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George Gershwin : his life and work.

Author: Howard Pollack
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive biography of George Gershwin (1898-1937) unravels the myths surrounding one of America's most celebrated composers and establishes the enduring value of his music. 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. Howard Pollack draws from a wealth of sketches,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pollack, Howard.
George Gershwin : his life and work.
Berkerley : University of California Press, ©2006
Named Person: George Gershwin; George Gershwin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Pollack
ISBN: 9780520933149 0520933141
OCLC Number: 609850115
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 825 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: Preface; Part One: Life; Part Two: Work; Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.

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This comprehensive biography of George Gershwin (1898-1937) unravels the myths surrounding one of America's most celebrated composers and establishes the enduring value of his music. 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. Howard Pollack draws from a wealth of sketches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, books, articles, recordings, films, and other materials including a large cache of Gershwin scores discovered in a Warner Brothers warehouse in 1982.

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