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The Gershwins and me : a personal history in twelve songs

Author: Michael Feinstein; Ian Jackman
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music : Biography   Sound Recording : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Presents an illustrated tribute to the lives and legacies of the Gershwins that is presented through the stories of twelve of their most enduring songs including "Strike Up the Band" and "Love Is Here to Stay."
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Genre/Form: Books with discs
Named Person: George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; Michael Feinstein; Michael Feinstein; George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; Michael Feinstein
Material Type: Biography, Music
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Feinstein; Ian Jackman
ISBN: 9781451645309 1451645309 9781451645316 1451645317 9781451645330 1451645333 9781451645323 1451645325 9781451696530 1451696531
OCLC Number: 773022005
Description: 351 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: George and Ira : the music and the words --
The musical theater --
Ira and me --
Michael and George --
Music and society --
"One plus one equals three" : love songs and how to write them --
Performing and interpreting the song --
Why some songs survive and others don't --
The top of the mountain? : Porgy and Bess --
Hollywood and the end --
George Gershwin's musical reputation --
What might have been.
Responsibility: Michael Feinstein with Ian Jackman.

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From celebrated entertainer Feinstein comes a beautifully illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the GershwinsNtold through stories of 12 of their greatest songs and accompanied by an  Read more...

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"Frisky, affectionate, lushly illustrated, deeply informed and profoundly respectful."--"Kirkus Reviews"""

 
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