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George Gershwin

George Gershwin

Rodney Greenberg

ISBN: 9780714847726

This expert and colorful biography places George Gershwin's (1898-1937) music within the context of his frenetic lifestyle to show how a teenaged song-plugger from Tin Pan Alley became internationally renowned in a career that spanned a mere two decades. It also beings home the realization that Gershwin's tragic death from a brain tumor at age 38 robbed the world of untold musical treasures.

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George Gershwin (1898 -- 1937), one of the twentieth century's great songwriters, was one of the first composers to realize the exciting potential of combining elements of jazz and popular song with the forms and instrumentation of symphonic music. Ever defensive about his lack of formal training, by his thirties Gershwin was the dominant voice of the Broadway musical and, following the success of Rhapsody in Blue, lauded by such 'classical' luminaries as Arnold Schoenberg. this expert biography places Gershwin's music within the context of his frenetic lifestyle to show how a teenage song-plugger become internationally renowned in a career that spanned a mere two decades. It also brings home the realization that Gershwin's tragic death aged thirty-eight robbed us of untold musical treasures.
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