocking the Family Archive (320 pp.), the first English translation of a collection of letters, notes, and other archival material from the Tchaikovsky State House-Museum in Klin, Russia. The book was edited by Marina Kostalevsky and translated/adapted by Stephen Pearl from the Russian version edited by Polina E. Vaidman. A new Richard Wagner biography by actor and writer Simon Callow, Being Wagner: The Story of the Most Provocative Composer Who Ever Lived (256 pp.), has been published by Vintage Books/Penguin Random House. Two new Leonard Bernstein books are being published this spring: University of Chicago Press’s Leonard Bernstein (216 pp.), a biography by musicologist Paul R. Laird, on April 15; and On the Road and Off the Record with Leonard Bernstein (272 pp.) from Imagine Publishing, a memoir and biography by former Bernstein assistant Charlie Harmon, on May 8. University Press of Mississippi has published New Orleans Remix (193 pp.) by Jack Sullivan, chronicling the contemporary music scene in New Orleans. Sullivan is a Symphony magazine contributor and author of books including Hitchcock’s Music, New World Symphonies.

Posted April 9, 2018