George Gershwin

mit Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten
Author: Hanspeter Krellmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 153
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In der Musikgeschichte bildet George Gershwin einen Sonderfall. Er, der Leichtschaffende, schwebte zwischen den Genres, pendelte zwischen den Richtungen, fühlte sich wohl auf Zwischenplätzen, war auf vielen Feldern heimisch und hatte als Komponist doch nur ein Ziel: sich im Lied auszudrücken. Liedhaft hatte alles zu sein, was er anfaßte; zum Singen, zum Nachsingen mußte es sich am Ende eignen. Er komponierte leicht wie Mozart und Offenbach. Melodienfülle stand ihm zu Gebote wie diesen beiden, wie dem Liedmeister Schubert auch, wie Johann Strauß. Alles bei ihm aber ist auf melodiöse Floskeln zu reduzieren, auf den vortrefflichen thematischen Einfall, an dem es ihm nicht gebrach. Diesen Phänomen ordnet sich, was er komponiert hat, unter, der einzeln stehende Schlager so gut wie die Opernarie, der Klavierblues so überzeugend wie der versiert instrumentierte Abschnitt in einem seiner Konzertwerke.

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

The Jubilant Story of George Gershwin and His Music
Author: Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biographical films
Page: 20
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George Gershwin

eine Biographie in Bildern, Texten und Dokumenten
Author: Jürgen Schebera
Publisher: Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag GmbH
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 181
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Anschauliches Porträt des populären amerikanischen Komponisten (1898-1937).

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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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.

George Gershwin

His Life and Work
Author: Howard Pollack
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520933149
Category: Music
Page: 906
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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

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

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?

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."

Jazz Masters Play Gershwin

Hal Leonard Solo Guitar Library
Author: George Gershwin
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781480312852
Category: Music
Page: 72
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(Guitar Solo). Ten note-for-note transcriptions of songs arranged by the pre-eminent jazz guitarists of our time, including Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Johnny Smith and more. Songs include: But Not for Me (Kenny Burrell) * Embraceable You (Earl Klugh) * A Foggy Day (In London Town) (George Van Epps) * I Got Rhythm (Martin Taylor) * I Loves You, Porgy (Johnny Smith) * Isn't It a Pity? (Howard Alden) * My Man's Gone Now (Ralph Towner) * Someone to Watch over Me (Jimmy Raney) * Summertime (Joe Pass) * They Can't Take That Away from Me (Ted Greene).

George Gershwin. (Edited and Designed by M. Armitage.) [Essays by Various Authors. With Plates, Including Portraits.].


Author: Merle ARMITAGE
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 252
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Gershwin for Guitar


Author: Jerry Silverman
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
ISBN: 9780769265889
Category: Music
Page: 60
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This series is built around beautiful and playable solo guitar arrangements of the greatest songs of all time. Each arrangement includes melody, lyrics, and chord frames on one line, and a complete, easy-to-play solo guitar arrangement in standard notation and tablature on a second line. Titles are: A Foggy Day * Bess, You Is My Woman * Embraceable You * I Got Rhythm * I Loves You Porgy * It Ain't Necessarily So * I've Got a Crush on You * The Man I Love * Nice Work If You Can Get It * Oh, Lady Be Good * Someone to Watch Over Me * Summertime.

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

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.

Summertime: George Gershwin's Life in Music


Author: Richard Crawford
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393635414
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 560
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The life of a beloved American composer reflected through his music, writings, and letters. New York City native and gifted pianist George Gershwin blossomed as an accompanist before his talent as a songwriter opened the way to Broadway, where he fashioned his own brand of American music. He composed a long run of musical comedies, many with his brother Ira as lyricist, but his aspirations reached beyond commercial success. A lifetime learner, Gershwin was able to appeal to listeners on both sides of the purported popular-classical divide. In 1924—when he was just twenty-five—he bridged that gap with his first instrumental composition, Rhapsody in Blue, an instant classic premiered by Paul Whiteman’s jazz orchestra, as the anchor of a concert entitled “An Experiment in Modern Music.” From that time forward his work as a composer, pianist, and citizen of the Jazz Age made him in some circles a leader on America’s musical scene. The late1920s found him extending the range of the shows he scored to include the United Kingdom, and he published several articles to reveal his thinking about a range of musical matters. Moreover, having polished his skills as an orchestrator, he pushed boundaries again in 1935 with the groundbreaking folk opera, Porgy and Bess—his magnum opus. Gershwin’s talent and warmth made him a presence in New York’s musical and social circles (and linked him romantically with pianist-composer Kay Swift). In 1936 he and Ira moved west to write songs for Hollywood. Their work was cut short, however, when George developed a brain tumor and died at thirty-eight, a beloved American artist. Drawing extensively from letters and contemporaneous accounts, acclaimed music historian Richard Crawford traces the arc of Gershwin’s remarkable life, seamlessly blending colorful anecdotes with a discussion of Gershwin’s unforgettable oeuvre. His days on earth were limited to the summertime of life. But the spirit and inventive vitality of the music he left behind lives on.

Meet George Gershwin at the Keyboard


Author: Alfred Publishing Staff,George Gershwin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571526772
Category: Music
Page: 44
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A terrific collection of songs by George Gershwin that the composer has arranged as piano solos. Ideal for the intermediate pianist and a great insight into the mind of one America's greatest composers. Titles: The Man I Love * I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise * Do It Again * Fascinating Rhythm * Oh, Lady Be Good * Somebody Loves Me * Sweet and Low Down * Clap Yo' Hands * Do Do Do * My One and Only * 'S Wonderful * Strike Up the Band * I Got Rhythm * Who Cares? * That Certain Feeling * Liza

The Music of George Gershwin for Clarinet


Author: George Gershwin
Publisher: Music Sales
ISBN: 9780711913325
Category: Clarinet music
Page: 46
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Play Gershwin

solos for B♭ clarinet and piano from songs by George Gershwin
Author: George Gershwin,Alan Gout
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571517541
Category: Music
Page: 32
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This album plays tribute to Gershwin's unique melodic genius, which gave us such gems as Embracable You and Summertime. These and other favorites are arranged here for B Flat Clarinet with Piano Accompaniment.