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George Gershwin : a new biography

Author: William G Hyland
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book William Hyland's reexamines Gershwin's personality and music. He illustrates how the composer's craftsmanship was criticized and his music was relegated to the status of "lowbrow" for decades, until the relatively recent appreciation of his achievements. Yet for all of his artistic brilliance, Gershwin was vulnerable and discontented in his personal life. Hyland reveals both the man and his creations,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: George Gershwin; George Gershwin; George Gershwin; George Gershwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William G Hyland
ISBN: 0275981118 9780275981112
OCLC Number: 51861983
Description: xv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Youth --
Song plugging --
Musical influences --
Rhapsody in blue --
Jazz --
Broadway --
Oh, Kay! --
An American in Paris --
Of thee I sing --
Porgy and Bess --
Hollywood --
Personality --
Keeping the flame --
American music.
Responsibility: William G. Hyland.

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William G. Hyland reexamines Gershwin's personality and music alike and illustrates how, for decades, the composer's craftsmanship was criticized and his music relegated to the status of "lowbrow"  Read more...

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