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

Traditional World Music Influences in Contemporary Solo Piano Literature

A Selected Bibliographic Survey and Review
Author: Elizabeth C. Axford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 441
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Identifies pieces in contemporary solo piano literature that show world music influences not traditionally associated with the standard repertoire of Western European art music. The resulting annotated bibliography therefore includes pieces which use or attempt to emulate non-Western scales, modes, and folk tunes, and rhythmic, percussive or harmonic devices and timbres.

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.

Hit Songs, 1900_1955

American Popular Music of the Pre-Rock Era
Author: Don Tyler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786429461
Category: Music
Page: 554
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This is a chronology of the most famous songs from the years before rock 'n' roll. The top hits for each year are described, including vital information such as song origin, artist(s), and chart information. For many songs, the author includes any web or library holdings of sheet music covers, musical scores, and free audio files. An extensive collection of biographical sketches follows, providing performing credits, relevant professional awards, and brief biographies for hundreds of the era's most popular performers, lyricists, and composers. Includes an alphabetical song index and bibliography.

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.

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¿.

Jazz in Print (1859-1929)


Author: Karl Koenig
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9781576470244
Category: Music
Page: 594
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This anthology was compiled to aid the scholar working on the origins and evolution of jazz. Covering materials published through 1929, it also begins with article from 1859 which do not concern jazz directly, but will serve to present a solid foundation for understanding the American music scene from which jazz developed. Chronologically listed and well-indexed, the hundreds of articles comprise, in effect, a history of jazz as it evolved. Beginning with accounts of Negro music in the pre-jazz era, continuing in an exploration of spirituals, followed by a description of ragtime, we finally learn about the development of jazz from its practitioners and informed audiences of the time.

John Arpin

Keyboard Virtuoso
Author: Robert Popple
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1770703691
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 360
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Born and raised in Port McNicoll, John Arpin discovered his musical talents early: at the age of four he could pick out tunes on the piano that he had heard on the radio; by ten, he had been identified as a child prodigy by a Royal Conservatory of Music adjudicator. He would go on to become one of Canada’s finest keyboard virtuosos, playing at concert halls around the world. Equally at ease performing solo piano concerts, being accompanied by a full symphony orchestra, jamming with jazz greats, or accompanying opera singers, he was, perhaps, best known as the premier ragtime pianist of his day. This authorized biography is based on more than 40 hours of conversation during the last four years of John’s life and supported by extensive research. Included are his friendships with Glenn Gould, Gordon Lightfoot, and others, his years as the designated artist for Yamaha, and his rise to prominence as a veteran of the concert stage. His stories represent pure Canadian music history.

Music at Michigan


Author: N.A
Publisher: UM Libraries
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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Include Me Out

My Life from Goldwyn to Broadway
Author: Farley Granger,Robert Calhoun
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429945443
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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In classic Hollywood tradition, Farley Granger, a high school senior, was discovered by Sam Goldwyn's casting director in an off-Hollywood Boulevard play. Granger describes how he learned his craft as he went on to star in a number of films, giving an insider's view of working with Hitchcock on Strangers on a Train and Rope, Luchino Visconti on Senso, and Nick Ray on They Live by Night. He is eloquent about his bisexuality and tells of affairs with Patricia Neal, Arthur Laurents, Shelley Winters, Leonard Bernstein and Ava Gardner and his involvement with Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, and Tyrone Power. Granger recreates his legendary struggle to break his contract with Goldwyn. He had to buy his way out to work on Broadway. He describes the early days of live television and working with Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Helen Hayes, and Claire Bloom. He captures the thrill of acting on the stage with Janice Rule, June Havoc, Larry Hagman, Barbara Cook, and the National Repertory Theatre, where his determination paid off with an OBIE for his work in Tally & Son. Granger's delightful and elegant memoir Include Me Out captures the extravangance of Hollywood's Golden Age-and provides colorful portraits of many of its major players.

Myrna Loy

The Only Good Girl in Hollywood
Author: Emily W. Leider
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520253205
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 411
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A biography of the actress from her early dance training, to being typecast as Hollywood's "exotic," to her success in her most famous role, Nora Charles.

