By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American renowned Song specializes in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic characteristics that distinguish American renowned song and feature made it an actual paintings shape. Wilder strains the roots of the yank sort to the ragtime track 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 warfare 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 specific, inventive, and unique songs of this era exhibit unforeseen beauties in songs lengthy forgotten and pleasant subtleties in lots of widely used criteria. the result's a definitive therapy 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