LISTENING FOR AMERICA: INSIDE THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK FROM GERSHWIN TO SONDHEIM

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Publication Date: 
January 3, 2023
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Paperback
ISBN: 
9781324092902
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"If you want to understand American history, listen to its popular music, " writes renowned NPR host Rob Kapilow. "If you want to understand America's popular music, listen to its history." Through the songs of eight legendary American composers--Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Arlen, Berlin, Rodgers, Bernstein, and Sondheim--Kapilow listens for the history not just of musical theater, but of America itself. Combining close readings of Broadway hits like "Summertime" and "Stormy Weather" with a wide-angled historical point of view, Listening for America shows us how we too can listen along as America discovered its identity through the epochal transformations of the twentieth century.
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