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AMERICAN MUSIC Yuching Chen. American Music Devorak’s perspective on an American music: ~ “I suggested that inspiration for truly national music might.

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1 AMERICAN MUSIC Yuching Chen

2 American Music Devorak’s perspective on an American music: ~ “I suggested that inspiration for truly national music might be derived for the Negro melodies or Indian chants.”~

3 George Gershwin (1898 –1937) 1. George Gershwin 2. Rhapsody in Blue 3. Response 4. Gershwin’s contribution in the music

4 Nodame Cantabile 交響情人夢

5 George Gershwin (1898 –1937)   Compositions: “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924) “An American in Paris” (1928) opera “Porgy and Bess” (1935).

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7 RHAPSODY IN BLUE (1924)  Solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz- influenced effects.  Premiere: February 12, 1924 by Whiteman and his band with Gershwin playing the piano.

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9 Response  Lawrence Gilman, commended on the Rhapsody in the “New York Tribune” on February 13, 1924, said: “How trite, feeble and conventional the tunes are; how sentimental and vapid the harmonic treatment, under its disguise of fussy and futile counterpoint!... Weep over the lifelessness of the melody and harmony, so derivative, so stale, so inexpressive!”

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11 THANK YOU~


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