Listening for America : inside the great American songbook from Gershwin to Sondheim
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New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2019].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
xvii, 460 pages : music ; 25 cm
Status
Main Library - Adult  1 available
782.42164 Kap
Southside - Adult  1 available
782.42164 Kap

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Language
English
ISBN
9781631490293, 163149029X
UPC
40029644006

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-444) and index.
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""Not since the late Leonard Bernstein has classical music had a combination salesman-teacher as irresistible as Kapilow."--Kansas City Star. Few people in recent memory have dedicated themselves as devotedly to the story of twentieth-century American music as Rob Kapilow, the composer, conductor, and host of the hit NPR music radio program, What makes it great? Now, in Listening for America, he turns his keen ear to the great American songbook, bringing many of our favorite classics to life through the songs and stories of eight of the twentieth century's most treasured American composers--Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Arlen, Berlin, Rodgers, Bernstein, and Sondheim. Hardly confining himself to celebrating what makes these catchy melodies so unforgettable, Kapilow delves deeply into how issues of race, immigration, sexuality, and appropriation intertwine in masterpieces like Show Boat and West Side story. A book not just about musical theater but about America itself, Listening for America is equally for the devotee, the singer, the music student, or for anyone intrigued by how popular music has shaped the barger culture, and promises to be the ideal gift book for years to come"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kapilow, R. (2019). Listening for America: inside the great American songbook from Gershwin to Sondheim (First edition.). Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kapilow, Robert. 2019. Listening for America: Inside the Great American Songbook From Gershwin to Sondheim. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kapilow, Robert. Listening for America: Inside the Great American Songbook From Gershwin to Sondheim New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kapilow, Robert. Listening for America: Inside the Great American Songbook From Gershwin to Sondheim First edition., Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2019.

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