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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0306807394
ISBN-13: 9780306807398
Sku: 30040968
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 1T
Pages:  400
Edition Number:  3
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"Both the definitive biography of the Gershwin brothers and a lavishly illustrated chronicle of the American era their music and lyrics embodied, The Gershwin Years celebrates the musical achievements"
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Both the definitive biography of the Gershwin brothers and a lavishly illustrated chronicle of the American era their music and lyrics embodied, "The Gershwin Years" celebrates the musical achievements of George (1898 - 1937) and Ira (1896 - 1983) while offering a revealing inside look at their lives. From George's Tin Pan Alley days as a song plugger and Ira's first attempts at lyric writing to their conquest of Broadway and Hollywood, from their collaborations and George's solo compositions to his death from a brain tumor and Ira's later work with Kern, Weill, and Arlen, "The Gershwin Years" presents an authoritative, visually stunning, and altogether delightful account of the "Wright Brothers" of American music.The Gershwin Years is both the definitive biography of the Gershwin brothers and a lavishly illustrated chronicle of the American era their music and lyrics embodied. George (1898-1937) and Ira (1896-1983) drew inspiration from its varied faces - black culture for Porgy and Bess, the frantic sophistication of the 1920s for such musical comedies as Funny Face and Girl Crazy, the tumult of American politics for the satirical of Thee I Sing. This dual biography celebrates their musical achievements while offering a revealing inside look at the brothers themselves: from George's Tin Pan Alley days as a song plugger and Ira's first attempts at lyric writing to their conquest of Broadway and Hollywood, from their collaborations and George's solo compositions (Rhapsody In Blue, Concerto in F, and An American In Paris) to George's death from a brain tumor and Ira's later work with Kern, Weill, and Arlen. The Gershwin Years presents an authoritative, visually stunning, and altogether delightful account of the "Wright Brothers" of American music.
Both the definitive biography of the Gershwin brothers and a lavishly illustrated chronicle of the American era their music and lyrics embodied, The Gershwin Years celebrates the musical achievements of George (1898–1937) and Ira (1896–1983) while offering a revealing inside look at their lives. The brothers drew inspiration from its varied faces—black culture from Porgie and Bess, the frantic sophistication of the 1920s for such musical comedies as Funny Face and Girl Crazy, the tumult of American politics for the satirical Of Thee I Sing. From George's Tin Pan Alley days as a song plugger and Ira's first attempts at lyric writing to their conquest of Broadway and Hollywood, from their collaborations and George's solo compositions (Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, and An American in Paris) to George’s death from a brain tumor and Ira's later work with Kern, Weill, and Arlen, The Gershwin Years presents an authoritative, visually stunning, and altogether delightful account of the "Wright Brothers" of American music.
Author Bio
Edward Jablonski
Edward Jablonski writes frequently on American musical theater.

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New York Times Book Review
"[T]he best and most complete book about the Gershwin brothers and those around them."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeEdition:   0003
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0400
Product attributePublisher:   Da Capo Press
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