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George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Howard Pollack


This biography of George Gershwin (1898–1937) unravels the myths surrounding one of America's most celebrated composers and establishes the enduring value of his music. Gershwin created some of the most beloved music of the twentieth century and, along with Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, helped make the golden age of Broadway golden. The author draws from sketches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, books, articles, recordings, films, and other materials—including a large cache of Gershwin scores discovered in a Warner Brothers warehouse in 1982—to create a chronicle of Gershwin's ... More

Keywords: Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Broadway, Ira Gershwin, critical reception

Bibliographic Information

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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Howard Pollack, author

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Part One Life

Part Two Work