The House That George Built

With a Little Help from Irving, Cole, and a Crew of About Fifty
Author: Wilfrid Sheed
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588367223
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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From Irving Berlin to Cy Coleman, from “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to “Big Spender,” from Tin Pan Alley to the MGM soundstages, the Golden Age of the American song embodied all that was cool, sexy, and sophisticated in popular culture. For four glittering decades, geniuses like Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen ran their fingers over piano keys, enticing unforgettable melodies out of thin air. Critically acclaimed writer Wilfrid Sheed uncovered the legends, mingled with the greats, and gossiped with the insiders. Now he’s crafted a dazzling, authoritative history of the era that “tripled the world’s total supply of singable tunes.” It began when immigrants in New York’s Lower East Side heard black jazz and blues–and it surged into an artistic torrent nothing short of miraculous. Broke but eager, Izzy Baline transformed himself into Irving Berlin, married an heiress, and embarked on a string of hits from “Always” to “Cheek to Cheek.” Berlin’s spiritual godson George Gershwin, in his brief but incandescent career, straddled Tin Pan Alley and Carnegie Hall, charming everyone in his orbit. Possessed of a world-class ego, Gershwin was also generous, exciting, and utterly original. Half a century later, Gershwin love songs like “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “The Man I Love,” and “Love Is Here to Stay” are as tender and moving as ever. Sheed also illuminates the unique gifts of the great jazz songsters Hoagy Carmichael and Duke Ellington, conjuring up the circumstances of their creativity and bringing back the thrill of what it was like to hear “Georgia on My Mind” or “Mood Indigo” for the first time. The Golden Age of song sparked creative breakthroughs in both Broadway musicals and splashy Hollywood extravaganzas. Sheed vividly recounts how Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer spread the melodic wealth to stage and screen. Popular music was, writes Sheed, “far and away our greatest contribution to the world’s art supply in the so-called American Century.” Sheed hung out with some of the great artists while they were still writing–and better than anyone, he knows great music, its shimmer, bite, and exuberance. Sparkling with wit, insight, and the grace notes of wonderful songs, The House That George Built is a heartfelt, intensely personal portrait of an unforgettable era. A delightfully charming, funny, and most illuminating portrait of songwriters and the Golden Age of American Popular Song. Mr. Sheed’s carefully chosen depictions and anecdotes recapture that amazingly creative period, a moment in time in which I was so fortunate to be surrounded by all that magic.” –Margaret Whiting From the Hardcover edition.

Movie Maker


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Amateur films
Page: N.A
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The Outlook


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Born to Be Hurt

The Untold Story of Imitation of Life
Author: Sam Staggs
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429942088
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 432
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In a passionate and witty behind-the-scenes expose, the author of All About "All About Eve" takes on the classic 1959 Douglas Sirk film starring Lana Turner Few films inspire the devotion of Imitation of Life, one of the most popular films of the '50s--a split personality drama that's both an irresistible women's picture and a dark commentary on ambition, motherhood, racial identity, and hope lost and found. Born to be Hurt is the first in-depth account of director Sirk's masterpiece. Lana Turner, on the brink of personal and professional ruin starred as Lora Meredith. African-American actress Juanita Moore played her servant and dearest friend, and Sandra Dee and Susan Kohner their respective daughters, caught up in the heartbreak of the black-passing-for-white daughter in the 1950s. Both Moore and Kohner were Oscar-nominated as Best Supporting Actress. Sam Staggs combines vast research, extensive interviews with surviving cast members, and superb storytelling into a masterpiece of film writing. Entertaining, saucy, and incisive, this is irresistible reading for every film fan.

New Outlook


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Memory of All that

The Life of George Gershwin
Author: Joan Peyser
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 319
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A biography of the legendary composer discusses Gershwin's sexual and romantic life, his illegitimate son, the truth behind his death, his early efforts as a composer, his talent, and his popularity

Party Animals Travel Across the Nation: LC Traveling Exhibition Features Political Symbols


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Documentation
Page: N.A
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The Accordion in All Its Guises


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Accordion
Page: 273
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Lionboy - Die Jagd


Author: Zizou Corder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423622851
Category:
Page: 375
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