Wednesday, July 22, 2015

10 Years of OUPblog

Today is the tenth anniversary of the OUPblog, and Oxford is celebrating with a selection of posts it calls "The Best of the Decade.”

Among these bests is Ryan Bañagale's “United Airlines and Rhapsody in Blue” (28 August 2014). Senior editor Anna-Lise Santella writes:
Ryan’s blog post is a microcosm of his book Arranging Gershwin, which explores ways in which arrangements of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue define and redefine nationalist associations, taking it from a New York soundscape to an American icon to a corporate logo to an international anthem. Like most of my favorite posts on the OUPblog, Ryan discusses a work familiar to many and points out aspects you might not have noticed, broadening your interpretation and enriching your experience of the work.
OUP published Bañagale's Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon in 2014. Bañagale is Assistant Professor of Music at Colorado College.

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