Biography: Irving Berlin - An American Song
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Biography: Irving Berlin - An American Song
Part of the Biography television series from A&E, this documentary reviews the career and personal life of musician Irving Berlin. With only an elementary knowledge of how to read music -- he never really learned how to read harmony and played only in the key of F sharp -- Berlin composed by picking out, by ear, notes that a pianist-arranger then wrote down. The documentary tells how Berlin wrote his first complete Broadway score for +Watch Your Step, which debuted in December 1914. Over the next four decades, Berlin wrote successful stage and film musicals that included many American… More