Oxford University Press and the Readers on American Music Series have announced the publication of The Irving Berlin Reader, edited by performer and music historian Benjamin Sears.

The book explores Berlin's life as a composer in Tin Pan Alley, on Broadway, and in Hollywood, featuring notes Berlin wrote on songwriting, as well as letters written to his friends, associates, and the performers of his songs.

Sears, with pianist Bradford Conner, is a performer of the Great American songbook, currently working on a seven-CD anthology of Berlin's entire songwriting career.

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