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.

George Gershwin


Author: Chair of American Music Studies and Waters Endowed Professor of Music Larry Starr,Larry Starr
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300168624
Category: Composers
Page: 216
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In this welcome addition to the immensely popular Yale Broadway Masters series, Larry Starr focuses fresh attention on George Gershwin's Broadway contributions and examines their centrality to the composer's entire career. Starr presents Gershwin as a composer with a unified musical vision--a vision developed on Broadway and used as a source of strength in his well-known concert music. In turn, Gershwin's concert-hall experience enriched and strengthened his musicals, leading eventually to his great "Broadway opera," "Porgy and Bess. "Through the prism of three major shows--"Lady Be Good "(1924), " Of Thee I Sing" (1931), and" Porgy and Bess" (1935)--Starr highlights Gershwin's distinctive contributions to the evolution of the Broadway musical. In addition, the author considers Gershwin's musical language, his compositions for the concert hall, and his movie scores for Hollywood in the light of his Broadway experience.

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.

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

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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Pride and Joy

A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Emotions and Solving Family Problems
Author: Kenneth Barish Ph.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199976376
Category: Psychology
Page: 280
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Pride and Joy is a different kind of parenting book. In Pride and Joy, child psychologist Kenneth Barish brings together the best of recent advances in clinical and neuroscience research with the author's three decades of experience working with children and families. He shows how a deeper appreciation of our children's emotions offers parents a new understanding of their children's development and better solutions to the problems in their lives. Barish offers advice to parents on how we can restore more joyfulness and pride in our relationships with our children and how we can help children bounce back from disappointment and defeat. He shows how we can repair family relationships that have been damaged by frequent anger and resentment and how we can preserve our children's idealism and their concern for others--how we can raise children who feel good about themselves and also care about the needs and feelings of others. Barish also offers advice on how to solve problems of daily family life--establishing rules and limits, doing homework and going to sleep, winning and losing at games, our children's reluctance to talk to us, their tantrums and lack of motivation, and their addiction to television and video games. He presents down-to-earth recommendations for solving these common family problems--problems that too often erode the joyfulness of our children and our pleasure in being parents. Pride and Joy is both informative and highly practical, and a balanced answer to the extreme methods that too often dominate parenting debates. Few parenting books address the central issues of concern to today's parents while also offering parents as much day-to-day advice.

The joy of more English music for piano


Author: Stephen Duro
Publisher: Music Sales Limited
ISBN: 9780711970632
Category: Music
Page: 64
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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.

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.

Summertime

from Porgy and Bess
Author: George Gershwin,Mike Wimmer,Ira Gershwin,DuBose Heyward,Dorothy Heyward
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Captures a moment in one family's life as they enjoy the simple pleasures of a sunny summer's day on the plantation, in a picture book that includes the score of the song

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 Selective Bibliography and Discography
Author: Charles Schwartz,College Music Society
Publisher: Detroit : Published for the College Music Society by Information Coordinators
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 118
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A Little Joy, A Little Oy

Jewish Wit and Wisdom
Author: Marnie Winston-Macauley
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740789465
Category: Humor
Page: 336
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"To me, the Jews are funnier than any other group. Why? Because they have had more trouble. And trouble is often the heart of humor."-- Steve Allen (who is not Jewish) from A Little Joy, A Little Oy Not just a slice of Jewish wit and wisdom, this collection is the whole challah*. By including over 350 entries from 200 sources, Winston-Macauley has amassed a unique cross-section of Jewish quotes, anecdotes, proverbs, history, biographies, jokes, unusual facts, "Yinglish," and much more. A Little Joy, A Little Oy showcases this rich and remarkable assembly of all things Jewish through the universal language of laughter and, yes, a few tears. A must in every Jewish household, A Little Joy, A Little Oy also makes the perfect holiday gift. *A rich twisted bread

Songwriting

A Complete Guide to the Craft Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Stephen Citron
Publisher: Limelight Editions
ISBN: 0879107154
Category: Music
Page: 334
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(Limelight). Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft is both a comprehensive course for beginning and experienced songwriters and a rich source of new ideas, inspiration, and tricks of the trade for those who have already achieved professional standing. This fresh new edition not only contains all of the original volume's cogent advice on how to write the always-popular genres the country song, the ballad, and the love song but has been revised to include: Examples of hard rock, acid, heavy metal, bubblegum, hip-hop, salsa, rap, gangsta, reggae, ska, soul, and many other of today's most recorded styles; Finding a song concept, distilling the hook, choosing a form, adding harmony, and selecting rhythm; An appendix telling how to copyright, computerize, notate, record, and sell your song; Full glossary of musical and songwriting terms, an explanation of rap-speak with a useful section on rhyme for rap songs, many musical examples of well-known songs, and a complete index. Unlike other books, Songwriting emphasizes the art without being arty and technique of creating a song. For the novice, Stephen Citron goes step-by-step through the writing of a song presupposing no prior knowledge of notation, harmony, rhythmic values, or rhyme. For the more experienced songwriter, Songwriting will serve as a one-stop reference and as an endless source of fresh ideas.

Amerikanische Musik seit Charles Ives

Interpretationen, Quellentexte, Komponistenmonographien
Author: Hermann Danuser,Dietrich Kämper,Paul Terse
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 439
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George Gershwin


Author: Rodney Greenberg
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Traces the life and influence of the American songwriter and composer, and discusses his major works

The Joy of Sax

America During the Bill Clinton Era
Author: Walt Brasch
Publisher: Lighthouse Editions
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
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Bill Clinton was one of the nation's most dynamic and effective presidents, and like his mentors, he was one of the most vilified. He left with one of the highest approval ratings of any president for the work he did, and also one of the lowest approval ratings for his personal moral conduct.

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


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.