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George Gershwin's songbook: Influences of Jewish music, ragtime and Jazz

Material Type: 
Books
Publisher: 
UMI
Place of Publication: 
Ann Arbor, Mich
Year: 
1989
Languages: 
English
Description: 

Doctoral dissertation (University of Kentucky. The 18 piano transcriptions in the "George Gershwin song-book" reflect Gershwin's abilities as a pianist and his fascination with the early 20th music. In America's melting-pot of cultures, the influences of ragtime, jazz and traditional Jewish music may be found. Gershwin wrote for the piano in a remarkable free fresh and innovative fashion. Improvisations as a genre and not as a style are brilliantly captured in this opus.

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