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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 Mabel Schirmer (1928)

George Gershwin: Letter to Mabel Schirmer (1928)

32 George Gershwin: Letter to Mabel Schirmer (1928)
The George Gershwin Reader

Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the text of George Gershwin's letter to one of his best friends, Mabel Schirmer, dated February 28, 1928. In this letter, he details his upcoming trip to Europe which resulted in his completion of the orchestral music An American in Paris. He also refers to his desire to find a composition teacher in Europe during his visit.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Mabel Schirmer, letters, An American in Paris, orchestral music, music composition

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