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The Resource George Gershwin : his life and work, Howard Pollack

George Gershwin : his life and work, Howard Pollack

Label
George Gershwin : his life and work
Title
George Gershwin
Title remainder
his life and work
Statement of responsibility
Howard Pollack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 helped make the golden age of Broadway. Biographer Pollack draws from sketches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, books, articles, recordings, films, and other materials to create an expansive, lively chronicle. He describes Gershwin's family, childhood, and education; his early career as a pianist; his friendships and romantic life; his relation to various musical trends; his writings on music; his working methods; and his tragic death at the age of 38. He also surveys Gershwin's entire oeuvre, from his first surviving compositions to the melodies that his brother and principal collaborator, Ira Gershwin, lyricized after his death. Pollack concludes with a perceptive consideration of the important role Gershwin's music plays in our own time.--From publisher description
Summary
Traces the life and career of the noted composer, examines his most important works, and discusses his personal life and his influence on the development of American music and on the relationship between jazz and classical music
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
184904
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.G288
LC item number
P65 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
his life and work
Label
George Gershwin : his life and work, Howard Pollack
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 817-824) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2583383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 884 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520248649
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780520248649
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70045836
  • (OCoLC)70045836
Label
George Gershwin : his life and work, Howard Pollack
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 817-824) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2583383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 884 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520248649
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780520248649
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70045836
  • (OCoLC)70045836

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