On My Way: The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess

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Price
$26.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.32 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393240139

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About the Author

Joseph Horowitz is the author of seven previous books, including Understanding Toscanini (named one of the best books of the year by the New York Book Critics Circle and Publishers Weekly) and Classical Music in America (named one of the best books of the year by the Economist). A former New York Times music critic and executive director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two NEH Fellowships, among other honors. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

'On My Way' restores Rouben Mamoulian to the pantheon of essential figures in the development of American theater and cinema, which is where he unquestionably belongs. --Larry Starr, author of George Gershwin
The meat of this book lies in Horowitz's analyses of Mamoulian's three masterpieces, which may make theater and movie mavens break out in grateful goosebumps. Musical-theater book of the year? Mmmmm--could be!
Horowitz's elegant sketch offers an illuminating glimpse into a corner of American music history.
Horowitz gives his readers much insight... thorough and satisfying. --Vinton Rafe McCabe
Remarkable ... vitally important... Mr. Horowitz's research is thorough and illuminating. --Ted Chapin
Remarkable... A fascinating chronicle of the birth of America's great folk opera. --Stevin Suskin
Joseph Horowitz has written an eye-opening book that completes our understanding of America s greatest opera, Porgy and Bess. --John Mauceri, Tony Award-winning conductor, producer, and arranger"
'On My Way restores Rouben Mamoulian to the pantheon of essential figures in the development of American theater and cinema, which is where he unquestionably belongs. --Larry Starr, author of George Gershwin"
A fascinating and brilliantly written story of Rouben Mamoulian s contributions to Porgy and Bess. --Speight Jenkins, general director, Seattle Opera"
Blending his strengths as a writer, scholar, critic, storyteller, and fan, Joseph Horowitz explores the talents of Rouben Mamoulian, who helped to make Porgy and Bess America s premier opera. --Richard Crawford, author of America's Musical Life: A History"
The meat of this book lies in Horowitz s analyses of Mamoulian s three masterpieces, which may make theater and movie mavens break out in grateful goosebumps. Musical-theater book of the year? Mmmmm could be! "
Horowitz s elegant sketch offers an illuminating glimpse into a corner of American music history. "
A resurrection story that offers a significant contribution to the history of American popular theater. "
Horowitz gives his readers much insight thorough and satisfying. --Vinton Rafe McCabe"
Remarkable vitally important Mr. Horowitz's research is thorough and illuminating. --Ted Chapin"
Horowitz is uncommonly perceptive. --Jonathan Yardley"
Remarkable A fascinating chronicle of the birth of America's great folk opera. --Stevin Suskin"