By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American renowned Song specializes in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic features that distinguish American well known song and feature made it an actual artwork shape. Wilder strains the roots of the yank kind to the ragtime song of the Eighteen Nineties, indicates the way it used to be integrated into mainstream well known song after 1900, after which surveys the careers of each significant songwriter from international 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 specific, artistic, and unique songs of this era show unforeseen beauties in songs lengthy forgotten and pleasant subtleties in lots of customary 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