Irving Berlin: An American Institution with Martin Schneit

June 27, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Larchmont Public Library
121 Larchmont Ave
Larchmont, NY 10538
Larchmont Public Library
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Jerome Kern concluded that Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He IS American music. During Irving Berlin’s career he published an estimated 1,500 songs. Martin Schneit will discuss how the immigrant from Russia became the classic ragtime to riches story. Irving Berlin’s first published song earned him 37 cents. Sit down and listen to the story of one of the greatest songwriters of popular songs, songs like Alexander’s Ragtime Band, God Bless America, White Christmas, Won’t You Play a Simple Melody, A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody, You’d Be Surprised, Puttin on The Ritz, and There is No Business Like Show Business.

Martin Schneit, born and bred New Yorker and historian. A licensed New York City Tour Guide. Marty has lectured at New York Public Library, National Council of Jewish Women, JCC, The 92nd Street Y. The Health Outreach Program of New York Presbyterian Hospital. The Jewish Braille Institute has recorded Marty’s lectures for their audio magazine and lecture series. He typifies pride and passion for the City of New York.

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