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George Gershwin

Author: Rodney Greenberg
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1998.
Series: 20th-century composers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This expert biography places Gershwin's music within the context of his frenetic lifestyle to show how a teenage song-plugger became internationally renowned in a career that spanned a mere two decades. It also brings home the realization that Gershwin's tragic death aged only 38 robbed us of untold musical treasures.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greenberg, Rodney.
George Gershwin.
London : Phaidon, 1998
(OCoLC)636739228
Named Person: George Gershwin; George Gershwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Greenberg
ISBN: 0714835048 9780714835044
OCLC Number: 39113440
Notes: Includes discography: p. 230-233.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Brooklyn to Tin Pan Alley --
Broadway to Aeolian Hall --
Rhapsody in Blue --
Master of the Broadway musical --
Concert music --
Porgy and Bess --
Hollywood and final curtain.
Series Title: 20th-century composers.
Responsibility: by Rodney Greenberg.

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"An excellent critical account of Gershwin's musical development in the social and musical context of the first three decades of the century."-BBC Music Magazine "Sharply observed..."-Billboard Read more...

 
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