Listening for America: Inside the Great American Songbook from Gershwin to Sondheim

By Kapilow, Rob

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9781631490293 9781631490309
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Liveright: Norton


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Reviewed on October 11, 2019  |  Arts

According to conductor, composer, and NPR commentator Kapilow, well-known songs from 20th-century Broadway musicals embody the American social experience. To illustrate his point, he chooses eight male, mostly Jewish composers-lyricists (Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim) and 16 of their songs, which often infused African American-...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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