Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an by Ryan Bañagale

By Ryan Bañagale

In Arranging Gershwin, writer Ryan Bañagale ways George Gershwin's iconic piece Rhapsody in Blue no longer as a composition yet as an association -- a standing it has in lots of methods held considering that its inception in 1924, but one unconsidered formerly. transferring emphasis clear of the idea of the Rhapsody as a static paintings via a unmarried composer, Bañagale posits a vast imaginative and prescient of the piece that recognizes the efforts of numerous collaborators who formed the Rhapsody as we all know it at the present time. Arranging Gershwin sheds new mild on time-honored musicians equivalent to Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, introduces lesser-known figures similar to Ferde Grofé and Larry Adler, and remaps the terrain of this emblematic piece of yankee tune. while, it expands on current ways to the research of preparations -- an rising and insightful realm of yank track reports -- in addition to demanding situations latest and entrenched definitions of composer and composition.

Based on a number of newly chanced on manuscripts, the publication considerably alters present historic and cultural conceptions of the Rhapsody. With extra forays into visible media, together with the economic advertisements of United airways and Woody Allen's Manhattan, it furthermore exemplifies how preparations have contributed not just to the iconicity of Gershwin and Rhapsody in Blue, but in addition to music-making in the US -- its humans, their objectives, and their processes.

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