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Nigel Simeone

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Nigel Simeone was born in London in 1956. After working as a teacher and university lecturer, he is now a freelance writer. As well as editing The Leonard Bernstein Letters, Nigel's earlier books include Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story (Ashgate), Janáček’s Works (Oxford, co-author), Messiaen (Yale, co-author) and Paris: A Musical Gazetteer (Yale). He broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3 and 4, writes CD notes for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Hyperion, and is a member of the reviewing panel for International Record Review for which he writes a regular column on historic recordings. He lives in Rushden, Northamptonshire.

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Past Events

2014

Sunday, 23 February 2014

The American superstar composer and conductor was also an enthusiastic letter writer. Editor Nigel Simeone presents his collection of The Leonard Bernstein Letters, many published for the first time, which attest to the breadth of Bernstein’s musical interests, his love of Israel, a country he first visited in 1948, and his turbulent sexuality.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.