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The Gershwin style : new looks at the music of George Gershwin

Author: Wayne Joseph Schneider
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Gershwin is at once one of America's most popular and least appreciated composers. He is loved and revered for his wonderful songs, a few instrumental works, and for the opera Porgy and Bess. Most of his music, however, is virtually unknown--hundreds of songs, show music, and even several large and important instrumental works are gradually fading with the generations that first heard them. This book promises  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Gershwin; George Gershwin; George Gershwin; George Gershwin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Joseph Schneider
ISBN: 0195090209 9780195090208
OCLC Number: 38061696
Description: xiv, 290 pages : illustrations, portraits, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Wayne Schneider --
Towards a new reading of Gershwin / Charles Hamm --
"Rotating" Porgy and Bess / Wayne D. Shirley --
Gershwin's operetta overtures : medley or composition? / Wayne Schneider --
Nice work : thoughts and observations on Gershwin's last songs / Steven E. Gilbert --
Musings on "Nice Gershwin tunes," form, and harmony in the concert music of Gershwin / Larry Starr --
Gershwin's Blue Monday (1922) and the promise of success / John Andrew Johnson --
Rhapsody in Blue : a study in Hollywood hagiography / Charlotte Greenspan --
Gershwin on the cover of Rolling Stone / Susan Richardson --
George Gershwin and jazz / C. André Barbera --
Tracing Gershwin's piano rolls / Artis Wodehouse --
George Gershwin's piano rollography / Michael Montgomery --
What about Ira? / Edward Jablonski.
Responsibility: edited by Wayne Schneider.
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George Gershwin is at once one of America's most popular and least appreciated composers. In this important new work, some of America's leading experts on popular music have contributed articles  Read more...

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Excellent notes with each paper serve as the bibliography. A useful addition to comprehensive music and performing-arts collections. * Choice *

 
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