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George GershwinHis Life and Work$
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Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520248649

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520248649.001.0001

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Later Studies

Later Studies

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(p.118) Chapter Seven Later Studies
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George Gershwin
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Howard Pollack

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0007

Even after the great success of the Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin continued his musical studies. To this end, he sought an outstanding composer-teacher, although this pursuit largely came to naught. As in the case of his other would-be composer-teachers, Gershwin apparently received an education of sorts from Igor Stravinsky's music itself. His continuing search for guidance led to another well-known encounter with a Russian composer, namely, Alexander Glazounov. Later, Gershwin showed extraordinary courage in making his 1929 conducting debut leading a world-class orchestra unsympathetic to his music in a performance of the challenging An American in Paris before an audience of many thousands. His conducting debut earned unanimously good press. During these later years, Gershwin continued his studies in music theory with Henry Cowell, Wallingford Riegger, and Joseph Schillinger.

Keywords:   musical studies, George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, Stravinsky, American in Paris, Wallingford Riegger, Henry Cowell, Joseph Schillinger

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