By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American well known Song specializes in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic characteristics that distinguish American renowned track and feature made it an real artwork shape. Wilder lines the roots of the yankee type to the ragtime song of the Nineties, exhibits the way it was once integrated into mainstream renowned song after 1900, after which surveys the careers of each significant songwriter from international struggle 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 700 musical examples, Wilder's delicate analyses of the main distinct, inventive, and unique songs of this era exhibit unforeseen beauties in songs lengthy forgotten and pleasant subtleties in lots of prevalent criteria. the result's a definitive remedy of a surprisingly 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