Jerome Kern [electronic resource] /Stephen Banfield ; with a foreword by Geoffrey Block, general editor.
By: Banfield, Stephen.
Contributor(s): Block, Geoffrey Holden [aui].Material type: BookSeries: Yale Broadway masters: Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xii, 375 p.) : ill., music.ISBN: 9780300138344 (electronic bk.); 0300138342 (electronic bk.); 0300110472; 9780300110470; 1281729027; 9781281729026.Subject(s): Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945 | Composers -- United States -- Biography | Composers -- United States | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Composers & Musicians | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Musicals | Musicals | Populaire muziek | Verenigde Staten | ხელოვნება-- მუსიკა-- ამერიკელი კომპოზიტორებიGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 782.1/4092 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes list of works by Jerome Kern (p. -308), bibliographical references (p. -332), and indexes.
Introducing Kern -- Kern and musical comedy -- Kern the romantic : three shows -- Mostly Hammerstein -- Kern and Hollywood.
A founding father of the modern American musical, Jerome Kern (1885-1945) was the composer of legions of popular songs, including such standards as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "'Ol' Man River". His 1927 "Show Boat with Oscar Hammerstein II" helped to set a new standard for musical theatre. This book is the first to provide a critical overview of Kern's musical accomplishments throughout his career. Stephen Banfield ranges from Broadway, to Hollywood, and to London's West End, drawing on unpublished manuscripts and scores to assess the composer's extraordinary oeuvre. Kern's life, personality, and working methods are given due attention, as is the development of his work from the early musical comedies through the collaborations with Hammerstein and P. G. Wodehouse up to the later film scores. Banfield focuses especially on the musical and lyrical structures of Kern's compositions, illuminating beloved works and shedding light on compositions often overlooked.