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George Gershwin's 'An American in Paris' May Have Been Played Out of Key for 70 years

George Gershwin's 'An American in Paris' May Have Been Played Out of Key for 70 Years >>

George Gershwin's "An American in Paris" is perhaps one of the most iconic and recognizable pieces in American music. However, as it's been noted, Gershwin's classic may be the victim of faulty orchestration--meaning ensembles may have been playing the notes out of key for nearly 70 years.

Journalist Ben Yagoda Discussed the Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Great American Renaissance in Music in New Book 'The B-Side'

Journalist Ben Yagoda Discussed the Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Great American Renaissance in Music in New Book 'The B-Side' >>

The shift in American popular music and culture is hard to pinpoint exactly, even though writer Ben Yagoda has a compelling argument that talks about just that. His new book, "The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song," talks about the paradigmatic shift from artistic expression and freedom to a lesser-grade form that continues to this day.

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