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George Gershwin: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in Music)

George Gershwin: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in Music) by Norbert Carnovale 0313260036 9780313260032
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American composer George Gershwin, an icon of the American Jazz Age, indelibly marked 20th-century music, with many of his works becoming standards in the popular and jazz music repertory, not to mention his world-famous classical works such as Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and Porgy and Bess (1935). This major bibliography includes a brief biography, which examines Gershwins influence and situates him within the cultural context of his time, a complete cross-reference list of all his compositions, a discography of more than 1,150 items, and a descriptive filmography. The extensive bibliography includes writings by both George and his brother Ira, and more than 2,100 entries about Georges compositions.

As an exhaustive research tool, this up-to-date bibliographic reference compiles information on George Gershwin from numerous, disparate sources and should appeal to music and theater scholars, cultural historians, and Gershwin enthusiasts alike. The work is divided among seven sections that cross-reference one another. A separate appendix lists itineraries for the Paul Whiteman tours of 1924-1925, and the Leo Reisman tour of 1934, at which Gershwins music figured prominently, and a comprehensive index completes the volume.

Author: Norbert Carnovale

Language: English

Edition: annotated edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 632

Publisher: Greenwood Press

Publication Date: 2000-02

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