MT's List / 伯恩斯坦的藏書


Leonard Bernstein

"I don’t want to give in and settle for some specialty. I don't want to spend my life studying and restudying the same fifty pieces of music. It would bore me to death. I want to conduct. I want to play the piano.

I want to write for Hollywood. I want to write symphonic music. I want to keep on trying to be, in the full sense of that wonderful word, a musician. I also want to teach. I want to write books and poetry. And I think I can still do justice to them all. But I can’t do them all at once. I have to learn to do one at a time, and to give it all my strength until I’ve done it right. Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bach, Haydn -- they were all performers and conductors as well as composers, and they did a lot of other things too. Only then, there was time” (1957) 



在一九五七年,指揮家伯恩斯坦說過「我不甘於一樣專長。我也不想要花一輩子的時間重覆學習同樣的那五十首曲子,那會使人生多麼無趣。我想要指揮,我想要彈鋼琴,我想要為電影寫音樂,我想要寫交響曲。我想要一直努力的去嘗試體現「音樂家」一詞最完整的美好意義。我也想教育,想要寫書和詩詞,而且我認為我全部都能完成,但是我沒有辦法同時做所有事情。所以我必須學會一次做一樣,並且盡我所能直到我真正做對了。 莫扎特、孟德爾頌、巴哈、海頓 - 他們都同時身為演奏家和指揮家,以及作曲家,而且他們還做了很多其他事情。只有那樣,才是掌握了時間」

今年是他的一百歲誕辰紀念。無論是充滿影響力的個人魅力,激昂感人的詮釋,還是西城故事裡那些仍舊朗朗上口的旋律,甚至是他的私人生活都仍讓我們充滿好奇。身為藝術家與學者的他,在家中收藏了無數書籍。而其中他最喜歡的作家為俄羅斯美國作家 Vladimir Nabokov 弗拉基米爾‧納博科夫。最喜歡的兩本書則是英國作家 Lewis Carroll 路易斯·卡洛奇的知名小說「愛麗絲夢遊仙境」與「鏡中奇緣」。美國WQXR古典音樂廣播電台日前便分享了一部分書單。包括經典名作,詩集,以及當時曾引起許多爭議的小說,每一頁伯恩斯坦都曾翻閱無數次。

Photo: Jaime Ardiles-Arce via  Architectural Digest

Photo: Jaime Ardiles-Arce via Architectural Digest


How German Is It = Wie Deutsch Ist Es by Walter Abish / 沃爾特·阿比希:多麼德國化
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen / 簡·奧斯汀:傲慢與偏見
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen / 簡·奧斯汀:曼斯菲爾莊園
Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino / 伊塔羅·卡爾維諾:困難的愛
Complete Works of Lewis Carroll / 路易斯·卡羅爾全集
The Grass Harp: Including a Tree of Night and Other Stories by Truman Capote / 楚門·卡波提:草豎琴
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote / 楚門·卡波提:冷血
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison / 拉爾夫·埃里森:隱形人
The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming / 伊恩·弗莱明:金槍客
You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming / 伊恩·弗莱明:你只能活兩次
Roots by Alex Haley / 艾力克斯‧海利:
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway / 海明威:流動的盛宴
The Secret of Avalon by Marjorie Yourd Hill
From Here to Eternity by James Jones / 詹姆斯‧瓊斯:從這到永恆
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez / 加夫列爾·加西亞·馬爾克斯:百年孤寂
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville / 赫爾曼·梅爾維爾:白鯨記
Ada by Vladimir Nabokov / 弗拉基米爾‧納博科夫:阿達
Vladimir Nabokov collected works by Collins Collectors’ Choice (Includes Lolita, The Gift, Invitation to a Beheading and Glory) / 納博科夫作品集:蘿莉塔,禮物,斬首的邀請,榮耀
The Godfather by Mario Puzo / 馬利奧·普佐:教父
City of Night by John Rechy / 約翰·里奇:暗夜城市
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson / 杭特·湯普森:賭城迷幻之旅
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton / 伊迪絲·華頓:歡樂之家



The True Story of the Greensboro Massacre by Paul C. Bermanzohn, Sally A. Bermanzohn / 格林斯伯勒大屠殺的真實故事
The Quicksand War: Prelude to Vietnam
by Lucien Bodard / 呂西安·博達爾:越南戰爭的前奏 流沙之戰
The Death of A President by William Manchester / 威廉曼徹斯特:總統之死
The Pocket History of the United States by Allan Nevins and Henry Steele Commager
The Crisis of the Old Order by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. / 亞瑟·施萊辛格:舊秩序的危機

