Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

Book - 1997
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Cambridge Univ Pr
A study of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue as musical work, historical event and cultural document.
The Rhapsody in Blue (1924) established Gershwin's reputation as a serious composer and has since become one of the most popular of all American concert works. In this richly informative guide David Schiff considers the piece as musical work, historical event and cultural document. He traces the history of the Rhapsody's composition, performance and reception, placing it within the context of American popular song and jazz and the development of modernism. He also provides a full account of the different published and recorded versions of the work and explores the many stylistic sources of Gershwin's music.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780521550772
Branch Call Number: 784.262 GERSH SCHIF
Characteristics: vi, 126 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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