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?

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 Gershwins and Me

A Personal History in Twelve Songs
Author: Michael Feinstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451645333
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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From celebrated entertainer Michael Feinstein comes a beautifully illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins—told through stories of twelve of their greatest songs. The “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” Michael Feinstein was just twenty years old when he got the chance of a lifetime: a job with his hero, Ira Gershwin. During their six-year partnership, the two became close friends. Feinstein blossomed under Gershwin’s mentorship and Gershwin was reinvigorated by the younger man’s zeal for his and his brother George’s legacy. Now, in The Gershwins and Me, the only book of its kind, Michael Feinstein shares unforgettable stories and reminiscences from the music that defined American popular song, along with rare Gershwin memorabilia he’s collected through the years. From “Strike Up the Band” to “Love Is Here to Stay,” each of the twelve chapters highlights one of the Gershwins’ classic songs, exploring the brothers’ lives, illuminating what the music meant to them, and telling the stories of how their iconic tunes came to life. Throughout the star-studded narrative, Feinstein unfolds the moving chronicle of his own life with the Gershwins, describing his vision for their enduring presence today. No other writer could give us such an authoritative inside perspective on these titans of American culture. A timeless classic and the definitive account of the Gershwins and their legacy, The Gershwins and Me will having you humming with every turn of the page.

The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seen

The Last Twenty-Five Years of the Broadway Musical
Author: Ethan Mordden
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466893443
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 320
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For Ethan Mordden, the closing night of the hit musical, 42nd St. sounded the death knell of the art form of the Broadway musical. After that, big orchestras, real voices, recognizable books and intelligent lyrics went out the window in favor of cats, helicopters, yodeling Frenchmen, and the roof of the Paris Opera. Mordden takes us through the aftermath of the days of the great Broadway musical. From the long-running Cats to Miss Saigon, Phantom, and Les Miserables, to gems like The Producers, he is unsparing in his look at the remains of the day. Not content to scold the shows' creators, Mordden takes on the critics, too, splaying their bodies across the Great White Way like Sweeney Todd giving a close shave. Once more, it's "curtain going up," but Mordden is not applauding.

The Complete Gershwin® Keyboard Works

Seven Major Compositions in One Volume for Intermediate to Early Advanced Piano
Author: George Gershwin
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457446073
Category: Music
Page: 276
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Titles: * Rhapsody in Blue * Prelude I * Prelude II * Prelude III * Prelude (Fragment) * Prelude (Sleepless Night) * Prelude (Melody #17) * Prelude (Novelette in Fourths) * Prelude (Rubato) * Concerto in F * An American in Paris * I Got Rhythm Variations * 2nd Rhapsody * Cuban Overture

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.

Arranging Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon
Author: Ryan Bañagale
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199978409
Category: Music
Page: 304
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In Arranging Gershwin, author Ryan Bañagale approaches George Gershwin's iconic piece Rhapsody in Blue not as a composition but as an arrangement -- a status it has in many ways held since its inception in 1924, yet one unconsidered until now. Shifting emphasis away from the notion of the Rhapsody as a static work by a single composer, Bañagale posits a broad vision of the piece that acknowledges the efforts of a variety of collaborators who shaped the Rhapsody as we know it today. Arranging Gershwin sheds new light on familiar musicians such as Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, introduces lesser-known figures such as Ferde Grofé and Larry Adler, and remaps the terrain of this emblematic piece of American music. At the same time, it expands on existing approaches to the study of arrangements -- an emerging and insightful realm of American music studies -- as well as challenges existing and entrenched definitions of composer and composition. Based on a host of newly discovered manuscripts, the book significantly alters existing historical and cultural conceptions of the Rhapsody. With additional forays into visual media, including the commercial advertising of United Airlines and Woody Allen's Manhattan, it moreover exemplifies how arrangements have contributed not only to the iconicity of Gershwin and Rhapsody in Blue, but also to music-making in America -- its people, their pursuits, and their processes.

Rhapsody in Blue

For Late Intermediate Piano Solo
Author: George Gershwin,Tom Gerou
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1470637170
Category: Music
Page: 16
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Both jazzy and orchestral, "Rhapsody in Blue" remains one of the most recognized and popular pieces in the piano repertoire. This arrangement serves as a late intermediate "reduction" of the original. All of Gershwin's themes are included and the result is a highly playable and impressive solo!

