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The Resource Irving Berlin : New York genius, James Kaplan

Irving Berlin : New York genius, James Kaplan

Label
Irving Berlin : New York genius
Title
Irving Berlin
Title remainder
New York genius
Statement of responsibility
James Kaplan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fast-moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music. Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called-by George Gershwin, among others-the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music," legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; "he is American music." In a career that spanned an astonishing nine decades, Berlin wrote some fifteen hundred tunes, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "God Bless America," and "White Christmas." From ragtime to the rock era, Berlin's work has endured in the very fiber of American national identity. Exploring the intertwining of Berlin's life with the life of New York City, noted biographer James Kaplan offers a visceral narrative of Berlin as self-made man and witty, wily, tough Jewish immigrant. This fast-paced, musically opinionated biography uncovers Berlin's unique brilliance as a composer of music and lyrics. Masterfully written and psychologically penetrating, Kaplan's book underscores Berlin's continued relevance in American popular culture
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaplan, James
Dewey number
782.42164092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B499
LC item number
K375 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Composers
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Composers
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Irving Berlin : New York genius, James Kaplan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-370) 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
Contents
The fugitive -- I have discovered a great kid -- You can never tell your finish when you start -- I sweat blood -- At the devil's ball -- Play a simple melody -- I wasn't much of a soldier -- Work for yourself! -- What shall I do? -- Always -- Never saw the sun shining so bright -- Good Good, another revue! -- Before they ask us to pay the bill -- Write hits like Irving Berlin -- While the storm clouds gather -- What is a war song? -- This is the army, Mr. Jones -- To war -- And back -- There is America's folk song writer -- I've never been in a tougher spot -- We'll never get off the stage -- A worried old man on the hill -- What have you written lately? -- Diminuendo and coda
Control code
1090445129
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 398 pages
Isbn
9780300180480
Lccn
2019933153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1090445129
Label
Irving Berlin : New York genius, James Kaplan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-370) 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
Contents
The fugitive -- I have discovered a great kid -- You can never tell your finish when you start -- I sweat blood -- At the devil's ball -- Play a simple melody -- I wasn't much of a soldier -- Work for yourself! -- What shall I do? -- Always -- Never saw the sun shining so bright -- Good Good, another revue! -- Before they ask us to pay the bill -- Write hits like Irving Berlin -- While the storm clouds gather -- What is a war song? -- This is the army, Mr. Jones -- To war -- And back -- There is America's folk song writer -- I've never been in a tougher spot -- We'll never get off the stage -- A worried old man on the hill -- What have you written lately? -- Diminuendo and coda
Control code
1090445129
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 398 pages
Isbn
9780300180480
Lccn
2019933153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1090445129

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