By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American well known Song specializes in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic traits that distinguish American well known tune and feature made it an genuine paintings shape. Wilder strains the roots of the yankee kind to the ragtime tune of the Eighteen Nineties, exhibits the way it used to be integrated into mainstream renowned tune after 1900, after which surveys the careers of each significant songwriter from global conflict 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 seven-hundred musical examples, Wilder's delicate analyses of the main unique, inventive, and unique songs of this era display unforeseen beauties in songs lengthy forgotten and pleasant subtleties in lots of typical 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