Download Ira Gershwin Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online Ira Gershwin full books anytime and anywhere. Click download or read online button and get unlimited access by create free account.

Ira Gershwin by Philip Furia

Title Ira Gershwin
Author Philip Furia
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 1997-07-24
Category Music
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0195353943
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

To the perennial question "which comes first, the music or the words?" Ira Gershwin always responded, "the contract." The jest reveals both Ira's consummate professionalism and the self-effacing wit with which he ducked the spotlight whenever possible. Yet the ingeniously inventive melodies George Gershwin composed for such classic songs as "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Embraceable You," "Fascinating Rhythm," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "Love is Here to Stay" live on in no small part because of the equally unforgettable lyrics of Ira Gershwin, lines crafted with a precision that earned him the sobriquet "The Jeweller" among his Broadway peers. In Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist, the older and less flamboyant of the Gershwin brothers at last steps out of the shadows to claim his due as one of American songwriting's most important and enduring innovators. Philip Furia traces the development of Ira Gershwin's lyrical art from his early love of light verse and Gilbert and Sullivan, through his apprentice work in Tin Pan Alley, to his emergence as a prominent writer for the Broadway musical theater in the 1920s. Furia illuminates his work in satirical operettas such as Of Thee I Sing and Strike Up the Band, the smart "little" revues of the 1930s, and his contributions to the opera Porgy and Bess. After describing the Gershwin brothers' brief but brilliant work in Hollywood before George's sudden death--work that produced such classics as "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"--Furia follows Ira's career through such triumphs as Lady in the Dark with Kurt Weill, Cover Girl with Jerome Kern, and A Star is Born, with Harold Arlen. Along the way, Furia provides much insight into the art of the lyricist and he captures the magic of a golden era when not only the Gershwins, but Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Gertrude Lawrence, Fred Astaire, and other luminaries made the lights of Broadway and the Hollywood screen shine brighter than ever before. From his first major success, the now-classic "The Man I Love" (1924) to his last great hit, "The Man That Got Away" (1954), Ira Gershwin wrote the words to some of America's most loved standards. In Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist, Philip Furia illuminates the craft behind this remarkable achievement to reveal how Gershwin took the everyday speech of ordinary Americans and made it sing.

The Gershwin Years by Edward Jablonski

Title The Gershwin Years
Author Edward Jablonski
Publisher Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
Release Date 1958
Category Composers
Total Pages 313
ISBN UCSC:32106001369013
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The story of George and Ira Gershwin is related from their boyhood in New York and their start in Tin Pan Alley through their great creative years. There are Numerous photographs of both brothers and of their relatives, close friends and other people associated with them through the years.

Words By Ira Gershwin by Thomas Inglis

Title Words by Ira Gershwin
Author Thomas Inglis
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2009
Category
Total Pages 60
ISBN 9780978411213
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Fascinating Rhythm by Deena Rosenberg

Title Fascinating Rhythm
Author Deena Rosenberg
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Release Date 1997
Category Music
Total Pages 520
ISBN 0472084690
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Offers special insight into some of the most popular songs of the twentieth century

Simply Gershwin by George Gershwin

Title Simply Gershwin
Author George Gershwin
Publisher Alfred Publishing Company
Release Date 2007-01-01
Category Music
Total Pages 80
ISBN 0739044818
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Simply Gershwin is a collection of the most famous compositions by George and Ira Gershwin. Phrase markings, articulations, fingering and dynamics have been included to aid with interpretation, and a large print size makes the notation easy to read. Titles: Bidin' My Time * But Not for Me * Embraceable You * A Foggy Day * I Got Rhythm * I've Got a Crush on You * Let's Call the Whole Thing Off * Love Is Here to Stay * Lullaby (for String Quartet) * The Man I Love * Nice Work If You Can Get It * Prelude II (Blue Lullaby) (1927) * Rhapsody in Blue * Somebody Loves Me * Someone to Watch over Me * Strike Up the Band! * Summertime * 'S Wonderful * They Can't Take That Away from Me * Three-Quarter Blues.

Title The Complete Lyrics of Ira Gershwin
Author Ira Gershwin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1993
Category Music
Total Pages 414
ISBN 0306808560
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The Man I Love, I Got Rhythm, A Foggy Day, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Nice Work If You Can Get It, They All Laughed, 'S Wonderful, The Man That Got Away ... make a list of Ira Gershwin's songs, and the names themselvse sound a familiar melody. The most literate and word-loving of our great lyricists, Ira Gershwin described his writing as simple, colloquial, rhymed conversational lines. Yet these simple lines were so irresistibly witty and enticing that dozens of them have made their way into the musical vernacular of the 20th century, the common memory of a song-loving culture.

