By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American well known Song makes a speciality of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic traits that distinguish American well known tune and feature made it an real artwork shape. Wilder lines the roots of the yankee variety to the ragtime track of the Nineties, exhibits the way it used to be included into mainstream well known track after 1900, after which surveys the careers of each significant songwriter from international warfare 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 exact, inventive, and unique songs of this era display unforeseen beauties in songs lengthy forgotten and pleasant subtleties in lots of generic 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