George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait

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George Gershwin lived with purpose and gusto, but with melancholy as well, for he was unable to make a place for himself - no family of his own and no real home in music. In this book, Walter Rimler makes use of fresh sources, including newly discovered letters by Kay Swift as well as correspondence between and interviews with intimates of Ira and Leonore Gershwin. It is written with spirited prose and contains more than two dozen photographs.

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Descrizione libro University of Illinois Press, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 239 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. George Gershwin lived with purpose and gusto, but with melancholy as well, for he was unable to make a place for himself--no family of his own and no real home in music. He and his siblings received little love from their mother and no direction from their father. Older brother and lyricist Ira managed to create a home when he married Leonore Strunsky, a hard-edged woman who lived for wealth and status. The closest George came to domesticity was through his longtime relationship with Kay Swift. She was his lover, musical confidante, and fellow composer. But she remained married to another man while he went endlessly from woman to woman. Only in the final hours of his life, when they were separated by a continent, did he realize how much he needed her. Fatally ill, unprotected by (and perhaps estranged from) Ira, he was exiled by Leonore from the house she and the brothers shared, and he died horribly and alone at the age of thirty-eight. Nor was Gershwin able to find a satisfying musical harbor. For years his songwriting genius could be expressed only in the ephemeral world of show business, as his brilliance as a composer of large-scale works went unrecognized by highbrow music critics. When he resolved this quandary with his opera Porgy and Bess, the critics were unable to understand or validate it. Decades would pass before this, his most ambitious composition, was universally regarded as one of music s lasting treasures and before his stature as a great composer became secure. In George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait, Walter Rimler makes use of fresh sources, including newly discovered letters by Kay Swift as well as correspondence between and interviews with intimates of Ira and Leonore Gershwin. It is written with spirited prose and contains more than two dozen photographs. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780252034442

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Descrizione libro University of Illinois Press, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 239 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. George Gershwin lived with purpose and gusto, but with melancholy as well, for he was unable to make a place for himself--no family of his own and no real home in music. He and his siblings received little love from their mother and no direction from their father. Older brother and lyricist Ira managed to create a home when he married Leonore Strunsky, a hard-edged woman who lived for wealth and status. The closest George came to domesticity was through his longtime relationship with Kay Swift. She was his lover, musical confidante, and fellow composer. But she remained married to another man while he went endlessly from woman to woman. Only in the final hours of his life, when they were separated by a continent, did he realize how much he needed her. Fatally ill, unprotected by (and perhaps estranged from) Ira, he was exiled by Leonore from the house she and the brothers shared, and he died horribly and alone at the age of thirty-eight. Nor was Gershwin able to find a satisfying musical harbor.For years his songwriting genius could be expressed only in the ephemeral world of show business, as his brilliance as a composer of large-scale works went unrecognized by highbrow music critics. When he resolved this quandary with his opera Porgy and Bess, the critics were unable to understand or validate it. Decades would pass before this, his most ambitious composition, was universally regarded as one of music s lasting treasures and before his stature as a great composer became secure. In George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait, Walter Rimler makes use of fresh sources, including newly discovered letters by Kay Swift as well as correspondence between and interviews with intimates of Ira and Leonore Gershwin. It is written with spirited prose and contains more than two dozen photographs. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780252034442

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Descrizione libro University of Illinois Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait, Walter Rimler, George Gershwin lived with purpose and gusto, but with melancholy as well, for he was unable to make a place for himself - no family of his own and no real home in music. In this book, Walter Rimler makes use of fresh sources, including newly discovered letters by Kay Swift as well as correspondence between and interviews with intimates of Ira and Leonore Gershwin. It is written with spirited prose and contains more than two dozen photographs. Codice libro della libreria B9780252034442

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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; George Gershwin lived with purpose and gusto, but with melancholy as well, for he was unable to make a place for himself--no family of his own and no real home in music. He and his siblings received little love from their mother and no direction from their father. Older brother and lyricist Ira mana. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780252034442_rkm

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Descrizione libro University of Illinois Press, 2009. Condizione libro: New. George Gershwin lived with purpose and gusto, but with melancholy as well, for he was unable to make a place for himself - no family of his own and no real home in music. This book presents the story of this legendary American composer. Num Pages: 216 pages, 33 photographs. BIC Classification: AVGC6; AVH; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 241 x 162 x 22. Weight in Grams: 552. . 2009. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780252034442

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Descrizione libro Univ of Illinois Pr, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 216 pages. 9.40x6.30x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0252034449

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