Item description for Gershwin (Life&Times) by Ruth Leon...
This biography of George Gershwin (1898-1937) evokes the pace and color of New York in the 1920s and 1930s and places Gershwin at the center of the Jazz age. He rose from being one of the two talented sons of poor Russian-Jewish parents in Manhattan's lower East Side to being the leading composer of his time. He was the bridge between serious music and light entertainment, the creator of the haunting Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess, and An American in Paris. His compositions are still used today as tools for teachers everywhere as examples of the American entrance to the musical world of Stravinsky, Chopin, Beethoven and Mozart.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Haus Publishing
ISBN 1904341233 ISBN13 9781904341239
Availability 0 units.
More About Ruth Leon
Ruth Leon has produced 350 TV programmes (for the American PBS network and London Weekend Television), specials for BBC Radio 2 and 3, and is a theatre critic for LBC. She is the Editor of the Theatergoer Magazine and writes for The Times, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune and the Evening Standard.