A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin

Piano Solo Arrangements
Author: George Gershwin,Ira Gershwin,Dan Coates
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
ISBN: 9780897242615
Category: Music
Page: 96
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(Piano Solo Composer Collection). This folio features 31 piano solo arrangements by Dan Coates of Gershwin classics, including: 'S Wonderful * Strike Up the Band * The Man I Love * My One and Only * Embraceable You * and more.

George Gershwin

A Bio-bibliography
Author: Norbert Carnovale
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313260032
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 608
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The possibilities for using the patterns and templates in Ready Reproducibles are endless! This 352-page book includes awards, certificates, decorative stationery, calendar and newsletter templates, literature selections, and various themes. This comprehensive book is an ideal source for cross-curricular activities, bulletin board displays, classroom decorations, parent letters, and crafts for grades K¿.

To Provide Special Gold Medals Honoring George and Ira Gershwin

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session, on H.J. Res. 251 ... July 10, 1985
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 23
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BeBOP and NOTHINGNESS: Jazz and Pop at the End of the Century


Author: Francis Davis
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 0857127667
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 306
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An informative and insightful collection of essays from Francis Davis. Davis prefers artists who push at the avant-garde edges, who refuse to accept the status quo. This collection of influential writings again focuses on these hard-to-catergorize heroes, from Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand,to Art Pepper, Tony Bennett, Les Paul Don Byron and many more.

Ira Gershwin

The Art of the Lyricist
Author: Philip Furia
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195353945
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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To the perennial question "which comes first, the music or the words?" Ira Gershwin always responded, "the contract." The jest reveals both Ira's consummate professionalism and the self-effacing wit with which he ducked the spotlight whenever possible. Yet the ingeniously inventive melodies George Gershwin composed for such classic songs as "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Embraceable You," "Fascinating Rhythm," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "Love is Here to Stay" live on in no small part because of the equally unforgettable lyrics of Ira Gershwin, lines crafted with a precision that earned him the sobriquet "The Jeweller" among his Broadway peers. In Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist, the older and less flamboyant of the Gershwin brothers at last steps out of the shadows to claim his due as one of American songwriting's most important and enduring innovators. Philip Furia traces the development of Ira Gershwin's lyrical art from his early love of light verse and Gilbert and Sullivan, through his apprentice work in Tin Pan Alley, to his emergence as a prominent writer for the Broadway musical theater in the 1920s. Furia illuminates his work in satirical operettas such as Of Thee I Sing and Strike Up the Band, the smart "little" revues of the 1930s, and his contributions to the opera Porgy and Bess. After describing the Gershwin brothers' brief but brilliant work in Hollywood before George's sudden death--work that produced such classics as "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"--Furia follows Ira's career through such triumphs as Lady in the Dark with Kurt Weill, Cover Girl with Jerome Kern, and A Star is Born, with Harold Arlen. Along the way, Furia provides much insight into the art of the lyricist and he captures the magic of a golden era when not only the Gershwins, but Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Gertrude Lawrence, Fred Astaire, and other luminaries made the lights of Broadway and the Hollywood screen shine brighter than ever before. From his first major success, the now-classic "The Man I Love" (1924) to his last great hit, "The Man That Got Away" (1954), Ira Gershwin wrote the words to some of America's most loved standards. In Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist, Philip Furia illuminates the craft behind this remarkable achievement to reveal how Gershwin took the everyday speech of ordinary Americans and made it sing.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music


Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857125958
Category: Music
Page: 1600
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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

The Gershwin Style

New Looks at the Music of George Gershwin
Author: Wayne Schneider
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195358155
Category: Music
Page: 304
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Even as orchestras, performers, enthusiasts, and critics across the nation--and across the globe--celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of his birth, George Gershwin (1898-1937) remains one of America's most popular yet least appreciated composers. True, he is loved and revered for his wonderful popular songs, a few instrumental works, and the majestic opera Porgy and Bess. But most of his music is virtually unknown; hundreds of compositions, Broadway show tunes, and even several large and important instrumental works are gradually disappearing with the generations that first heard them. The Gershwin Style: New Looks at the Music of George Gershwin is a bold new work that stands in opposition to this disappearance. It is also a fresh collection of essays that promises to make a key contribution to American music research. Editor Wayne Schneider has corralled some of the leading authorities of Gershwin's efforts--renowned experts and authors who have researched his music for years if not decades--and sets their work alongside articles by scholars who come to Gershwin for the first time from backgrounds in American music or popular music in general. The notable contributors include Wayne D. Shirley, Charles Hamm, Edward Jablonski, and Artis Wodehouse (who has transcribed nearly all of Gershwin's piano performances). No one who surveys the American musical landscape can doubt Gershwin's enduring popularity or profound influence, but his critical standing among today's serious music scholars is much less certain. As Schneider points out in his Introduction, there have been many biographies of Gershwin but comparatively few studies of his music in and of itself. Covering both the "popular" and "classical" extremes of Gershwin's output, as well as the many and subtle points in between, this book reevaluates the music of an American original from several enlightening perspectives. This is a book with much to offer any student or scholar of American music--while some essays explore new methods of measuring Gershwin's abilities as a composer, others draw on hitherto unavailable musical and archival sources to make arguments previously unthinkable. The essays gathered here, most of which were written especially for this volume, thus address a number of important research topics, among them biography, source studies, music analysis, performance practice, and questions of interpretation and reception. The contributions also reflect the wide diversity of contemporary thinking regarding the logic, legacy, and lure of Gershwin's music.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress
Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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American Songwriters

An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary
Author: David Ewen
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 489
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Collects biographical information on American composers and lyricists, including George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields, and Hank Williams.

Music Clubs Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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Show Music on Record

From the 1890s to the 1980s
Author: Jack Raymond
Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corporation
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 253
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Hollywood Musicals Year by Year


Author: Stanley Green
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634007651
Category: Music
Page: 392
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A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.

Reflections

A Tribute to Larry Adler
Author: Gary Italiaander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907205255
Category: Harmonica players
Page: 220
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Legendary performer, Larry Adler was born on 10th February 1914 in Baltimore USA. Larry gave the harmonica a place on the concert platform for the first time, his name being synonymous with the instrument. Widely acknowledged as one of ther world's most skilled players, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Darius Milhaud and Arthur Benjamin composed works for him. George and Ira Gershwin were two of his closest friends. In celebration of his extraordinary life, photographer Gary Italiaander, who was a personal friend, has written this amazing book that includes previously unseen portraits as well as memories by his colleagues, family and friends including Sir Michael Parkinson, Itzhak Perlman and more. Well known musicians including Sting, Sir Elton John, Kate Bush, Cher, and Jon Bon Jovi took part in the award winning CD,The Glory of Gershwin, produced by Sir George Martin in celebration of Larry¿s 80th birthday. 'Of course Larry was a compulsive name-dropper but he really did know the greatest of people and for me it was wonderful to work with such a legend'. Sir George Martin, Producer The Glory of Gershwin. '... Larry had agreed to perform at Carnegie Hall with a full orchestra, playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. An almost unbelievable feat, except I was there in the wings, open mouthed like the rest of the audience'. Sting.

George Gershwin

American Musical Genius
Author: Carin T. Ford
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780766028876
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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"A biography of American composer George Gershwin"--Provided by publisher.

爵士DNA


Author: 謝啟彬
Publisher: 新銳文創
ISBN: 986609409X
Category: Music
Page: 364
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爵士樂,是一個很適合行銷的名字,近年來在台灣各地,常能看到大大小小的爵士樂活動,大至整個縣市政府主辦的爵士音樂節,或各類藝文活動為力求多元,往往也開始列出希望邀請爵士樂團的慣例;小至各類商業活動的宣傳造勢,也常見搭配爵士樂現場演奏演唱,或甚至是小型據點的社區或文化館所舉辦音樂會,往往也因為爵士樂團的機動性高、配合度高、營造出的輕鬆愜意氣氛等,較為一般大眾所接受。 爵士樂也是一個令人頭痛的名字,特別是在想深入認識,或甚至想要進一步學習如何演奏、演唱時,往往會因為找不到要領而事倍功半。尤其在網路資訊發達的時代,大多數的人也了解爵士樂最精髓的部份,往往也是最難學好的部份,那就是「即興」,以及「聽懂爵士樂的即興」兩件事。【秀威資訊科技股份有限公司製作】

Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records

1950-1975
Author: Tim Neely
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 1376
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This text provides comprehensive coverage of American records of the 1950s through to 1975. It contains data on purchases and sales, US discographies for thousands of artists, as well as more than 150,000 listings in an easy-to-use alpha format.

Encyclopedia of American Opera


Author: Ken Wlaschin
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 480
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"This encyclopedia lists, describes and cross-references everything to do with American opera. The approximately 1750 entries range from ballad operas and composers of the 18th century to modern minimalists and video opera artists. Each opera entry consis

Music, Books on Music, and Sound Recordings


Author: Library of Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Audio-visual materials
Page: N.A
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Theater Week


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theater
Page: N.A
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Nice Work If You Can Get It

My Life in Rhythm and Rhyme
Author: Michael Feinstein
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9780786882205
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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In a tribute to the great musical loves of his life, the popular musician and performer tells the story of his legendary career as America's favorite interpreter of classical popular music and his love affair with Tin Pan Alley and friendship with Ira Gershwin. Reprint.