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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 (193s)

George Gershwin: Letter to Ira Gershwin (193s)

51 George Gershwin: Letter to Ira Gershwin (193s)
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 Gershwin written in 1937. In this letter, Gershwin informs his brother about his condition in South Carolina and the progress of his composing for a new opera. He also mentions DuBose Heyward's positive comments on Ira's lyrics and the proposal to give Ira a share from the royalties for the opera.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, royalties, South Carolina, composition, opera, DuBose Heyward

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