By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American well known Song specializes in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic traits that distinguish American well known track and feature made it an actual paintings shape. Wilder lines the roots of the yank sort to the ragtime track of the Eighteen Nineties, exhibits the way it used to be included into mainstream renowned track 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 700 musical examples, Wilder's delicate analyses of the main detailed, inventive, and unique songs of this era display unforeseen beauties in songs lengthy forgotten and pleasant subtleties in lots of established criteria. the result's a definitive therapy of a surprisingly 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