By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American well known Song specializes in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic features that distinguish American renowned song and feature made it an genuine artwork shape. Wilder strains the roots of the yank sort to the ragtime song of the Nineties, exhibits the way it used to be integrated into mainstream renowned song after 1900, after which surveys the careers of each significant songwriter from global battle I to 1950. Wilder devotes desparate chapters to such greats as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen. Illustrated with over seven-hundred musical examples, Wilder's delicate analyses of the main precise, artistic, and unique songs of this era demonstrate unforeseen beauties in songs lengthy forgotten and pleasant subtleties in lots of typical criteria. the result's a definitive remedy of a unusually unsung and uniquely American art.
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American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950: The Great Innovators 1900-1950 by Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees