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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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“Whiteman Judges Named: Committee Will Decide ‘What Is American Music’” (1924)

“Whiteman Judges Named: Committee Will Decide ‘What Is American Music’” (1924)

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11 “Whiteman Judges Named: Committee Will Decide ‘What Is American Music’” (1924)
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The George Gershwin Reader
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Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0011

This chapter discusses the first mention of George Gershwin's most well-known concert work titled Rhapsody in Blue. It states that the report in the January 1924 issue of the New York Tribune titled “Whiteman Judges Names: Committee Will Decide What Is American Music” reminded Gershwin about his commitment to the Paul Whiteman concert scheduled for February 12, 1924.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, Paul Whiteman, American music, concerts

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