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Author: Charles Schwartz
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1979, ©1973.
Series: Da Capo paperback.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The name George Gershwin is a magical one. It conjures up the Twenties, Broadway glitter, beauty and extravagance. Begin humming a Gershwin tune anywhere from Boston to Bangkok and someone will finish it for you: Rhapsody in Blue, Summertime, Lady Be Good, An American in Paris, to name a few. Called “Mr. Music” by his contemporaries, Gershwin (1898–1937) was a musical genius whose life epitomizes the American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: George Gershwin; George Gershwin; George Gershwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Schwartz
ISBN: 0306800969 9780306800962
OCLC Number: 4514993
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis.
Description: 427 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Family background --
Boyhood years --
The young professional --
Onward and upward --
Jazz and the concert hall --
Success personified --
The perennial troubadour --
Collector and painter --
European holiday --
The American "Frenchman" --
On the podium --
"Ladies' man" --
Hollywood muse --
Latin from Manhattan --
In analysis --
Porgy and Bess --
The final curtain.
Series Title: Da Capo paperback.
Responsibility: by Charles Schwartz.
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"The name George Gershwin is a magical one. It conjures up the Twenties, Broadway glitter, beauty and extravagance. Begin humming a Gershwin tune anywhere from Boston to Bangkok and someone will  Read more...

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