Bach and Bernstein Books

If a pledge of $15-a-month works for you, we'd be happy to send your choice of acclaimed new books. Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner takes you deep inside the world of J S Bach. The conductor draws on the most recent historical scholarship as well as his own lifelong immersion in Bach’s music to explain in wonderful detail how that music is constructed and what it can tell us about the man.

Or you can get to know Leonard Bernstein, up close and personal, with a collection of 650 leters, both from and to Bernstein, spanning the years 1932 to 1990. His correspondents include Aaron Copland, David Diamond, Betty Comden, Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber, Stephen Sondheim, Boris Pasternak and Jacqueline Kennedy, among many others.