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The Resource Arranging Gershwin : Rhapsody in blue and the creation of an American icon, Ryan Raul Bañagale

Arranging Gershwin : Rhapsody in blue and the creation of an American icon, Ryan Raul Bañagale

Label
Arranging Gershwin : Rhapsody in blue and the creation of an American icon
Title
Arranging Gershwin
Title remainder
Rhapsody in blue and the creation of an American icon
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Raul Bañagale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Arranging Gershwin, author Ryan Bañagale approaches George Gershwin's iconic piece Rhapsody in Blue not as a composition but as an arrangement -- a status it has in many ways held since its inception in 1924, yet one unconsidered until now. Shifting emphasis away from the notion of the Rhapsody as a static work by a single composer, Bañagale posits a broad vision of the piece that acknowledges the efforts of a variety of collaborators who shaped the Rhapsody as we know it today. Arranging Gershwin sheds new light on familiar musicians such as Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, introduces lesser-known figures such as Ferde Grofé and Larry Adler, and remaps the terrain of this emblematic piece of American music. At the same time, it expands on existing approaches to the study of arrangements--an emerging and insightful realm of American music studies--as well as challenges existing and entrenched definitions of composer and composition. Based on a host of newly discovered manuscripts, the book significantly alters existing historical and cultural conceptions of the Rhapsody. With additional forays into visual media, including the commercial advertising of United Airlines and Woody Allen's Manhattan, it moreover exemplifies how arrangements have contributed not only to the iconicity of Gershwin and Rhapsody in Blue, but also to music-making in America--its people, their pursuits, and their processes [Publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bañagale, Ryan Raul
Dewey number
784.2/62
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.G288
LC item number
B36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gershwin, George
  • Grofé, Ferde
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Adler, Larry
  • Adler, Larry
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Grofé, Ferde
  • Gershwin, George
  • Arrangement
  • Bearbeitung
  • Rezeption
Label
Arranging Gershwin : Rhapsody in blue and the creation of an American icon, Ryan Raul Bañagale
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : arranging an icon -- Complex compositional origins : Ferde Grofé and Rhapsody in blue -- Living legends : George Gershwin and Rhapsody in blue -- From camp to Carnegie Hall : Leonard Bernstein and Rhapsody in blue -- Rearranging concert jazz : Duke Ellington and Rhapsody in blue -- "It ain't necessarily so" : Larry Adler and Rhapsody in blue -- Selling success : visual media and Rhapsody in blue -- Epilogue : arranging on multiple levels
Control code
ocn872562066
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780199978380
Lccn
2014007171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199978380
  • (OCoLC)872562066
Label
Arranging Gershwin : Rhapsody in blue and the creation of an American icon, Ryan Raul Bañagale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : arranging an icon -- Complex compositional origins : Ferde Grofé and Rhapsody in blue -- Living legends : George Gershwin and Rhapsody in blue -- From camp to Carnegie Hall : Leonard Bernstein and Rhapsody in blue -- Rearranging concert jazz : Duke Ellington and Rhapsody in blue -- "It ain't necessarily so" : Larry Adler and Rhapsody in blue -- Selling success : visual media and Rhapsody in blue -- Epilogue : arranging on multiple levels
Control code
ocn872562066
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780199978380
Lccn
2014007171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199978380
  • (OCoLC)872562066

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