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The Cambridge Companion to Gershwin

  • Editor: Celenza, Anna Harwell
a worthwhile addition to the ever-growing body of Gershwin studies More…



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  • Part I . Historical Context:
  • 1. The unlikely patriarch Michael Owen;
  • 2. Hearing Gershwin's New York Ellen Noonan;
  • 3. Gershwin's musical education Susan Neimoyer;
  • 4. Gershwin in Hollywood Jessica Getman;
  • Part II . Profiles of the Music:
  • 5. Blue Monday and New York theatrical aesthetics Kristen M. Turner;
  • 6. Broadway in blue: Gershwin's musical theatre scores and songs Todd Decker;
  • 7. The works for piano and orchestra Timothy Freeze;
  • 8. Harmonizing music and money: Gershwin's economic strategies from 'Swanee' to An American in Paris Mark Clague;
  • 9. Exploring new worlds: An American in Paris, Cuban Overture and Porgy and Bess Anna Harwell Celenza;
  • 10. Complexities in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess: historical and performing contexts Naomi Andre;
  • 11. Writing for the big screen: Shall We Dance and A Damsel in Distress Nathan Platte;
  • Part III . Influence and Reception:
  • 12. The coverage of Gershwin in music history text Howard Pollack;
  • 13. When Ella Fitzgerald sang Gershwin: a chapter from the Great American Songbook Will Friedwald;
  • 14. The afterlife of Rhapsody in Blue Ryan Raul Banagale;
  • 15. Broadway's 'new' Gershwin musicals: romance, jazz, and the ghost of Fred Astaire Todd Decker;
  • 16. Gershwin and instrumental jazz Nate Sloan; Epilogue: the Gershwin I knew, and the Gershwin I know Michael Feinstein.