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By Walter Rimler

ISBN-10: 0252034449

ISBN-13: 9780252034442

ISBN-10: 0252081293

ISBN-13: 9780252081293

George Gershwin lived his lifestyles with satisfaction and energy, yet with depression besides, for he used to be not able to make a spot for himself--no relations of his personal and no actual domestic in music._x000B__x000B_He and his siblings got little love from their mom and no path from their father. the nearest George got here to domesticity was once his longtime affair with fellow composer Kay quick. yet she remained married to a different guy whereas he went ceaselessly from lady to girl. merely within the ultimate hours of his lifestyles did he become aware of how a lot he wanted her. Fatally ailing, unprotected by way of (and possibly estranged from) his older brother Ira, he used to be exiled by means of Ira's hard-edged spouse Leonore from the home that she and the brothers shared, and he died horribly and on my own on the age of thirty-eight._x000B__x000B_Nor did Gershwin discover a pleasing musical harbor. For years his genius can be expressed simply within the ephemeral international of express enterprise, as his brilliance as a composer of large-scale works went unrecognized by way of intellectual song critics. while he resolved this difficulty along with his opera Porgy and Bess, critics have been not able to appreciate or validate it. many years might go earlier than his such a lot formidable composition was once universally considered as considered one of music's lasting treasures and ahead of his stature as an exceptional composer turned secure._x000B__x000B_In this e-book, Walter Rimler uses clean assets, together with newly came across letters by means of Kay speedy in addition to correspondence among and interviews with intimates of Ira and Leonore Gershwin. it really is written with lively prose and includes greater than dozen photographs.

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