Findings, Fifty Years of Meditations On Music, by Leonard Bernstein, 1973, Anchor Books this book, students will quickly discover that Mr. Bernstein can express his thoughts and ideas very well in the written form.
On The Side of My People, a Religious Life of Malcolm, by (Louis A. DeCaro, Jr. NYU Press
This book gives students another source of information on Malcolm X. This book might be used in conjunction with Spike Lee’s movie.
A History of Western Music, Donald Jay Grout, Third Edition (with Claude V. Palisca, 1980, Norton. This book is a great resource for music teachers and musicians for finding information on dates of musical time periods, the life and musical styles created by composer and other musicians.
Mozart Speaks, Views on Music, Musicians, and the World, Robert L. Marshall, Schirmer Books. For teachers, his is a good source for contrasting how Mozart is presented on film. It also gives historical information that can be used in the classroom.
The Beethoven Companion, Edited by Thomas K. Scherman and (Louis Biancolli, 1972, Doubleday. This book is a good source of information on Beethoven’s life and music for teachers.
Eyes On te Prize, America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954 – 1965 Juan Williams, Viking. This book is the companion of the six part PBS television series. This is useful for written text in the classroom.
The Cotton Club, by Francis Ford Coppola, 1984, Film Score by John Barry. This movie gives a view of Harlem back in its hay day.
From Mow to Mozart, Isaac Stern, 1984, Columbia. This movie covers Mr. Isaac Stern’s travels to the far East. A great view of traditional. Eastern musical instruments and sounds.
The Many Lives of Quincy Jones, Listen Up, 1994 Fox This is an excellent movie on Mr. Quincy Jones. This movie also has wonderful interviews with some of the greatest names of American Jazz Music.
The Sound of Music, 1965, Ernest Lehmen, Music Rodgers and Hammerstein, Fox This is a movie that can be used as a portrayal of factual events of the Van Trapp Family.
Yankee Doodle Dandy, life of American composrr George M. Cohan, 1942, This movie has artistic merrits as well as historical information on the life of G. M. Cohan. What has Hollywood presented vs. the actual events of his life might have taken place?