The Resource Ira Gershwin : the art of the lyricist, Philip Furia

Ira Gershwin : the art of the lyricist, Philip Furia

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Ira Gershwin : the art of the lyricist
Title
Ira Gershwin
Title remainder
the art of the lyricist
Statement of responsibility
Philip Furia
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 for the Broadway musical theater in the 1920s. Furia illuminates his work in satirical operettas such as Of Thee I Sing and Strike Up the Band, the smart "little" revues of the 1930s, and his contributions to the opera Porgy and Bess. After describing the Gershwin brothers' brief but brilliant work in Hollywood before George's sudden death - work that produced such classics as "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" - Furia follows Ira's career through such triumphs as Lady in the Dark with Kurt Weill, Cover Girl with Jerome Kern, and A Star Is Born, with Harold Arlen. Along the way, Furia provides much insight into the art of the lyricist, and he captures the magic of a golden era when not only the Gershwins, but Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Gertrude Lawrence, Fred Astaire, and other luminaries made the lights of Broadway and the Hollywood screen shine brighter than ever before
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Furia, Philip
Dewey number
  • 782.1/4/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
ML423.G334
LC item number
F87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gershwin, Ira
  • Lyricists
Label
Ira Gershwin : the art of the lyricist, Philip Furia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780195082999
Lccn
94045715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 94045715 /MN
  • (WaOLN)09548484
Label
Ira Gershwin : the art of the lyricist, Philip Furia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780195082999
Lccn
94045715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 94045715 /MN
  • (WaOLN)09548484

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