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Books editi da Perseus Books Group con argomento Composers United States Biography

Father of the Blues

Father of the Blues

Handy W. C.  Bontemps Arna Wendell (EDT)  Bontemps Arna Wendell 
edizioni Perseus Books Group collana Perseus Books Group (Paperback)

W. C. Handy's blues—“Memphis Blues," "Beale Street Blues," "St. Louis Blues"—changed America's music forever. In Father of the Blues, Handy presents his own story: a vivid picture of American life now vanished. W. C. Handy (1873–1958) was a sensitive child who loved nature and music; but not until he had won a reputation...

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€ 13,60
As Thousands Cheer

As Thousands Cheer

Bergreen Laurence 
edizioni Perseus Books Group collana Perseus Books Group (Paperback) , 1996

Irving Berlin (1888–1989) was unable to read or write music and could only play the piano in the key of F-sharp major; yet, for the first half of the twentieth century he was America's most successful and most representative songwriter, composing such hits as "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Cheek to Cheek," "Let's Face...

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€ 20,20
Doo-Dah

Doo-Dah

Emerson Ken 
edizioni Perseus Books Group collana Perseus Books Group (Paperback)

Stephen Foster (1826–1864) was America's first great songwriter and the first to earn his living solely through his music. He composed some 200 songs, including such classics as "Oh! Susanna,” “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," "Old Folks at Home (Way down upon the Swanee River),” and "Camptown Races (Doo-dah! Doo-dah!).”...

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€ 15,40
The Gershwin Years

The Gershwin Years

Jablonski Edward  Stewart Lawrence D.  Van Vechten Carl (INT) 
edizioni Perseus Books Group collana Perseus Books Group (Paperback)

Both the definitive biography of the Gershwin brothers and a lavishly illustrated chronicle of the American era their music and lyrics embodied, The Gershwin Years celebrates the musical achievements of George (1898–1937) and Ira (1896–1983) while offering a revealing inside look at their lives. The brothers drew inspiration...

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€ 14,50