The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia consists of entries on people, theatre and film musicals, songs, subjects, and themes related to the composer.
Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Jerome Kern (1885-1945) is considered one of the most versatile and influential of all American theatre and film composers. The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia consists of entries on people, theatre and film musicals, songs, subjects, and themes related to the composer. Not only are all of Kern’s stage and screen projects covered, but there are also entries on all the major librettists and lyricists with whom he worked, as well as producers, directors, actors, and other individuals who figured prominently in his career. Approximately 100 of Kern’s most important songs are discussed, and other entries address awards, collaborations, working methods, song styles, and other related subjects. The encyclopedia also includes a brief biography of Kern, a chronology of his life and work, and appendices on recordings, interpolations, revivals, and remakes.
JEROME KERN Composer Jerome Kern is considered by many to be the father
of the modern musical theatre. He was instrumental in linking the European
operetta tradition with the modern American musical theatre. With the
Author: Lol Henderson
The Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century is an alphabetically arranged encyclopedia of all aspects of music in various parts of the world during the 20th century. It covers the major musical styles--concert music, jazz, pop, rock, etc., and such key genres as opera, orchestral music, be-bop, blues, country, etc. Articles on individuals provide biographical information on their life and works, and explore the contribution each has made in the field. Illustrated and fully cross-referenced, the Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century also provides Suggested Listening and Further Reading information. A good first point of reference for students, librarians, and music scholars--as well as for the general reader.
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Music: Jerome Kern Book and Lyrics: Otto Harbach Director: Hassard Short
Choreographer: Jose Limon and John Lonergan Cast: Bob Hope, Lyda Roberti,
Author: Mark A. Robinson
Category: Social Science
This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans—and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. • Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television • Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present • Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class • Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more • Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical
time incorporating elements of ragtime and syncopation into his lively dance
tunes, Kern's work has remained popular with singers and jazz ... DVD/VIDEOS:
The Legends Collection: Showboat Composer Jerome Kern (Simitar 1995).
Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Omnibus Press
This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.
Release on 2013-10-03 | by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
Jerome Kern stands out as one of the most prolific composers in American history
. He composed scores and songs for both Broadway productions and Hollywood
films. Born January 27, 1885, Kern's desire to pursue a musical career was ...
Author: Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
A fascinating exploration of the relationship between American culture and music as defined by musicians, scholars, and critics from around the world.
Release on 2007-04-01 | by the late Leonard Feather
Johnny Richards for Disc. in early '50s; Jerome Kern songs w. Johnny Mandel
arrs. for WP '58. Worked w. S. Kenton in LA '60; Count Basie at Basin St. East and
Lake Tahoe '64. Also worked the Playboy Club circuit '60–64. Drug problems ...
Author: the late Leonard Feather
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931, and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday, his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find, for instance, that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful, and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is, quite simply, the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.
Continuing to write in New York, Mercer began collaborating with popular jazz
and big band composers, including Harold Arlen (“Accentuate the Positive,” “One
for My Baby (And One More for the Road)”), Jerome Kern (“I'm Old Fashioned”), ...
Author: Bill C. Malone
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.
In 1927, Ziegfeld produced the musical version of Edna FERBER's novel SHOW
BOAT , bringing together composer Jerome Kern, who had earlier written music
for work by George ADE, and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II; included in the ...
Author: Jan Pinkerton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: American literature
The Chicago Renaissance began in the early 1900s and lasted until approximately 1930. The leading writers of the period, including Theodore Dreiser ("Sister Carrie)
For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country.
Author: David A. Jasen
For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country. It was where songwriting became a profession, and songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Selling popular music to a mass audience from coast-to-coast involved the greatest entertainment media of the day, from minstrelsy to Broadway, to vaudeville, dance palaces, radio, and motion pictures. Successful songwriting became an art, with a host of men and women becoming famous by writing famous songs.
This volume is another example in the Routledge tradition of producing high-quality reference works on theater, music, and the arts.
Author: Ken Bloom
This volume is another example in the Routledge tradition of producing high-quality reference works on theater, music, and the arts. An A to Z encyclopedia of Broadway, this volume includes tons of information, including producers, writer, composers, lyricists, set designers, theaters, performers, and landmarks in its sweep.
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Turner Layton - cm , Henry Creamer - lyr ( Unhappy ) POPULAR SONGS Ain ' t It
a Grand and Glorious Feeling ? ( Jerome Kern - cm ; P . G . Wodehouse - lyr ) ...
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1980 . Davis , Lee , Bolton And Wodehouse And Kern , Heineman , 1994 . Ewen ,
David , The World Of Jerome Kern , New York , 1960 . Freedland , Michael ,
Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Guinness World Records Limited
Covers jazz stage and film musicals, rock, country-western, folk, rap, blues, heavy metal, punk, techno, world music and raggae.
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Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik . From 1957 he gave annual courses in Positano ,
Italy . He made his London debut in 1951 and his American debut in N.Y. in ...
Author: Laura Diane Kuhn
Publisher: Schirmer G Books
Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of music, covering musicians, composers, compositions, instruments, musical terms, facts, and anecdotes; and includes illustrations and an index.
Australia : Her Majesty ' s Theatre , Sydney 25 August 1923 Recording : selection
on Jerome Kern in London ( WRC ) ERODUCED BY PER DAN JEROME KERN .
CHAPPELL Plate 59 . The Cabaret Girl . The entertainment catchword of the ...
Author: Kurt Gänzl
Contains approximately 2,700 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about musical theater around the world during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, covering performers, composers, writers, shows, producers, directors, choreographers, and designers.
Further Reading Jerome Kern is listed in the Music study guide ( II , D , 3 ) . Other
outstanding composers of musicals were George GERSHWIN and Cole PORTER
. A chatty , entertaining account of Kern ' s life is David Ewen , The Story of ...
In twelve volumes including an index. Contains 5,000 articles.
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no fault of his own , he is sometinguished Broadway career , the composer had ...
Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Virgin Pub
A guide to the greatest shows and films in the history of the musical, as well as their stars, lyricists and composers. Over 1600 entries provide facts, figures and critical opinion on all aspects of the field.