Kay Swift

Kay Swift

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kay Swift (April 19, 1897 - January 28, 1993) was an American composer of popular and classical music, the first woman to score a complete musical. Written in 1930, Fine and Dandy includes some of her best known songs; the title song has become a jazz standard. "Can't We Be Friends?" (1929) was another important hit. Swift also arranged some of the music of George Gershwin posthumously, such as the prelude "Sleepless Night" (1946). Swift was educated as a classical musician and composer at the Institute of Musical Art (now known as the Juilliard School). Her teacher of composition was Charles Loeffler, while harmony and composition were taught to her by Percy Goetschius. Her father, a music critic, died when she was young. She had played professionally with the Edith Rubel Trio.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136683350
  • 9786136683355