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George Gershwin : his life and work

Author: Howard Pollack
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Univ. of California Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats

Gershwin created some of the most beloved music of the twentieth century and, along with Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, helped make the golden age of Broadway golden. This biography of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: George Gershwin; Gershwin; George Gershwin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Pollack
ISBN: 0520248643 9780520248649
OCLC Number: 255736645
Description: XVII, 884 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Contents Preface PART I. LIFE 1. Gershwin and His Family 2. Gershwin's Musical Education to the Rhapsody in Blue (1924) 3. Gershwin and the New Popular Music 4. The Popular Pianist 5. Toward a Career in the Theater 6. Gershwin among His Friends 7. Later Studies 8. Gershwin and the Great Tradition 9. Gershwin and Popular Music and Jazz after 1920 10. Working Methods 11. Gershwin the Man PART II. WORK 12. From "Ragging the Traumerei" (ca. 1913) to The Capitol Revue (1919) 13. From Morris Gest's Midnight Whirl (1919) to The Perfect Fool (1921) 14. From The French Doll to Our Nell (1922) 15. From The Sunshine Trail to Sweet Little Devil (1923) 16. The Rhapsody in Blue (1924) 17. The Scandals of 1924, Primrose, and Lady, Be Good! (1924) 18. Short Story, Tell Me More, and the Concerto in F (1925) 19. Tip-Toes and Song of the Flame (1925) 20. Oh, Kay! and Other Works (1926) 21. Strike Up the Band and Funny Face (1927) 22. Rosalie and Treasure Girl (1928) 23. An American in Paris (1928) and East Is West (1929) 24. Show Girl and The Dybbuk (1929) 25. Girl Crazy (1930) 26. Delicious and the Second Rhapsody (1931) 27. Of Thee I Sing (1931) 28. George Gershwin's Song-Book (1932) 29. The Cuban Overture (1932) and Pardon My English (1933) 30. Let 'Em Eat Cake (1933) and Variations on "I Got Rhythm" (1934) 31. Porgy and Bess (1935) 32. The First Production of Porgy and Bess 33. Porgy and Bess in Revival 34. Porgy and Bess on Disc, Film, and the Concert Stage 35. From Swing Is King (1936) to A Damsel in Distress (1937) 36. From The Goldwyn Follies (1938) to Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) Conclusion Notes Selected Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Howard Pollack.
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"Filled with new and revelatory information, Howard Pollack's fascinating and meticulous book is the closest anyone has come to capturing the essence of Gershwin's life and work" - Michael Feinstein, Read more...

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