I’m very pleased to share that Oxford University Press has selected my post on United Airlines and Rhapsody in Blue for their “Best of Blog” eBook. The publication celebrates their 34 favorite (out of 8000+) posts over the past 10 years of the blog’s existence.
Anna-Lise Santella, Senior Editor for Music Reference at OUP wrote the very generous introduction to my essay:
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.
See all the other selections, as well as find out how to acquire the free eBook at: http://blog.oup.com/2015/07/best-oupblog-articles-ten-years