Jerome Kern

Jerome Kern : His Life and Music

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Raised on the periphery of the American-Jewish elite, the composer Jerome Kern achieved early success and spent the remainder of his life among the rich and famous. However, Gerald Bordman shows in this comprehensive biography that Kern's celebrity was fully merited. Between 1914, when "They Didn't Believe Me" became a popular ballad, and his death in 1945, Kern produced innovative and enduring works of popular music. With the musical "Show Boat" he initiated an Americanized operetta style that dominated the American stage for decades.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 136 x 200 x 28mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0195065743
  • 9780195065749

About Gerald Bordman

About the Author Gerald Bordman is the author of many books, including American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle, The Oxford Companion to American Theatre, and the trilogy comprising American Operetta, American Musical Comedy, and American Musical Revue.
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