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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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James Ross Moore: “The Gershwins in Britain’” (1994)

James Ross Moore: “The Gershwins in Britain’” (1994)

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15 James Ross Moore: “The Gershwins in Britain’” (1994)
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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/9780195327113.003.0015

This chapter presents the text of James Ross Moore's report about George Gershwin's second voyage to England in July 1924. It states that Gershwin started working on his new musical Primrose, set to go into rehearsal only two weeks after his arrival. He had seven songs with his brother Ira's lyrics and he completed his collaboration with Desmond Carter. The musical was so successful that Gershwin and his family took home a truckload of gifts when they left shortly after the musical's September premiere.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Primrose, musicals, England, Ira Gershwin, Desmond Carter

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