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The Resource Irving Berlin : a life in song, Philip Furia, with the assistance of Graham Wood ; Irving Berlin songography compiled by Ken Bloom

Irving Berlin : a life in song, Philip Furia, with the assistance of Graham Wood ; Irving Berlin songography compiled by Ken Bloom

Label
Irving Berlin : a life in song
Title
Irving Berlin
Title remainder
a life in song
Statement of responsibility
Philip Furia, with the assistance of Graham Wood ; Irving Berlin songography compiled by Ken Bloom
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Irving Berlin's singular devotion to the art of weaving words and music together produced songs of extraordinary quality. During the course of his career, he wrote thousands of songs, sometimes at the rate of at least one a day - but only a few met his high standards. Eight hundred ninety-nine of his songs were registered for copyright, but it is the quality of these songs that is remarkable. Over half of them became hits, and 282 of them reached the "top ten."
  • Even more indicative of the quality of his songs is that so many have become "standards"--The kind of song that transcends its own era of popularity to become a timeless part of our musical heritage. Heard today in jazz and cabaret performances, movie sound tracks, and even in television commercials, these evergreens constitute the closest thing America has to a vital body of classical song
  • In this book, musical theater historian Philip Furia has written a musical life of America's most beloved composer. With access to the Irving Berlin Archives, he has brought forth new information on how the songs were created and related this to the important incidents in the composer's life. He has truly delineated a "life in song," for Berlin was a man who drew on his entire life's experiences in crafting his musical work
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Furia, Philip
Dewey number
  • 782.42164/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B499
LC item number
F87 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wood, Graham
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composers
  • Berlin, Irving
Label
Irving Berlin : a life in song, Philip Furia, with the assistance of Graham Wood ; Irving Berlin songography compiled by Ken Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Irving Berlin songography": pages 267-283
  • 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
Contents
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • God Bless America
  • Anything You Can Do
  • Count Your Blessings
  • Irving Berlin Songography
  • Ken Bloom
  • Russian Lullaby
  • Ragged Meter Man
  • I Love a Piano
  • A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody
  • Say it with Music
  • Blue Skies
  • The Song is Ended
  • How Deep is the Ocean?
Control code
38738940
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 323 pages
Isbn
9780028648156
Lccn
98015486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Irving Berlin : a life in song, Philip Furia, with the assistance of Graham Wood ; Irving Berlin songography compiled by Ken Bloom
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Irving Berlin songography": pages 267-283
  • 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
Contents
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • God Bless America
  • Anything You Can Do
  • Count Your Blessings
  • Irving Berlin Songography
  • Ken Bloom
  • Russian Lullaby
  • Ragged Meter Man
  • I Love a Piano
  • A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody
  • Say it with Music
  • Blue Skies
  • The Song is Ended
  • How Deep is the Ocean?
Control code
38738940
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 323 pages
Isbn
9780028648156
Lccn
98015486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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