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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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Carl Van Vechten: Letter to George Gershwin (February 14, 1924)

Carl Van Vechten: Letter to George Gershwin (February 14, 1924)

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(p.52) 14 Carl Van Vechten: Letter to George Gershwin (February 14, 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/9780195327113.003.0014

This chapter presents the text of Carl Van Vechten's letter to George Gershwin dated February 14, 1924. This is letter is about Gershwin's successful concert performance in New York. Van Vechten believed that Gershwin's work was the foremost serious effort by any American composer at that time and that he has the potential to conquer the European music scene. He also mentioned Marguerite d'Alvarez's willingness to sing in Gershwin's next concert.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Carl Van Vechten, concerts, New York, American composer, Marguerite d'Alvarez

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