By Stephen Banfield
This ebook is the 1st to supply a severe assessment of Kern’s musical accomplishments all through his profession. Stephen Banfield levels from Broadway, to Hollywood, and to London’s West finish, drawing on unpublished manuscripts and ratings to evaluate the composer’s notable oeuvre.
Kern’s existence, character, and dealing tools are given due realization, as is the advance of his paintings from the early musical comedies throughout the collaborations with Hammerstein and P. G. Wodehouse as much as the later movie rankings. Banfield focuses in particular at the musical and lyrical constructions of Kern’s compositions, illuminating liked works and laying off gentle on compositions usually overlooked.
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