The Great Courses No.7318: Great American Music: Broadway Musicals
16 lectures | 44 minutes each | Year Released: 2006
MPEG-3 | 128 Kbps, 44.1 KHz, 2 channels | English | 657 MB
Give my regards to Broadway... . Is it possible to read those lyrics, let alone hear them, without mentally filling in: Remember me to Herald Square? Have you begun to hum or sing it to yourself, with the words and notes carrying you back in time to the Broadway of George M. Cohan and the heyday of Tin Pan Alley?
For most people who've grown up with and shared America's musical heritage, such a phrase opens the floodgates to a wealth of memories and feelings because, after all, that's what great songs do. What a delight, then, to be able to promise you the same experience in an entire course. For in Professor Bill Messenger's Great American Music: Broadway Musicals, you get the story and the music, as well—and not only in the examples expertly played by Professor Messenger at the piano to illustrate insights, techniques, or subtleties of composition.
You'll also hear rare recordings of groundbreaking artists such as Nora Bayes, the singer selected by Cohan to record his unofficial World War I anthem, "Over There,"and Fanny Brice, the great star immortalized in Funny Girl. And you'll hear contemporary recreations that reconstruct the sound of early musical theater, as well. You'll listen in on recorded interviews that take you behind the scenes of some of Broadway's biggest hits and most memorable moments.
01.The Essence of the Musical
02.The Minstrel Era (1828 to c. 1900)
03.Evolution of the Verse/Chorus Song
04.The Ragtime Years (c. 1890–1917)
05.The Vaudeville Era (1881 to c. 1935)
06.Tin Pan Alley
07.Broadway in Its Infancy
08.The Revue versus the Book Musical
09.Superstars on the Horizon
10.Transition into the Jazz Age (1916–20)
11.Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern—Contrasts
12.George Gershwin’s Legacy (1919 to c. 1935)
13.Rodgers and Hammerstein Era (1940s)
14.Golden Age of Musical Theater (1950s)
15.Rock n Roll Reaches Broadway (1960s)
16.Big Bucks and Long Runs (1970s–Present)
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