Gershwin

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Gershwin By Edward Jablonski Gershwin This still unrivaled biography portrays with precision and insight the tragically brief life from the Brooklyn tenements to Broadway Hollywood and Carnegie Hall of George Gershwin a man

  • Title: Gershwin
  • Author: Edward Jablonski
  • ISBN: 9780306808470
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gershwin By Edward Jablonski This still unrivaled biography portrays with precision and insight the tragically brief life from the Brooklyn tenements to Broadway, Hollywood, and Carnegie Hall of George Gershwin 1898 1937 , a man whose music Lady Be Good, Of Thee I Sing, Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess and career like F Scott Fitzgerald s embodied the glamorousThis still unrivaled biography portrays with precision and insight the tragically brief life from the Brooklyn tenements to Broadway, Hollywood, and Carnegie Hall of George Gershwin 1898 1937 , a man whose music Lady Be Good, Of Thee I Sing, Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess and career like F Scott Fitzgerald s embodied the glamorous success and lost possibilities of the Jazz Age.
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    1. Steve Boudreau on said:

      Really enjoyable if factual than anecdotal Most of the archival recordings are readily available on streaming services so it really provides a great guide for an interactive look at both Gershwins careers Jablonski has posted YouTube footage he mentions of George and Schonberg in California I looked up all kinds of peripheral material as a result of this book.

    2. Don on said:

      I ve read a lot of books about George Gershwin so it would have been tempting to pass this one by, especially since my to read list is incredibly long However, since I knew that this biography is highly respected by those in the know , I decided that that would be a foolish choice That was one of the best decisions I ve ever made This book stands out for several reasons Jablonski fell in love with Gershwin s work when he was a young boy and began a correspondence with George s brother, Ira He ha [...]

    3. Dave Holcomb on said:

      The biggest drawback to historical biographies are, of course, the fact that we always know that the hero is going to die in the end At the same time, the ability to neatly package the narrative between well defined brackets is irresistible This book does a wonderful job of giving us a clear chronological overview of the life of a major figure of twentieth century American culture, but does so in a way that lets the personality of the central figure linger past his untimely death Jablonski mixes [...]

    4. Lcitera on said:

      It took two years to read this penultimate bio of George Gershwinading GERSHWIN 15 minutes per day as I took a break from my piano practice No detail was editedevery piece of music he pennedeither analyzed almost note by noteor a brief mention of a song cut from a movie or show Much background as to addresses he occupied, hints at romances, and much insight into the first three decades of the 20th Century Read if you are a Gershwin fan

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