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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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Kay Swift: “Did you ever feel that a composer resembled his music?” (ca. 1970)

Kay Swift: “Did you ever feel that a composer resembled his music?” (ca. 1970)

3 Kay Swift: “Did you ever feel that a composer resembled his music?” (ca. 1970)
The George Gershwin Reader

Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents composer Kay Swift's opinion about George Gershwin. It explains that in addition to their romantic relationship, Swift and Gershwin enjoyed camaraderie as creative artists. Swift believed that Gershwin resembled his music and he always looked taller that his actual height because he was slim, long-legged, and fast-moving. She described her experience in scoring for Gershwin's Preludes for Piano and Porgy and Bess and in studying composition with Joseph Schillinger.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Kay Swift, composers, Preludes for Piano, Porgy and Bess, Joseph Schillinger

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