Available on iPad, iPhone, Kindle and desktop computer. The latest news, features, blogs and reviews delivered weekly to your inbox! So what do we know about the man who wrote April in Paris? That he was born Vladimir Alexandrovitch Dukelsky at a railway station near Minsk. That he was a child prodigy who studied composition with Gliere. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying.
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All rights reserved. Remember me on this computer. Cancel Forgot your password? Musicals -- Excerpts, Arranged. View all subjects. Similar Items. Excerpts from revues and musicals; the 6th track from the song-cycle Five Victorian songs. Compact disc. Program notes by Steven Suskin and song texts in container. Round about : from Sweet bye and bye ; orch. This year, a small flurry of Vernon Duke ventures, both live and recorded, offers an opportunity to reflect on this neglected yet somehow essentially contemporary composer who, like his other close friend George Gershwin, pioneered a ''crossover'' career before the concept even had a name.
Most illuminating is a just-released album of familiar and obscure Dansează Pentru Mine - Various - Party Mania melodies exquisitely sung by the opera singer Dawn Upshaw.
The kick-off to the current Duke boomlet, though, came on Jan. The piano concerto resurfaces like some kind Not Here, Not Now - Joe Jackson - Body And Soul Chekhovian keepsake; the story of its genesis is Dawn Music - Vernon Duke - Time Remembered fact a microcosm of the cycle of aspiration and disappointment that defined Duke's life and career.
Duke was born in a Minsk railroad station on Oct. He attended the Kiev Conservatory with Vladimir Horowitz, among others, wrote revolutionary arias under duress for the newly ascendant Communist Party and escaped with his family on the last ship out of Odessa in just ahead of the Soviet cavalry. After a stint playing cocktail piano in Constantinople, Duke arrived in New York inhoping to pursue a classical career but hungry to learn more about American popular music. Composed at the instigation of the pianist Arthur Rubinstein inDuke's concerto was, in his words, ''a one-movement, pianistically grateful, not too cerebral'' piece.
Rubinstein, upon hearing the finished work in New York, suggested that the year-old Dukelsky take his concerto and ''go to Paris,'' where a premiere would be easier for Rubinstein to mount.
Dukelsky took this suggestion to heart; Rubinstein did not. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. George Gershwinone of the most significant and popular American composers of all time. He wrote primarily for the Broadway musical theatre, but important as well are his orchestral and piano compositions in….
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