Piano & Keyboard

The Bimonthly Piano Quarterly
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Piano
Page: N.A
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The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era, 1924-1950


Author: Allen Forte,Mr Allen Forte
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691043999
Category: Music
Page: 366
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In this pathbreaking book, Allen Forte uses modern analytical procedures to explore the large repertoire of beautiful love songs written during the heyday of American musical theater, the Big Bands, and Tin Pan Alley. Covering the work of such songwriters as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Harold Arlen, he seeks to illuminate this extraordinary music indigenous to America by revealing its deeper organizational characteristics. In so doing, he aims to establish it as a unique corpus of music that deserves more intensive study and appreciation by scholars and connoisseurs in the broader fields of American popular music and jazz. Expressing much of the traditional tonality associated with European music in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the love songs of the Golden Age are shown to draw on a rich variety of elements--popular harmony, idiomatic lyric-writing, and Afro-American dance rhythms. His analyses of such songs as "Embraceable You" or "Yesterdays" in particular exemplify his ability to convey the sublime, unpretentious simplicity of this great music.

Concerto in F

Advanced Piano Duet
Author: George Gershwin
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457493470
Category: Music
Page: 68
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Gershwin's Concerto in F was a work commissioned by Walter Damrosch in the spring of 1925. Gershwin began the two-piano score in July, titling the original drafts the "New York Concerto." It was performed first in December, 1925, with Gershwin at the piano and Mr. Damrosch conducting the New York Symphony Orchestra. This is the 1927 2-piano score, technically advanced in level of difficulty. Two copies are needed for performance. Two-piano edition, with second piano playing a transcription of the orchestration.

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¿.

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.

Gershwin plays Gershwin

selections from the piano rolls
Author: George Litterest
Publisher: Warner Bros. Publications
ISBN: 9780897249805
Category: Music
Page: 59
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(Artist Transcriptions). This fabulous folio contains authentic transcriptions of these titles: Drifting Along with the Tide * Kickin' the Clouds Away * So Am I * Swanee * Sweet and Low-Down * That Certain Feeling. Some of the pieces have been arranged for two pianos, four hands, and will require two copies for performance.

Gershwin for Students, Book 2

7 Graded Arrangements for Early Intermediate Pianists
Author: George Gershwin,Ira Gershwin,Carol Matz
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1470637227
Category: Music
Page: 24
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Gershwin for Students, Book 2, is arranged at the early-intermediate level, and the pieces appear in approximate order of difficulty. Titles: * I Got Rhythm * Let's Call the Whole Thing Off * The Man I Love * Nice Work If You Can Get It * Rhapsody in Blue (Selected Themes) * Someone to Watch Over Me * Summertime

