By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American renowned Song makes a speciality of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic traits that distinguish American well known tune and feature made it an actual paintings shape. Wilder strains the roots of the yank sort to the ragtime track of the Eighteen Nineties, indicates the way it was once included into mainstream renowned tune after 1900, after which surveys the careers of each significant songwriter from global battle 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 particular, inventive, and unique songs of this era show unforeseen beauties in songs lengthy forgotten and pleasant subtleties in lots of general criteria. the result's a definitive therapy of a unusually 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