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The George Gershwin Reader$
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Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.001.0001

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George Gershwin: Letter to Ira Gershwin (February 18, 1923)

George Gershwin: Letter to Ira Gershwin (February 18, 1923)

10 George Gershwin: Letter to Ira Gershwin (February 18, 1923)
The George Gershwin Reader

Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the text of George Gershwin's letter to his brother Ira dated February 18, 1923. This letter was written the day after Gershwin's arrival in London, England, to begin work on The Rainbow. Gershwin was excited about his new-found fame and anxious about his prospects during this first trip abroad. In this letter, Gershwin also told Ira about the time allotted to him in writing the George White's Scandals and another composition titled Look for the Silver Linings.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, The Rainbow, George White's Scandals, composition, letters, correspondence

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