By Stephen Banfield

A founder of the trendy American musical, Jerome Kern (1885–1945) was once the composer of legions of well known songs, together with such criteria as “Smoke will get on your Eyes” and “Ol’ guy River.” His 1927 Show Boat with Oscar Hammerstein II helped to set a brand new average for musical theater.

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 Stephen Banfield levels from Broadway, to Hollywood, and to London’s West finish, drawing on unpublished manuscripts and ratings to evaluate the composer’s notable oeuvre.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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