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The Resource George Gershwin : his life and work, Howard Pollack

George Gershwin : his life and work, Howard Pollack

Label
George Gershwin : his life and work
Title
George Gershwin
Title remainder
his life and work
Statement of responsibility
Howard Pollack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This comprehensive biography of George Gershwin 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 helped make the golden age of Broadway. Biographer Pollack draws from sketches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, books, articles, recordings, films, and other materials to create an expansive, lively chronicle. He 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. He also 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 a perceptive consideration of the important role Gershwin's music plays in our own time.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollack, Howard
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.G288
LC item number
P65 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gershwin, George
  • Composers
  • Componisten
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
George Gershwin : his life and work, Howard Pollack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 817-824) and index
Contents
Part I: Life. Gershwin and his family -- Gershwin's musical education to the Rhapsody in blue (1924) -- Gershwin and the new popular music -- The popular pianist -- Toward a career in the theater -- Gershwin among his friends -- Later studies -- Gershwin and the great tradition -- Gershwin and popular music and jazz after 1920 -- Working methods -- Gershwin the man. -- Part II: Work. From "Ragging the Traumerei" (ca. 1913) to The Capitol revue (1919) -- From Morris Gest's midnight whirl (1919) to The perfect fool (1921) -- From The French doll to Our Nell (1922) -- From The sunshine trail to Sweet little devil (1923) -- The Rhapsody in blue (1924) -- The Scandals of 1924, Primrose, and Lady, be good! (1924) -- Short story, Tell me more, and the Concerto in F (1925) -- Tip-toes and Song of the flame (1925) -- Oh, Kay! and other works (1926) -- Strike up the band and Funny face (1927) -- Rosalie and Treasure girl (1928) -- An American in Paris (1928) and East is West (1929) -- Show girl and The dybbuk (1929) -- Girl crazy (1930) -- Delicious and the Second rhapsody (1931) -- Of thee I sing (1931) -- George Gershwin's song-book (1932) -- The Cuban overture (1932) and Pardon my English (1933) -- Let 'em eat cake (1933) and Variations on "I got rhythm" (1934) -- Porgy and Bess (1935) -- The first production of Porgy and Bess -- Porgy and Bess in revival -- Porgy and Bess on disc, film, and the concert stage -- From Swing is king (1936) to A damsel in distress (1937) -- From The Goldwyn follies (1938) to Kiss me, stupid (1964)
Control code
70045836
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 884 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520248649
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017926
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
(OCoLC)70045836
Label
George Gershwin : his life and work, Howard Pollack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 817-824) and index
Contents
Part I: Life. Gershwin and his family -- Gershwin's musical education to the Rhapsody in blue (1924) -- Gershwin and the new popular music -- The popular pianist -- Toward a career in the theater -- Gershwin among his friends -- Later studies -- Gershwin and the great tradition -- Gershwin and popular music and jazz after 1920 -- Working methods -- Gershwin the man. -- Part II: Work. From "Ragging the Traumerei" (ca. 1913) to The Capitol revue (1919) -- From Morris Gest's midnight whirl (1919) to The perfect fool (1921) -- From The French doll to Our Nell (1922) -- From The sunshine trail to Sweet little devil (1923) -- The Rhapsody in blue (1924) -- The Scandals of 1924, Primrose, and Lady, be good! (1924) -- Short story, Tell me more, and the Concerto in F (1925) -- Tip-toes and Song of the flame (1925) -- Oh, Kay! and other works (1926) -- Strike up the band and Funny face (1927) -- Rosalie and Treasure girl (1928) -- An American in Paris (1928) and East is West (1929) -- Show girl and The dybbuk (1929) -- Girl crazy (1930) -- Delicious and the Second rhapsody (1931) -- Of thee I sing (1931) -- George Gershwin's song-book (1932) -- The Cuban overture (1932) and Pardon my English (1933) -- Let 'em eat cake (1933) and Variations on "I got rhythm" (1934) -- Porgy and Bess (1935) -- The first production of Porgy and Bess -- Porgy and Bess in revival -- Porgy and Bess on disc, film, and the concert stage -- From Swing is king (1936) to A damsel in distress (1937) -- From The Goldwyn follies (1938) to Kiss me, stupid (1964)
Control code
70045836
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 884 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520248649
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017926
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
(OCoLC)70045836

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