Ira Gershwin by Ira Gershwin

Title Ira Gershwin
Author Ira Gershwin
Publisher American Poets Project
Release Date 2009
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 169
ISBN 1598530526
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The collaboration of Ira and George Gershwin was one of the summits of American popular music. Ira Gershwin's lyrics-with their stylish simplicity, exuberant comic invention, and colloquial eloquence-have entered the culture, and Robert Kimball has collected the most memorable of them into a beguiling collection that includes Fascinating Rhythm Oh, Lady, Be Good! Someone to Watch Over Me 'S Wonderful My One and Only How Long Has This Been Going On? I've Got a Crush on You Embraceable You I Got Rhythm But Not for Me Let's Call the Whole Thing Off They Can't Take That Away from Me A Foggy Day (In London Town) Nice Work If You Can Get It Long Ago (and Far Away) The Man That Got Away and dozens more.

The Gershwins And Me by Michael Feinstein

Title The Gershwins and Me
Author Michael Feinstein
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-10-16
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 351
ISBN 9781451645309
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Presents an illustrated tribute to the lives and legacies of the Gershwins that is presented through the stories of twelve of their most enduring songs including "Strike Up the Band" and "Love Is Here to Stay."

Title The Songs of George Ira Gershwin
Author George Gershwin
Publisher Alfred Publishing Company
Release Date 1998
Category Music
Total Pages 388
ISBN UCSC:32106016237544
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

These two volumes comprise every published collaborative work of George and Ira Gershwin. Enjoy the many songs of the past that are still loved today. Complete with biographies and photos, this compilation is a must have. Titles include: Bess, You Is My Woman Now * But Not for Me * Embraceable You * Fascinating Rhythm * How Long Has This Been Going On * I Got Rhythm * I've Got a Crush on You and many, many more.

The Gershwin Style by Wayne Joseph Schneider

Title The Gershwin Style
Author Wayne Joseph Schneider
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 1999
Category Music
Total Pages 290
ISBN 9780195090208
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Even as orchestras, performers, enthusiasts, and critics across the nation--and across the globe--celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of his birth, George Gershwin (1898-1937) remains one of America's most popular yet least appreciated composers. True, he is loved and revered for his wonderful popular songs, a few instrumental works, and the majestic opera Porgy and Bess. But most of his music is virtually unknown; hundreds of compositions, Broadway show tunes, and even several large and important instrumental works are gradually disappearing with the generations that first heard them. The Gershwin Style: New Looks at the Music of George Gershwin is a bold new work that stands in opposition to this disappearance. It is also a fresh collection of essays that promises to make a key contribution to American music research. Editor Wayne Schneider has corralled some of the leading authorities of Gershwin's efforts--renowned experts and authors who have researched his music for years if not decades--and sets their work alongside articles by scholars who come to Gershwin for the first time from backgrounds in American music or popular music in general. The notable contributors include Wayne D. Shirley, Charles Hamm, Edward Jablonski, and Artis Wodehouse (who has transcribed nearly all of Gershwin's piano performances). No one who surveys the American musical landscape can doubt Gershwin's enduring popularity or profound influence, but his critical standing among today's serious music scholars is much less certain. As Schneider points out in his Introduction, there have been many biographies of Gershwin but comparatively few studies of his music in and of itself. Covering both the "popular" and "classical" extremes of Gershwin's output, as well as the many and subtle points in between, this book reevaluates the music of an American original from several enlightening perspectives. This is a book with much to offer any student or scholar of American music--while some essays explore new methods of measuring Gershwin's abilities as a composer, others draw on hitherto unavailable musical and archival sources to make arguments previously unthinkable. The essays gathered here, most of which were written especially for this volume, thus address a number of important research topics, among them biography, source studies, music analysis, performance practice, and questions of interpretation and reception. The contributions also reflect the wide diversity of contemporary thinking regarding the logic, legacy, and lure of Gershwin's music.

