Rhapsody (FREE)


  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Rhapsody
  • Mitchell James Kaplan
  • en
  • 11 June 2018
  • 9781982104009

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    Rhapsody (FREE) What a beautifully written fictional story of the ten year affair between George Gershwin and fellow pianistcomposer Kay Swift which took place between 1925 and 1937 I loved it so much The background and setting of the jazz age along with a supporting cast of rich and famous wonderfully described characters made this nov

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    Rhapsody (FREE) Mitchell James Kaplan í 0 review Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Mitchell James Kaplan I seek out novels that are “art centric” because I am intrigued by both the creative process and the artistic temperament RHAPSODY showcased the frustration and the jubilation experienced by musical composers and performers Through the story of George Gershwin and Kay swiftThe novel paints a compelling picture of the artistic community in New York in the 1920’s and 1930’s and I was particularly impressed by the author

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    Mitchell James Kaplan í 0 review Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Mitchell James Kaplan review Rhapsody Thank you to Gallery Books for providing an eARC via NetGalley for a candid reviewThere are few topics that I love than Broa

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    Rhapsody (FREE) Mitchell James Kaplan í 0 review Want to be transported to the Twenties This book is a time capsule while reading I was there vibrating with all t

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    Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Mitchell James Kaplan Mitchell James Kaplan í 0 review Rhapsody (FREE) “Rhapsody” tells the story of George Gershwin and Kay Swift who collaborated musically while conducting a years long affair The

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    Rhapsody (FREE) Mitchell James Kaplan í 0 review #Rhapsody is one of the most cinematic books I’ve read in uite a while I felt it was the mid fifties and I was sitting in an Art Deco theatre enjoying one of the entertainment film biographies that where prevalent at the time or earlier but that’s before I was born The reason is simple it is the fictionalized account of the ten plus year account of the affair between George Gershwin and fellow pianistcomposer Kay Swift Takin

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Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Mitchell James Kaplan Mitchell James Kaplan í 0 review review Rhapsody ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook D turns of her own musical career ends only with George’s death from a brain tumor at the age of thirty eight Set in Jazz Age New York City this stunning work of fiction for fans of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank explores the timeless bond between two brilliant strong willed artists George Gershwin left behind not just a body of work unmatched in popular musical history but a woman who loved him with all her heart knowing all the while that he belonged not to her but to the worl Thank you to Gallery Books for providing an eARC via NetGalley for a candid reviewThere are few topics that I love than Broadway so I was thrilled to pick up Rhapsody a historical fiction novel following the ten year affair between Kay Swift and George GershwinThis poignant read charts a fine balance between the sparkling ebullience of the Jazz Age and the tang of bittersweet nostalgia for both the era and the life of Gershwin who tragically passed from a brain tumor at 38 Rhapsody touches on his story as it intersects with Kay Swift s a classical pianist who developed an interest in jazz and Broadway as she got to know Gershwin and eventually became the first woman to score a hit Broadway musical As a work of historical fiction based on real people there are certain touchpoints in the story that are recognizable from a uick search on Kay Swift George Gershwin and James Warburg Kay s first husband and lyricist and the novel ties those moments together with rich and moving detailKatherine Warburg is a society wife whose passion lies in music Upon hearing Gershwin play for the first time she is transfixed by his talent drawn to his charm and determined to keep up with his playing style With Gershwin she comes into her own as Kay Swift the composer She is wrapped up in Gershwin and their art at the expense of her domestic life The two of them have such energy together and the book handles their musical partnership and the complexity of their affair with nuance and respectKay Swift is often eclipsed by Gershwin s fame but Rhapsody pulls her into the spotlight My one struggle in reading this book is that it often felt like Kay s life was strung from one man to the next her father to Jimmy to George and even to Faye I wanted to see of her outside of how she relates to these men however she blazes trails and shatters glass ceilings on Broadway in a patriarchal society while split between two powerful men both entrenched in her artistic achievement so I suppose the scenes that I craved would not necessarily fit in with this particular narrative While reading I couldn t help but turn on Rhapsody in Blue along with several other well known Gershwin pieces before turning over to Kay Swift s music which I am less familiar with I m not sure how James Mitchell Kaplan did it but the prose just hits in the same way as its namesakeI d recommend this to those who love Broadway jazz the 1920s and historical fiction

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Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Mitchell James Kaplan Mitchell James Kaplan í 0 review review Rhapsody ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook “Mitchell James Kaplan brings his impressive knowledge of history composition and the heart’s whims to bear on this shining rendition of Swift and Gershwin’s star crossed love” Therese Anne Fowler New York Times bestselling author of Z and A Good Neighborhood “A lilting jazzy ballad as catchy as a Gershwin tune Rhapsody will have you humming toe tapping and singing along with every turn of the page” Kate uinn New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network and What a beautifully written fictional story of the ten year affair between George Gershwin and fellow pianistcomposer Kay Swift which took place between 1925 and 1937 I loved it so much The background and setting of the jazz age along with a supporting cast of rich and famous wonderfully described characters made this novel one of my very favorites of 2020 While reading this book I had my Alexa play Gershwin as the perfect mood music to further deepen my appreciation of the bookMy thanks to Mitchell James Kaplan Gallery Books and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book and exchange for a fair and honest review

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Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Mitchell James Kaplan Mitchell James Kaplan í 0 review review Rhapsody ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook The HuntressOne evening in 1924 Katharine “Kay” Swift the restless but loyal society wife of wealthy banker James Warburg and a serious pianist who longs for recognition attends a concert The piece Rhapsody in Blue The composer a brilliant elusive young musical genius named George Gershwin Kay is transfixed helpless to resist the magnetic pull of George’s talent charm and swagger Their ten year love affair complicated by her conflicted loyalty to her husband and the twists an I seek out novels that are art centric because I am intrigued by both the creative process and the artistic temperament RHAPSODY showcased the frustration and the jubilation experienced by musical composers and performers Through the story of George Gershwin and Kay swiftThe novel paints a compelling picture of the artistic community in New York in the 1920 s and 1930 s and I was particularly impressed by the author s depiction of the vivacity and creativity in the Black community as well as the racial tension that emerged even among friends This aspect of the book was interesting to me because it demonstrated Gershwin s hunger for both inspiration and experiences to feed his music He came across as a man driven to do little than feed his Creativity and lust for success He was still presented as a charming and compelling character but totally absolutely absorbed in reaching the pinnacle of his professionBut RHAPSODY was really Kay s story and in Kaplan s rendition her need for artistic expression led to a failed marriage loss of her children s affection and respect and total absorption in her Lover s life and work I wanted to savor her achievements and celebrate her talent but I found myself dragged down not lifted up by her character It may be unfair to expect To be lifted up by a novel that aspired to truthfully present the lives of emotionally complicated characters as Kaplan made clear the creative process can be a struggle But I desperately wanted to love and celebrate the gifted woman featured in this book and somehow I was not able to achieve thatNetgalley provided me a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a candid review