By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American renowned Song specializes in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic traits that distinguish American well known track and feature made it an real paintings shape. Wilder strains the roots of the yank sort to the ragtime track of the Nineties, indicates the way it was once integrated into mainstream renowned tune 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 everyday criteria. the result's a definitive therapy of a unusually unsung and uniquely American art.
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