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By Ryan Bañagale

In Arranging Gershwin, writer Ryan Bañagale techniques 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 due to the fact that its inception in 1924, but one unconsidered before. transferring emphasis clear of the suggestion of the Rhapsody as a static paintings by way of a unmarried composer, Bañagale posits a large imaginative and prescient of the piece that recognizes the efforts of quite a few collaborators who formed the Rhapsody as we all know it at the present time. Arranging Gershwin sheds new mild on time-honored musicians corresponding to Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, introduces lesser-known figures comparable to Ferde Grofé and Larry Adler, and remaps the terrain of this emblematic piece of yankee tune. while, it expands on present ways to the learn of preparations -- an rising and insightful realm of yank tune reports -- in addition to demanding situations current and entrenched definitions of composer and composition.

Based on a bunch of newly chanced on manuscripts, the e-book considerably alters latest old and cultural conceptions of the Rhapsody. With extra forays into visible media, together with the industrial advertisements of United airways and Woody Allen's Manhattan, it in addition exemplifies how preparations have contributed not just to the iconicity of Gershwin and Rhapsody in Blue, but additionally to music-making in the US -- its humans, their ambitions, and their processes.

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