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By Ann Ommen van der Merwe

The Ziegfeld Follies: A background in Song provides an account of the Follies throughout the musical productions inside the express. having access to fundamental resources corresponding to magazines and extant courses, Ann Ommen van der Merwe has conscientiously researched the Follies, reconstructing the songs, dances, and content material of every annual creation from 1907 to 1931, delivering exact descriptions of track performances. In so doing, the e-book demonstrates the real position of track in facilitating the comedy and spectacle for which the Follies are greater known.

Ommen van der Merwe takes a huge, chronological method of the cloth, addressing such matters as musical type, lyrics, and staging of person songs. within the technique, she identifies the ancient trajectory of the Ziegfeld Follies, delineating classes inside its heritage just like the improvement of the creation values Ziegfeld was once well-known for, the luck of his spectacles, his edition to altering instances, and his legacy. She additionally considers the cultural and function historical past of the Follies and its mirrored image of the society during which it built. An appendix lists the composer, lyricist, writer, and performer of every Follies track, in addition to a library assortment or archive the place a duplicate can be came across. The e-book additionally incorporates a number of pictures, a opt for discography, bibliography, and indexes, through music identify and basic subject.

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