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Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Gershwin, Ira, Guare, John, Stewart, Lawrence D.
One of the most distinguished lyric-writers of his time, Ira Gershwin wrote for his brother George as well as Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz, & others. In this book, Ira presents the words of more than 100 of his songs, annotated with a commentary that is written with charm, wit & modesty & of great historical interest. His book presents a revealing portrait of an urbane & erudite philosopher. To anyone who lived through the glorious period when George & Ira were making theatrical history, these lyrics are a reminiscent joy. To anyone interested in the development of the musical theater they are an indispensable collection. The excellent index helps in browsing the lyrics.Gershwin, Ira is the author of 'Lyrics on Several Occasions A Selection of Stage and Screen Lyrics' with ISBN 9780756751968 and ISBN 0756751969.