A Gershwin companion

a critical inventory & discography, 1916-1984 by Walter Rimler

Publisher: Popular Culture in Ann Arbor, MI

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 -- Bibliography,
  • Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 -- Discography

Edition Notes

Includes indexes.

StatementWalter Rimler.
SeriesPCI collector editions
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML134.G29 R5 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 498 p. :
Number of Pages498
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1570090M
ISBN 101560750197
LC Control Number91061884

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A Gershwin Companion is the first publication to provide a systematic guide to Gershwin's published works, as well as landmark inventory of some 2, Gershwin-related recordings.

This volume includes extensive descriptions of the compositions, along with critical commentary and analysis.5/5(2). A Gershwin Companion is the first publication to provide a systematic guide to Gershwin's published works as well as a landmark inventory of some 2, Gershwin-related recordings.

This volume includes extensive descriptions of the compositions, along with critical commentary and analysis.5/5(2). A Gershwin Companion: A Critical Inventory and Discography, Walter Rimler. Popular Culture Incorporated, - Music - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review.

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Published Works. 1: Unpublished Works. A Gershwin companion book The A Gershwin companion book Companion to Gershwin Anna Harwell Celenza (Editor) George Gershwin is often described as a quintessentially American composer.

This Cambridge Companion explains why, engaging with the ways in which his music was shaped by American political, intellectual, cultural and business interests. In this brief biography of Gershwin, Rimler (A Gershwin Companion: A Critical Inventory and Discography, ) excels at exploring the composer's personal relationships, particularly those.

Walter Rimler is the author of Not Fade Away: A Comparison of Jazz Age With Rock Era Pop Song Composers (), A Gershwin Companion (), A Cole Porter Discography (), George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait (), and the The Man That Got Away: The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen, to be published by the University of Illinois Press in Author: Walter Rimler.

George Gershwin is often described as a quintessentially American composer. This Cambridge Companion explains why, engaging with the ways in which his music was shaped by American political, intellectual, cultural and business interests. When George and Ira Gershwin returned to Hollywood inthe town had changed.

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