Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
George GershwinHis Life and Work$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520248649

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520248649.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 03 August 2021

Short Story, Tell Me More, and the Concerto in F (1925)

Short Story, Tell Me More, and the Concerto in F (1925)

Chapter:
(p.337) Chapter Eighteen Short Story, Tell Me More, and the Concerto in F (1925)
Source:
George Gershwin
Author(s):

Howard Pollack

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0018

In collaboration with Samuel Dushkin, who at the least helped arrange the violin part, Gershwin composed, in early 1925, a brief piece for violin and piano, Short Story, and, during the winter of 1925, collaborated with Buddy DeSylva and Ira on a musical comedy, Tell Me More, for Alex Aarons's father, Alfred. As with his other musical comedies of the period, Tell Me More celebrates the triumph of young love over all else, here including the relative novelty of a Jewish–gentile romance. Even more than the Rhapsody, the Concerto in F evokes nineteenth-century concerto traditions, not only in such formal gestures as its cyclic finale, but, more generally, in its grandiloquence.

Keywords:   Samuel Dushkin, George Gershwin, violin, Buddy DeSylva, Alfred Aarons, musical comedy

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.