Title Ira Gershwin Songbook
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1984
Category Motion picture music
Total Pages 207
ISBN UOM:39015040194220
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Title George Gershwin His Journey to Greatness
Author David Ewen
Publisher Frederick Ungar
Release Date 1986
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 360
ISBN STANFORD:36105042603212
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

A revised biography traces Gershwin's development from his childhood (on New York's East Side) to his present status in American music

Title The New Best of George and Ira Gershwin
Author George Gershwin
Publisher Warner Bros Publications
Release Date 1992-06
Category Music
Total Pages 64
ISBN 0897243358
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Includes: Bidin' My Time * Embraceable You * Fidgety Feet * I Got Rhythm * I've Got a Crush on You * Looking for a Boy * The Man I Love * Mine * Somebody Loves Me * Son * Swanee * That Certain Feeling * Who Cares? (So Long As You Care for Me) and more.

Song Book Gershwin by George Gershwin

Title Song Book Gershwin
Author George Gershwin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1960
Category Musical revues, comedies, etc
Total Pages 178
ISBN OCLC:748318633
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

List of songs by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and others, together with facts about the shows and motion pictures in which these songs were used, compiled by Alfred Simon, p.171-177.

Title The Sheet Music of George Gershwin
Author Thomas Inglis
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2007
Category
Total Pages 116
ISBN 9780978411206
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

To Provide Special Gold Medals Honoring George And Ira Gershwin by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage

Title To Provide Special Gold Medals Honoring George and Ira Gershwin
Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1985
Category
Total Pages 23
ISBN PURD:32754082300918
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Title The Best of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Author George Gershwin
Publisher Faber & Faber
Release Date 2006
Category Music
Total Pages 143
ISBN 0571525768
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

A selection of some of the most well known and loved songs from the astonishing career of George and Ira Gershwin, including the addictive syncopations of I Got Rhythm and the hilarious Let's Call. Titles: Swanee * Do It Again * (I'll Build A) Stairway to Paradise * Somebody Loves Me * The Man I Love * Oh, Lady, Be Good! * Fascinating Rhythm * That Certain Feeling * Do, Do, Do * Someone to Watch Over Me * 'S Wonderful * How Long Has This Been Going On? * Liza * But Not for Me * Embraceable You * Bidin' My Time * I Got Rhythm * Summertime * It Ain't Necessarily So * Bess, You Is My Woman * I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' * By Strauss * Let's Call the Whole Thing Off * They Can't Take That Away from Me * They All Laughed * Nice Work If You Can Get It * A Foggy Day * Love Walked In * Love Is Here to Stay * For You, for Me, for Evermore.

Title Summertime George Gershwin s Life in Music
Author Richard Crawford
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2019-09-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9780393635416
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The life of a beloved American composer reflected through his music, writings, and letters. New York City native and gifted pianist George Gershwin blossomed as an accompanist before his talent as a songwriter opened the way to Broadway, where he fashioned his own brand of American music. He composed a long run of musical comedies, many with his brother Ira as lyricist, but his aspirations reached beyond commercial success. A lifetime learner, Gershwin was able to appeal to listeners on both sides of the purported popular-classical divide. In 1924—when he was just twenty-five—he bridged that gap with his first instrumental composition, Rhapsody in Blue, an instant classic premiered by Paul Whiteman’s jazz orchestra, as the anchor of a concert entitled “An Experiment in Modern Music.” From that time forward his work as a composer, pianist, and citizen of the Jazz Age made him in some circles a leader on America’s musical scene. The late1920s found him extending the range of the shows he scored to include the United Kingdom, and he published several articles to reveal his thinking about a range of musical matters. Moreover, having polished his skills as an orchestrator, he pushed boundaries again in 1935 with the groundbreaking folk opera, Porgy and Bess—his magnum opus. Gershwin’s talent and warmth made him a presence in New York’s musical and social circles (and linked him romantically with pianist-composer Kay Swift). In 1936 he and Ira moved west to write songs for Hollywood. Their work was cut short, however, when George developed a brain tumor and died at thirty-eight, a beloved American artist. Drawing extensively from letters and contemporaneous accounts, acclaimed music historian Richard Crawford traces the arc of Gershwin’s remarkable life, seamlessly blending colorful anecdotes with a discussion of Gershwin’s unforgettable oeuvre. His days on earth were limited to the summertime of life. But the spirit and inventive vitality of the music he left behind lives on.

Title The George and Ira Gershwin Song Book
Author George Gershwin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1960
Category Composers
Total Pages 178
ISBN UCSC:32106006547944
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary: