George Gershwin

His Life and Work
Author: Howard Pollack
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520933149
Category: Music
Page: 901
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This comprehensive biography of George Gershwin (1898-1937) unravels the myths surrounding one of America's most celebrated composers and establishes the enduring value of his music. Gershwin created some of the most beloved music of the twentieth century and, along with Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, helped make the golden age of Broadway golden. Howard Pollack draws from a wealth of sketches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, books, articles, recordings, films, and other materials—including a large cache of Gershwin scores discovered in a Warner Brothers warehouse in 1982—to create an expansive chronicle of Gershwin’s meteoric rise to fame. He also traces Gershwin’s powerful presence that, even today, extends from Broadway, jazz clubs, and film scores to symphony halls and opera houses. Pollack’s lively narrative describes Gershwin’s family, childhood, and education; his early career as a pianist; his friendships and romantic life; his relation to various musical trends; his writings on music; his working methods; and his tragic death at the age of 38. Unlike Kern, Berlin, and Porter, who mostly worked within the confines of Broadway and Hollywood, Gershwin actively sought to cross the boundaries between high and low, and wrote works that crossed over into a realm where art music, jazz, and Broadway met and merged. The author surveys Gershwin’s entire oeuvre, from his first surviving compositions to the melodies that his brother and principal collaborator, Ira Gershwin, lyricized after his death. Pollack concludes with an exploration of the performances and critical reception of Gershwin's music over the years, from his time to ours.

George Gershwin


Author: Paul Whiteman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 252
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Shortly after George Gershwin's premature death in 1937, Merle Armitage invited Gershwin's friends and associates to contribute memories and tributes for this volume, which was first published in 1938. In these 38 articles, a range of interests are covered, comprising a portrait of a musician who exerted a huge influence on his era.

George Gershwin

A Biography
Author: Alan Kendall
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 192
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Traces the life of the American songwriter and composer, describes his musical background, and discusses his major works

George Gershwin

A New Biography
Author: William George Hyland
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780275981112
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 279
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Traces the life and career of the noted composer, examines his most important works, and discusses his personal life and his influence on the development of American music and on the relationship between jazz and classical music.

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¿.

Rhapsody in Blue

Advanced Piano Solo
Author: George Gershwin,Herman Wasserman
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457493438
Category: Music
Page: 40
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To provide greater availability for a work of such importance, the original publishers secured from Gershwin a solo piano version wherein the orchestral parts are fused together with the solo piano part (PS0047). Due to concerns that the composer's arrangement presented too many technical demands to pianists not possessing the requisite technique, a modified arrangement was delicately solicited from pianists of the time. (Gershwin's untimely death precluded any modification from the composer himself.) Many attempts at technical modifications were rejected on ethical grounds until Herman Wasserman--who taught Gershwin to play the piano--submitted a manuscript which became this edition. Several prominent pianists who reviewed the score all attested to the amazing reduction in technical demands while retaining the clarity, sonority, and brilliance of the original. This edition is designed for Early Advanced pianists, although some sections, including the well-known Moderato middle section, are accessible to those performing at less-advanced levels.

The George Gershwin Reader


Author: Robert Wyatt,John Andrew Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019532711X
Category: Music
Page: 354
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A collection of articles, biographical reminiscences, reviews, musical analyses, and letters relating to the life and music of George Gershwin.

Gershwin's Improvisations for Solo Piano


Author: George Gershwin,Artis Wodehouse
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457491958
Category: Music
Page: 64
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Transcribed from the 1926 and 1928 disc recordings made by the composer. Titles: * Clap Yo' Hands * Maybe * 'S Wonderful * and more! This is a major addition to American piano literature.

