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Author Wyatt, Robert, 1948-

Title The George Gershwin Reader
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (369 pages)
Series Readers on American Musicians
Readers on American musicians.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. PORTRAITS OF THE ARTIST; II. THE GROWING LIMELIGHT (1919-1924); III. FAME AND FORTUNE (1924-1930); IV. MATURITY (1930-1935); V. PORGY AND BESS; VI. LAST YEARS: HOLLYWOOD (1936-1937); VII. OBITUARIES AND EULOGIES; VIII. AS TIME PASSES; Chronology; Selected Bibliography; Credits; Index
Summary George Gershwin is one of the giants of American music, unique in that he was both a brilliant writer of popular songs ("Swanee," "I Got Rhythm," "They Can't Take That Away From Me") and of more serious music, including "Rhapsody in Blue," "An American in Paris," and "Porgy and Bess." Now, in The George Gershwin Reader, music lovers are treated to a spectacular celebration of this great American composer. The Reader offers a kaleidoscopic collection of writings by and about Gershwin, including more than eighty pieces of superb variety
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Form Electronic book
Author Johnson, John Andrew.
ISBN 0198029853 (electronic bk.)
9780198029854 (electronic bk.)