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The Life and Times of George Gershwin (Masters of Music)

by Jim Whiting

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Mitchell Lane Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Gershwin, George,,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Biography,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • United States,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Music,
  • 1898-1937,
  • Biography,
  • Composers

  • The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary Binding
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8792562M
    ISBN 101584152796
    ISBN 109781584152798
    OCLC/WorldCa55016333

    Richard Crawford, author of Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music. In the introduction to his book, Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music, the renowned American musicologist Richard Crawford writes that Gershwin began his career as a “fresh voice of the Jazz Age” who “maintained the flavor and conviction of that voice through the better part of two decades.”.   Felder will be performing "George Gershwin Alone," an evening of music and narrative chronicling the life and career of a preeminent contributor to the Great American Songbook. Before his death in of an undiagnosed brain tumor at Gershwin wrote more than 1, songs for stage and screen — mostly with his brother, Ira — and for.

      Michael Feinstein, often called “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” has just released a book of his own, The Gershwins and celebrates his history with brothers Ira and George Gershwin and their music.. The multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated artist exhibits an extraordinary passion for his concerts, records, educational . The Life and Times of George Gershwin by Jim Whiting starting at $ The Life and Times of George Gershwin has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

    On Sept. 26, , one of America's most important composers was born. George Gershwin of Brooklyn, N.Y., alone and with his brother, Ira, wrote many of the finest American popular songs and orchestral pieces. The premiere institution for Gershwin studies is the Library of Congress Music Division. Summertime for George Gershwin Porgy and Bess debuted 75 years ago this fall, but a visit to South Carolina the year before gave life to Gershwin’s masterpieceAuthor: David Zax.


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The Life and Times of George Gershwin (Masters of Music) by Jim Whiting Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the context of his time and setting, George Gershwin was something close to an American Mozart. Like Mozart, he died in his 30s, still at the height of his powers. To read this book is to get a Ph.D. on Gershwin. What I mean by that is the author should be commended for such a definitive and scholarly biography and the reader should be commended for reading it in its entirety.

You need a prerequisite before "attending" this book - a familiarity with George Gershwin to begin by: Get this from a library. The life and times of George Gershwin.

[Jim Whiting] -- Discusses the life and career of the twentieth century composer best known internationally for his Rhapsody in blue. The story of George Gershwin not only tells about his life, but also gives children a feel for the time he lived in. Venezia uses details about Gershwin as a child to draw youngsters into the story.

They can empathize with the young George who is seen as a "nerd" by his peers, because of his love for music. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Life and Times of George Gershwin by Jim Whiting at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Jim Whiting The Life and Times of George Gershwin (Masters of Music) Mitchell Lane Publishers, ; ISBN ; 48 pages George Gershwin couldn’t seem to stay out of trouble when he was a boy. He was a tough kid who got in a lot of fights and frequently skipped school.

When his family bought a piano, his life was transformed. Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music By Richard Crawford Norton, pp, £ ISBN Published 1 October PORGY AND BESS, by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, based on Heyward's book PORGY and the play by Heyward and his wife Dorothy, premieres at the Alvin Theatre in New York.

May 7,   “George Gershwin: His Life and Work” is not the ideal book for the casual fan or the musically unsophisticated; Pollack has not written a dry treatise, but neither has he simplified things for. GERSHWIN. By Edward Jablonski.

pages. Doubleday. $ Like F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Gershwin seemed to personify the Jazz Age. He had early, brilliant success, a.

Crawford (emeritus, Univ. of Michigan; America's Musical Life) adds to the many biographies of composer George Gershwin. He clearly chronicles Gershwin's early life, his start in the music business, the songs he wrote for musical comedies, and his breakthrough with Rhapsody in Blue at Paul Whiteman's influential concert at Aeolian : Norton, W.

& Company, Inc. The composer died of a brain tumor in at the age of 38, but Joan Peyser, in this new biography, The Memory of All That: The life of George Gershwin, nevertheless fingers a few suspects. George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on Septem as Jacob Gershowitz. He hailed from a Russian Jewish family.

His father, Morris (Moishe) Gershowitz, changed the family name to Gershvin on immigrating to United States from St. Petersburg, Russia in the s. 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, along with Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, helped make the golden age of Broadway golden. George Gershwin, one of the most significant and popular American composers of all time.

He wrote primarily for the Broadway musical theatre, but his orchestral and piano compositions were also important. His notable works included the composition Rhapsody in Blue and.

Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music. By Richard Crawford.W.W. Norton; pages; $ and £ A FTER LISTENING to an early performance of “Porgy and Bess”, George Gershwin. 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, along with Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, helped make the golden age of Broadway golden.5/5(2). Librarian's tip: "The Relation of Jazz to American Music" by George Gershwin begins on p.

; "George Gershwin" begins on p. Read preview Overview Popular American Composers from Revolutionary Times to the Present: A Biographical and Critical Guide By David H. Ewen H. Wilson, George Gershwin’s father, Morris, was born Moishe Gershovitz (Gershowitz) in St.

Petersburg around January Moishe’s father, Yakov, an inventor and mechanic, had served in the Russian artillery, which gave him dispensation as a Jew to move to St. Petersburg from the Pale of Settlement along Russia’s western border, an area to which the country’s Jews were largely confined in the.

The life of a beloved American composer reflected through his music, writings, and letters. New York City native and gifted pianist George Gershwin blossomed as an accompanist before his talent as a songwriter opened the way to Broadway, where he fashioned his own brand of American s:.

George Gershwin has books on Goodreads with ratings. George Gershwin’s most popular book is Summertime.COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.The captivating new book Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music (W.

W. Norton; $) is the culmination of nearly twenty years of research by Richard Crawford, Emeritus Professor of Musicology at the University of Michigan. Read More.