Gatsby songs: from the opera The great Gatsby

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Associated Music Publishers, Dec 1, 1999 - Music - 34 pages
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New York's Metropolitan Opera ushers in the new millennium with the world premiere of John Harbison's splendid opera The Great Gatsby, with a libretto based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece. Among the highlights of the production are the fourteen "Gatsby Songs," written in the energetic dance style of the 1920s with sparklingly witty lyrics by Murray Horwitz. Contents: By the Shore * Kind of in Love * Funny New Feeling * A Saturday Night To-Do * I'm Leavin' It All to You * I Could End Up Loving You Tonight * Dreaming of You * Blowing a Bundle on You * I Can't Believe It * Remember the Old Days * I'm Doin' Fine * Cool * Who Can Say * Strange.

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John Harbison is Institute Professor of Music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Katrin Talbot is an award-winning photographer and violist who lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Susan Youens is Professor of Musicology at the University of Notre Dame. Louise McClelland Urban is Professor Emerita of Voice at the University of Maryland, College Park. Paul Rowe, baritone, and Martha Fischer, pianist, are Professors of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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