Ira Gershwin : The Art of the Lyricist, Paperback / softback Book

Ira Gershwin : The Art of the Lyricist Paperback / softback


In Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist, the older and less flamboyant of the Gershwin brothers at last steps out of the shadows to claim his due as one of American songwriting's most important and enduring innovators.

Philip Furia traces the development of Ira Gershwin's lyrical art from his early love of light verse and Gilbert and Sullivan, through his apprentice work in Tin Pan Alley, to his emergence as a prominent writer during the golden era ofBroadway and Hollywood musicals.

He reveals how Gershwin took the everyday speech of ordinary Americans and made it sing.




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