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George Gershwin

Author: Larry Starr
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Series: Yale Broadway masters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Gershwin, one of America's best-loved twentieth-century composers, left a rich legacy of popular music that includes musicals, concert pieces, an opera, and movie scores. In this book, Larry Starr focuses fresh attention on George Gershwin's Broadway contributions and examines their centrality to the composer's entire career. Starr presents Gershwin as a composer with a unified musical vision--a vision  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Gershwin; George Gershwin; George Gershwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Starr
ISBN: 9780300111842 0300111843 030019238X 9780300192384
OCLC Number: 610467010
Description: xviii, 194 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Contents: In lieu of biography : concepts and images from a short but full life --
In search of Gershwin's style --
In search of the Gershwin musical, featuring Lady, be good! With special appearances by Oh, Kay! and other surprise guests --
Entr'acte : the showman in the concert hall --
Something completely different : Of thee I sing and the musical as a "work" --
The nonpareil : Porgy and Bess in Catfish Row, on Broadway, in America, and throughout the world --
An unintended Hollywood coda --
Principal works by George Gershwin.
Series Title: Yale Broadway masters.
Responsibility: Larry Starr ; with a foreword by Geoffrey Block.

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Part of the "Yale Broadway Masters" series, the author focuses on George Gershwin's Broadway contributions and examines their centrality to the composer's entire career. He presents Gershwin as a  Read more...

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"...a sad story but a very illuminating one, and the book is an enthralling read."-Peter Dickinson, Gramophone -- Peter Dickinson Gramophone "Larry Starr's valuable new book...is not a traditional Read more...

 
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