Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an by Ryan Bañagale

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By Ryan Bañagale

In Arranging Gershwin, writer Ryan Bañagale methods George Gershwin's iconic piece Rhapsody in Blue no longer as a composition yet as an association -- a standing it has in lots of methods held given that its inception in 1924, but one unconsidered before. transferring emphasis clear of the concept of the Rhapsody as a static paintings by means of a unmarried composer, Bañagale posits a huge imaginative and prescient of the piece that recognizes the efforts of quite a few collaborators who formed the Rhapsody as we all know it this day. Arranging Gershwin sheds new mild on general musicians resembling Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, introduces lesser-known figures comparable to Ferde Grofé and Larry Adler, and remaps the terrain of this emblematic piece of yankee song. while, it expands on latest techniques to the research of preparations -- an rising and insightful realm of yank song reports -- in addition to demanding situations current and entrenched definitions of composer and composition.

Based on a number of newly found manuscripts, the e-book considerably alters present old and cultural conceptions of the Rhapsody. With extra forays into visible media, together with the economic advertisements of United airways and Woody Allen's Manhattan, it furthermore exemplifies how preparations have contributed not just to the iconicity of Gershwin and Rhapsody in Blue, but additionally to music-making in the United States -- its humans, their ambitions, and their processes.

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