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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:   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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Named Person: 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 p. : ill. ; 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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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 no less deserving, such as Second Rhapsody, Cuban Overture, and Pardon My English, the last of which, says Gilbert, was a failure on Broadway but was one of George and Ira Gershwin's finest collaborations. Written in a fluid, conversational style and illustrated with numerous musical examples, some of which have never before been published, this book will be enjoyed by general readers and appreciated by professional musicians and musical scholars alike.

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