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Irving Berlin’s American Musical Theater by Jeffrey Magee (review)

Irving Berlin’s American Musical Theater by Jeffrey Magee (review) book r eviews 477 assumes the reader has some musical knowledge, it is clearly written and acces- sible to the nonspecialist. in this fine and handsome book, published by the u niversity of illinois Press, Patrick w arfield has contextualized and repositioned Sousa’s early musical life with a thorough examination of primary sources and an analysis of his composi- tions. He has brilliantly illuminated how Sousa managed his nascent career to become the march King, providing readers with a remarkable look at how an artist can shape his or her career. Making the March King is a “must” book for both musicians and nonspecialists interested in Sousa and his work; it offers a fascinating story of the early life of one of America’s most famous composers. John Graziano City University of New York Graduate Center Irving Berlin’s American Musical Theater. by Jeffrey magee. broadway l egacies. o xford: o xford u niversity Press, 2012. iSbN: 978-0-19-539826-7. Hardcover. Pp. xiii, 394. $36.95. “As far as i’m concerned, i’m a song writer. o ther people can call themselves composers.” So declared irving b erlin, and so most of us know him: as the writer of famous songs rather than the composer http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Irving Berlin’s American Musical Theater by Jeffrey Magee (review)

American Music , Volume 32 (4) – Jul 26, 2015

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University of Illinois Press
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1945-2349

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book r eviews 477 assumes the reader has some musical knowledge, it is clearly written and acces- sible to the nonspecialist. in this fine and handsome book, published by the u niversity of illinois Press, Patrick w arfield has contextualized and repositioned Sousa’s early musical life with a thorough examination of primary sources and an analysis of his composi- tions. He has brilliantly illuminated how Sousa managed his nascent career to become the march King, providing readers with a remarkable look at how an artist can shape his or her career. Making the March King is a “must” book for both musicians and nonspecialists interested in Sousa and his work; it offers a fascinating story of the early life of one of America’s most famous composers. John Graziano City University of New York Graduate Center Irving Berlin’s American Musical Theater. by Jeffrey magee. broadway l egacies. o xford: o xford u niversity Press, 2012. iSbN: 978-0-19-539826-7. Hardcover. Pp. xiii, 394. $36.95. “As far as i’m concerned, i’m a song writer. o ther people can call themselves composers.” So declared irving b erlin, and so most of us know him: as the writer of famous songs rather than the composer

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Jul 26, 2015

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