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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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Arnold Schoenberg: “George Gershwin” (1938)

Arnold Schoenberg: “George Gershwin” (1938)

72 Arnold Schoenberg: “George Gershwin” (1938)
The George Gershwin Reader

Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents an excerpt from the book George Gershwin, edited by Merle Armitage focusing on Gershwin's relationship with fellow composer Arnold Schoenberg. The book highlights the little known friendship between Gershwin and Schoenberg. It describes how Gershwin helped to secure Schoenberg's passage from Europe when he fled the Nazis in 1933. Schoenberg also frequently visited the Gershwins in California.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Arnold Schoenberg, composers, Merle Armitage, friendship

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