Barbara Haws

Barbara Haws is the co-author with Burton Bernstein of the recently published Leonard Bernstein: American Original, How a Modern Renaissance Man Transformed Music and the World During His New York Philharmonic Years, 1943–1976 (HarperCollins, 2008). Since 1984 she has been the archivist and historian of the New York Philharmonic, where the archives contain, along with other major collections dating back to 1842, Leonard Bernstein’s working library of conducting scores. In 1996 she became the Executive Producer of the Philharmonic’s Special Editions record label that released Bernstein’s 1943 Philharmonic debut and the award-winning 10-CD collection Bernstein LIVE. She lectures frequently and has curated major historical exhibits on the Philharmonic history both in New York and in Europe. Born and raised in Nebraska, Ms. Haws moved to New York City in 1977 and completed her graduate work in history at New York University. She lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Leonard Bernstein: American Original

Leonard Bernstein: American Original

By Burton Bernstein—former New Yorker writer and Leonard’s brother—and the New York Philharmonic’s historian, Barbara Haws.

A lively, multifaceted look at the life and times of cultural icon Leonard Bernstein, with over one hundred rare photographs and visuals, and essays by leading authorities. (HarperCollins, August 2008)

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Jack Gottlieb, Bernstein’s assistant from 1958–1966, and New York Philharmonic archivist Barbara Haws take a look at a score from Bernstein’s historic Carnegie Hall debut concert.

© 2008 The Carnegie Hall Corporation.

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