Lang Lang. Un viaje de miles de kilómetros

Mi autobiografía
Author: Lang Lang
Publisher: ALBA Editorial
ISBN: 848428784X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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«Desde que tengo memoria he tenido una especie de banda sonora en mi cabeza que ha acompañado los momentos más importantes de mi vida. He escuchado estudios y conciertos, sonatas y grandes sinfonías. He escuchado armonías y contrapuntos. He escuchado la acción de la música.» Lang Lang Nacido en China de padres cuyas carreras musicales se vieron truncadas por la Revolución Cultural, a pesar de su juventud, Lang Lang ha emergido como uno de los grandes pianistas de nuestro tiempo. Un viaje de miles de kilómetros relata la extraordinaria historia de un niño de cinco años con un gran talento para la música que se ve obligado a conciliar la enorme disciplina que exige el estudio del piano –para satisfacer la ambición familiar de convertirse en el número y resarcir a su madre y su padre por su enorme sacrificio en aras de su carrera profesional-, con un auténtico sentimiento de amor por la música como aliada en un mundo de juegos. La recompensa al tesón va asomando en la vida del intérprete y, a la edad de doce años gana el premio Chaikoski, su primer gran reconocimiento. Sin embargo, en su camino hacia la fama internacional, Lang Lang atraviesa episodios dramáticos; debe sobreponerse a la pobreza, a intrigas académicas en el conservatorio de Pekín y, sobre todo, a la compleja relación que tiene con su padre, al que adora y debe todo pero que, a su vez, es capaz de tiranizarlo. Un viaje de miles de kilómetros, además de una autobiografía es sobre todo un relato del crecimiento personal de un niño que alcanza sus sueños y objetivos profesionales gracias al tesón y el amor a la música; es también un relato de conciliación de dos visiones distintas del mundo contemporáneo: Oriente y Occidente. Lang Lang nos ofrece además un recorrido privilegiado por la trastienda de la música clásica profesional donde los ídolos infantiles del joven –los maestros Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Baremboim, Isaac Stern y Leon Fleisher, entre otros-, con generosidad ejercen el papel de mentores, ofreciéndole valiosos consejos para la vida y el arte. Lang Lang nació en 1982 en Shenyang (China). Empezó a tomar lecciones de piano a los tres años y a los cinco dio su primer recital. Estudió en el Conservatorio de Pekín y posteriormente se trasladó a Estados Unidos a estudiar en el Instituto Curtis de Filadelfia. Su descubrimiento para el gran público se produjo en 1999 cuando, a la edad de 17 años, tuvo que sustituir en el último momento a un indispuesto André Watts en el Festival Gala del Siglo de Ravinia. The Chicago Tribune dijo de él: “el más grande, más excitante talento del piano descubierto en muchos años.” The London Times añadió: “Puede que estemos ante un auténtico acontecimiento histórico”.Lang Lang ha colaborado con directores que incluyen a Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, James Levine,, Zubin Mehta, Simon Rattle, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Yuri Temirkánov, Michael Tilson Thomas y Franz Welser-Möst. Asimismo ha actuado con las David Ritz es un escritor musical de gran éxito que ha escrito en colaboración las autobiografías de Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin y B. B. King, entre otros.

The annotated Rhapsody in blue


Author: George Gershwin
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 54
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Rhapsody in Blue has been restored to Gershwin's original manuscript by the talented Alicia Zizzo. This special edition includes an addendum to the two piano, four hands edition and the fully restored piano manuscript. When preparing the Rhapsody in Blue for publication, editors at Sam Harms Music Co. applied their own 19th century compositional conservatory training to the piece. With good intentions and due respect to Gershwin, they discreetly altered chords, phrases, dynamics, and accents, deleting whole passages to create a more concise work. Oddly, with the exception of four bars, all the deletions were from the piano solo sections, leaving the orchestration mostly undisturbed. Over 50 measures were deleted from the manuscript for the two-piano, four-hands publication, and the piece was shortened by several minutes. Approximately 80 measures were deleted from the original manuscript for the piano solo version and the editors used the second piano/orchestral reduction as a basis for it, further distancing the piano solo edition from Gershwin's original intent. After 70 years, the majesty of the complete Rhapsody in Blue as originally conceived and performed is finally available to future generations in this special annotated edition.

Music at Michigan


Author: N.A
Publisher: UM Libraries
ISBN: N.A
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The Pianist's Craft

Mastering the Works of Great Composers
Author: Richard P. Anderson
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882051
Category: Music
Page: 291
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In The Pianist's Craft, Richard Anderson collects from his fellow pianist-scholars 18 articles on the teaching, preparation, and performance of works by the greatest composers in the standard piano repertoire. The contributors—all recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions as performing artists, teachers, recording artists, and clinicians—write thoughtfully about the composers whose work they have studied and played for years, examining questions of phrasing, tempo, articulation, dynamics, rhythm, color, gesture, lyricism, instrumentation, and genre. The Pianist's Craft is intended for teachers and students of the intermediate and advanced levels of piano, instructors and performers at the university level, and those who love piano and piano music generally.

The Joy of... George Gershwin


Author: Yorktown Music Press
Publisher: Yorktown Music Press
ISBN: 1783238240
Category: Music
Page: 64
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A joyous celebration of the most illustrious and duistinguished themes and pieces by George Gershwin! The Joy Of Gershwin contains 27 fantastic melodies and tunes, all selected and arranged for Piano Solo, by Gerald Martin.