Photo: Jaime Ardiles-Arce via  Architectural Digest

Photo: Jaime Ardiles-Arce via Architectural Digest


Poems, 1923–1954 by E.E. Cummings / 卡明斯詩集
The Poetry of Robert Frost / 羅伯特弗羅斯特的詩
The Homeric Hymns and Homerica by Hesiod / 赫西俄德:荷馬史詩與讚美詩
Complete Poems by Marianne Moore / 瑪麗安摩爾完整詩集
Poems by Boris Pasternak / 鮑里斯·帕斯捷爾納克的詩
The Green Wall by James Wright / 詹姆斯賴特:綠牆
The Collected Later Poems by William Carlos Williams / 威廉·卡洛斯·威廉斯後期選詩
Stolen Apples by Yevgeny Yevtushenko / 葉夫圖申科:被偷的蘋果
An Anthology of Modern Yiddish Poetry / 現代意第緒語詩選集
The Complete Poems Volumes I & II of Anna Akhmatova / 安娜阿赫瑪托娃完整詩集
Miracles: Poems by Children of the English Speaking World / 奇蹟:英語童詩集
The Oxford Book of American Verse牛津美國詩歌
The Random House Book of Twentieth Century French Poetry / 二十世紀法國隨選詩集
Women of the Fertile Crescent: An Anthology of Modern Poetry by Arab Women / 新月的女性:阿拉伯現代女性詩歌選集



Nothing Personal by Richard Avedon and James Baldwin / 理查德阿維頓和詹姆斯鮑德溫:無關個人
No Name in the Street by James Baldwin / 詹姆斯鮑德溫:散文集
Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin / 詹姆斯鮑德溫:沒有人知道我的名字
The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton / 羅伯特•伯頓:憂鬱的解剖
Bodies in Revolt: A Primer in Somatic Thinking by Thomas Hanna / 托馬斯·漢納:身體思維入門
Justice: Crisis of Law, Order and Freedom in America by Richard Harris / 理查德·哈里斯:美國的法律危機,秩序與自由
The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley / 阿道斯·赫胥黎:眾妙之門
Sexual Politics by Kate Millet / 凱特·米利特:性政治
The City in History by Lewis Mumford /路易士孟福:歷史名城
The Toynbee-Ikeda Dialogue by Arnold Toynbee and Daisaku Ikeda / 阿諾德湯因比與池田大作的對話錄
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf / 弗吉尼亞伍爾夫:自己的房間

Bernstein: "West Side Story" Symphonic Dances 西城故事 / New York Philharmonic (1976 Live)


Seven Plays by Bertolt Brecht / 貝托爾特布萊希特的七場戲劇

Six Plays by Rodgers and Hammerstein / 羅傑斯與漢默斯坦的六部戲劇「奧克拉何馬!」「 旋轉木馬」「快板」「南太平洋」「國王和我」「我和朱麗葉」


傳記 回憶錄 信件

Rickover by Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen / 諾曼·波馬爾和托馬斯·艾倫:里克弗
No Bed of Roses by Joan Fontaine / 瓊芳登:沒有玫瑰花床
Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther / 約翰岡瑟:不驕傲的死亡
Upton Sinclair: An American Rebel by Leon Harris / 厄普頓辛克萊:萊昂哈里斯的美國叛軍
Kissinger by Marvin Kalb and Bernard Kalb / 馬文卡爾布和伯納德卡爾布:基辛格
Scarlett O'Hara's Younger Sister by Evelyn Keyes / 艾芙琳·基絲:斯嘉麗奧哈拉的妹妹
Hope Against Hope by Nadezhda Mandelstam / 娜傑日達·曼德爾施塔姆:心存希望
Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette / 保羅·莫奈:借來的時間
Nietzsche: Life as Literature by Alexander Nehamas / 亞歷山大·尼哈馬斯:尼采的文學一生
The Angel Inside Went Sour by Esther P. Rothman
Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years by Carl Sandburg / 卡爾·桑德堡:林肯的草原歲月和戰爭年代
Robert Kennedy and His Times by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr / 小阿瑟‧施萊辛格:羅伯特甘迺迪的時代
Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History by Robert E. Sherwood / 羅伯特E.舍伍德:羅斯福與霍普金斯
Alice James: A Biography by Jean Strouse / 瓊·施特勞斯:艾麗斯詹姆斯傳記
Oedipus and Akhnaton by Immanuel Velikovsky / 伊曼紐爾·維利科夫斯基:俄狄浦斯和阿赫納頓
A Precocious Autobiography by Yevgeny Yevtushenko / 葉夫圖申科:早熟者的自傳



Collected Works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer / 迪特里希·潘霍華
In God We Trust by Norman Cousins / 諾曼考辛斯:我們相信上帝
God Knows by Joseph Heller / 約瑟夫海勒:神知道
Science of Survival by L. Ron Hubbard / 羅恩賀伯特:生存的科學
The Book of Mormon / 摩門教之書
The Holy Bible / 聖經
Divine Office / 神聖的辦公室

    Rayna Chou