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Great American music : Broadway musicals

Author: Bill Messenger; Edward R Goldstein; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : The Teaching Company, ©2006.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Music & fine arts.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This course covers the 200-year evolution of American music theater, including the minstrel era, the vaudeville era, the age of ragtime, the revue, and the book musical. Because recorded examples of music from recent Broadway musicals are readily available in retail stores, these are used less frequently here than the older, rarer recordings, without which most listeners would have little knowledge of the sound of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Messenger; Edward R Goldstein; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 159803202X 9781598032024
OCLC Number: 276426602
Notes: Discs issued in 2 cases.
Course no. 7318.
Credits: Producer/editor, Jaimee M. Aigret ; content supervisor, Ann Waigand.
Cast: Bill Messenger, lecturer ; guest performances by Duke Thompson, Alan Gephardt, and Jim Harp ; music provided by Ed Goldstein and Company (in addition to previously-recorded material).
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (ii, 161 p. ; 20 cm.)
Details: DVD format.
Contents: Pt. 1. Disc 1. The essence of the musical ; The minstrel era (1828 to c. 1900) ; Evolution of the verse/chorus song ; The ragtime years (c.1890-1917) --
Disc 2. The vaudeville era (1881 to c. 1935) ; Tin Pan Alley ; Broadway in its infancy ; The revue versus the book musical. Pt. 2. Disc 3. Superstars on the horizon ; Transition into the Jazz Age (1916-20) ; Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern : contrasts ; George Gershwin's legacy (1919 to c. 1935) --
Disc 4. Rodgers and Hammerstein era (1940s) ; Golden age of musical theater (1950s) ; Rock 'n' roll reaches Broadway (1960s) ; Big bucks and long runs (1970s-present).
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Music & fine arts.
Other Titles: Broadway musicals
Responsibility: taught by Bill Messenger.

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This course covers the 200-year evolution of American music theater, including the minstrel era, the vaudeville era, the age of ragtime, the revue, and the book musical. Because recorded examples of music from recent Broadway musicals are readily available in retail stores, these are used less frequently here than the older, rarer recordings, without which most listeners would have little knowledge of the sound of the early musicals. The shows chosen to be discussed in this course are each important links in musical theater's evolution.

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