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- DescriptionIn Arranging Gershwin, author Ryan Banagale approaches George Gershwin's iconic piece Rhapsody in Blue t as a composition but as an arrangement - a status it has in many ways held since its inception in 1924, yet one unconsidered until w. Shifting emphasis away from the tion of the Rhapsody as a static work by a single composer, Banagale posits a broad vision of the piece that ackwledges the efforts of a variety of collaborators who shaped the Rhapsody as we kw it today. Arranging Gershwin sheds new light on familiar musicians such as Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, introduces lesser-kwn figures such as Ferde Grofe and Larry Adler, and remaps the terrain of this emblematic piece of American music. At the same time, it expands on existing approaches to the study of arrangements - an emerging and insightful realm of American music studies - as well as challenges existing and entrenched definitions of composer and composition. Based on a host of newly discovered manuscripts, the book significantly alters existing historical and cultural conceptions of the Rhapsody. With additional forays into visual media, including the commercial advertising of United Airlines and Woody Allen's Manhattan, it moreover exemplifies how arrangements have contributed t only to the iconicity of Gershwin and Rhapsody in Blue, but also to music-making in America - its people, their pursuits, and their processes.
- Author BiographyRyan Raul Banagale is an Assistant Professor of music at Colorado College where he offers classes on a range of American music topics, including musical theatre, jazz, popular music, and media studies. A recipient of the American Musicological Society's AMS-50 and Howard Mayer Brown Fellowships, he received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2011. He currently sits on the editorial board of the George Gershwin Critical Edition and will be editing at least three separate arrangements of Rhapsody in Blue.
- Author(s)Ryan Banagale
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication30/10/2014
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Note39 illustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width172 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine12 mm
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