The George Gershwin Reader

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Robert Wyatt, John Andrew Johnson
Oxford University Press, 12 בפבר׳ 2004 - 368 עמודים
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George Gershwin is one of the giants of American music, unique in that he was both a brilliant writer of popular songs and of more serious music. Here, music lovers are treated to a spectacular celebration of this great American composer. The Reader offers a kaleidoscopic collection of writings by Gershwin, as well as those about Gershwin, written by a who's who of famous commentators. More than eighty pieces of superb variety, color, and depth include the critical debate over Gershwin's concert pieces, especially "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris." There is a complete section devoted to the controversies over "Porgy and Bess," including correspondence between Gershwin and DuBose Hayward, the opera's librettist, plus unique interviews with the original Porgy and Bess--Todd Duncan and Anne Brown. Sprinkled throughout the book are excerpts from Gershwin's own letters, which offer unique insight into this fascinating and charming man. Along with a detailed chronology of the composer's life, the editors provide informative introductions to each entry. Here is a book for anyone interested in American music. Scholars, performers, and Gershwin's legions of fans will find it an irresistible feast.
 

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Editors Wyatt (executive director, Cape Cod Conservatory of Music) and Johnson (musicology, Syracuse Univ.) have assembled a fascinating collection of articles, biographical reminiscences, reviews ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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I PORTRAITS OF THE ARTIST
1
II THE GROWING LIMELIGHT 19191924
37
III FAME AND FORTUNE 19241930
63
IV MATURITY 19301935
131
V PORGY AND BESS
191
HOLLYWOOD 19361937
237
VII OBITUARIES AND EULOGIES
269
VIII AS TIME PASSES
285
Chronology
309
Selected Bibliography
325
Credits
333
Index
335
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Robert Wyatt is a concert pianist and Gershwin authority who is now Executive Director of the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music. John Andrew Johnson is Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Department of Fine Arts at Syracuse University.

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