The Sheet Music of George Gershwin

A Pictorial Price Guide
Author: Thomas Inglis,Janice Grower
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 097841120X
Category:
Page: 116
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George Gershwin: His Life & Music


Author: Ean Wood
Publisher: Bobcat Books
ISBN: 0857128140
Category: Music
Page: 192
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"In the summer of 1937 George Gershwin died suddenly from a brain tumour at the age of 38. His tragically early death stunned the world. A composer of classical and popular music, he had summed up the unique qualities of what is meant by ""American music"". This book sheds fresh light on the man and includes exclusive interviews with musicians who knew him, material from the Gershwin family archives and coverage of the composer's musical works in full."

George Gershwin

An Intimate Portrait
Author: Walter Rimler
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252093690
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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George Gershwin lived with purpose and gusto, but with melancholy as well, for he was unable to make a place for himself--no family of his own and no real home in music. He and his siblings received little love from their mother and no direction from their father. Older brother and lyricist Ira managed to create a home when he married Leonore Strunsky, a hard-edged woman who lived for wealth and status. The closest George came to domesticity was through his longtime relationship with Kay Swift. She was his lover, musical confidante, and fellow composer. But she remained married to another man while he went endlessly from woman to woman. Only in the final hours of his life, when they were separated by a continent, did he realize how much he needed her. Fatally ill, unprotected by (and perhaps estranged from) Ira, he was exiled by Leonore from the house she and the brothers shared, and he died horribly and alone at the age of thirty-eight. Nor was Gershwin able to find a satisfying musical harbor. For years his songwriting genius could be expressed only in the ephemeral world of show business, as his brilliance as a composer of large-scale works went unrecognized by highbrow music critics. When he resolved this quandary with his opera Porgy and Bess, the critics were unable to understand or validate it. Decades would pass before this, his most ambitious composition, was universally regarded as one of music's lasting treasures and before his stature as a great composer became secure. In George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait, Walter Rimler makes use of fresh sources, including newly discovered letters by Kay Swift as well as correspondence between and interviews with intimates of Ira and Leonore Gershwin. It is written with spirited prose and contains more than two dozen photographs.

The Memory of All that

The Life of George Gershwin
Author: Joan Peyser
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781423410256
Category: Music
Page: 320
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This is a startlingly fresh account of the life of one of the greatest 20th-century Americans, composer and songwriter George Gershwin. Joan Peyser examines Gershwin's character, his complex relationship with brother and collaborator Ira, and his several romantic affairs. This 2006 edition includes newly discovered information in a new author's introduction.

George Gershwin's Lullaby for string quartet


Author: George Gershwin,Ira Gershwin
Publisher: Warner Bros Pubns
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 28
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America, I Hear You

A Story about George Gershwin
Author: Barbara Mitchell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780876143094
Category: Music
Page: 56
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Focuses on the life and musical career of the composer who wrote a number of popular musicals and brought jazz into the realm of acceptable and respectable music.

I Got Rhythm (Impromptu Variations)

Advanced Piano Duet
Author: George Gershwin,Gregory Stone
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457493446
Category: Music
Page: 16
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Arranged for one piano, four hands.

Rhapsody in Blue Intermediate Piano Sheet Music


Author: George Gershwin
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1304920682
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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An Easy Intermediate Piano Arrangement from Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue A SilverTonalities Arrangement! Easy Note Style Sheet Music Letter Names of Notes embedded in each Notehead!

George Gershwin

His Journey to Greatness
Author: David Ewen
Publisher: Frederick Ungar
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 360
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A revised biography traces Gershwin's development from his childhood (on New York's East Side) to his present status in American music

Gershwin at the Keyboard


Author: George Gershwin
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
ISBN: 9780769259680
Category: Music
Page: 48
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(Piano Solo Composer Collection). 18 piano solo arrangements by Gershwin: Clap Yo' Hands * Do Do Do * Do It Again * Fascinating Rhythm * I Got Rhythm * I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise * Liza * My One and Only * Nobody But You * Oh, Lady Be Good * 'S Wonderful * Somebody Loves Me * Strike Up the Band * Swanee * Sweet and Low Down * That Certain Feeling * The Man I Love * Who Cares?