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Gershwin

Gershwin
 

This title looks into the mind of Gershwin, and how his experiences shaped him into the composer we know today. It tracks his life from young protege to his rise as a composer, looking at landmark events and times in his life, and providing a commentary on historical events of hi... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781841384702
Published 15 November 2002 by ANOVA BOOKS
Format Hardback, New edition
Author(s) By Vernon, Roland
Illustrated by Andrew, Ian
Series Introducing Composers

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ISBN-13 9781841384702
ISBN-10 1841384704
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher ANOVA BOOKS
Imprint Belitha Press Ltd
Publication Date 15 November 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Vernon, Roland
Illustrated by Andrew, Ian
Series Introducing Composers
Category History
Music & Sound Arts
Dance & Light Music
Interest Age 8-11 years
Reading Age 8-11 years
Library of Congress Composers, United States, Biography, Juvenile literature
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Primary & secondary/elementary & high school;Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 223mm
Height: 296mm
Weight 391g
Dewey Code 780.92
Catalogue Code 256163

Description of this Book

The lives of some amazing people who have brought music to our world Each book concentrates on one of the world's most famous composers. Tracking their history to give us an insight into their lives as composers and as famous historical characters. - Each book gives us a look into the minds of these famous composers and how there experiences have shaped them into the composers we know today. - Tracking the composers from young proteges to their rise as composers, each book goes indepth in to the key landmark events and time of their lives. Also providing commentary of the major historic events of the time. - Illustrated in full colour and making use of contemporary pieces. The illustrations bring life to the stories being told. - The information is clearly presented enticing younger readers to take interest into this often boring subject, it does this by focusing on the composer as a person rather that just a composer of classical music.

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Author's Bio

- Roland Vernon is a great lover of the music and the arts. His love and extensive knowledge of classical music has lead him to write several books on famous composers including Caruso and Tetrazzinni and Ruffo and Galli Curci. Introducing composers is his attempt to spread appreciation of classical music to a younger audience. He lives in Somerset

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