The Music of Gershwin
Yale University Press, 1995 - 255 עמודים
George Gershwin is perhaps the most popular American composer of the twentieth century, and his short and dramatic life has been the subject of much attention. His music, however, has never been scrutinized as closely as his life, and the composer known for his show tunes has had difficulty finding a niche in the world of "serious" music. This book is the first in-depth analysis of Gershwin's entire compositional oeuvre, including his concert music.
Weaving biographical material with musical analysis, Steven Gilbert presents a chronological study of the highlights of Gershwin's career. He discusses the well-known Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, An American in Paris, and Porgy and Bess, as well as such popular songs as "Swanee." "S'Wonderful," "I Got Rhythm," "Love Walked In," and "Love Is Here to Stay." But he also examines relatively neglected works that are no less deserving, such as Second Rhapsody, Cuban Overture, and Pardon My English, the last of which, says Gilbert, was a failure on Broadway but was one of George and Ira Gershwin's finest collaborations. Written in a fluid, conversational style and illustrated with numerous musical examples, some of which have never before been published, this book will be enjoyed by general readers and appreciated by professional musicians and musical scholars alike.
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George Gershwin was an American original, but as Gilbert points out, "original" is often equated with "primitive" and deemed not worthy of serious consideration. With this book, Gershwin's music ... קרא סקירה מלאה
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accompaniment American in Paris arpeggiation ascending bass beginning Blue Monday Catfish Row chord clarinet coda Concerto in F contrapuntal corollary theme countermelody counterpoint Cuban Overture descending dominant downbeat eighth notes episode Fascinating Rhythm fifth foreground four measures fourth George Gershwin Gersh Gershwin Collection Gershwin Music harmonic initial inner voice interval introduction Ira Gershwin Jablonski Jasbo Brown Kilenyi latter linear progression main theme major manuscript Miami middleground minor third motive neighbor note octave opening ostinato parallel passage pattern pitch Porgy and Bess Porgy's primary melodic tone published score refrain reprise Rhapsody in Blue rhythmic Rights Reserved scale degree Schillinger System Second Rhapsody sequence shown in example solo piano span stepwise structure Swanee Thee I Sing tion tonal tonic transition theme triad tune two-piano score upper neighbor upper voice variation verse vertical waltz Warner Bros WB Music Corp