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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 reviews assumes the reader has some musical knowledge, it is clearly written and accessible to the nonspecialist. in this fine and handsome book, published by the university of illinois Press, Patrick warfield has contextualized and repositioned Sousa's early musical life with a thorough examination of primary sources and an analysis of his compositions. 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 legacies. oxford: oxford university 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. other people can call themselves composers." So declared irving berlin, and so most of us know him: as the writer of famous songs rather than the composer of musicals. the original stage context for these tunes is often 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, 2014

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book reviews assumes the reader has some musical knowledge, it is clearly written and accessible to the nonspecialist. in this fine and handsome book, published by the university of illinois Press, Patrick warfield has contextualized and repositioned Sousa's early musical life with a thorough examination of primary sources and an analysis of his compositions. 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 legacies. oxford: oxford university 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. other people can call themselves composers." So declared irving berlin, and so most of us know him: as the writer of famous songs rather than the composer of musicals. the original stage context for these tunes is often

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Jul 26, 2014

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