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The music of Gershwin

Author: Steven E Gilbert
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1995.
Series: Composers of the twentieth century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Weaving biographical material with musical analysis, Steven Gilbert presents a chronological study of the highlights of Gershwin's career. He discusses the well-known Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, An American in Paris, and Porgy and Bess, as well as such popular songs as "Swanee," "'S Wonderful," "I Got Rhythm," "Love Walked In," and "Love Is Here to Stay." But he also examines relatively neglected works that are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Gershwin; George Gershwin; George Gershwin; George Gershwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven E Gilbert
ISBN: 0300062338 9780300062335
OCLC Number: 32236045
Description: xi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Music of Gershwin --
2. An Analytic Approach --
3. Fascinating Rhythm --
4. The Early Period --
5. Rhapsody in Blue --
6. The Road to "I Got Rhythm" --
7. Concerto in F and An American in Paris --
8. New Musicals --
9. Concert Works --
10. Porgy and Bess --
11. The Final Period.
Series Title: Composers of the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Steven E. Gilbert.

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Using biographical material and musical analysis, this study provides an exploration of Gershwin's entire compositional oeuvre, including his concert music. It discusses well known works such as  Read more...

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