Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 October 2014

232 Pages | 39 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199978380

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Arranging Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon

Ryan Banagale

  • Each chapter of uses several newly discovered manuscripts
  • Takes seriously the role of arrangements and arrangers in the course of American music history
  • Reveals significant collaboration between George Gershwin and Ferde Grofe
  • Chapter on Bernstein forwards a queer-studies reading of his relationship with Rhapsody in Blue
  • Considers the use of the Rhapsody by United Airlines