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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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Olin Dowries: “Hail and Farewell: Career and Position of George Gershwin in Amencan Music” (1937)

Olin Dowries: “Hail and Farewell: Career and Position of George Gershwin in Amencan Music” (1937)

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73 Olin Dowries: “Hail and Farewell: Career and Position of George Gershwin in Amencan Music” (1937)
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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/9780195327113.003.0073

This chapter presents the text of Olin Downes' article titled Hail and Farewell: Career and Position of George Gershwin in American Music, which was published in the July 18, 1937, of the New York Times. Downes notes that no other American composer had such a funeral service as that which was held for Gershwin. He also observes the attendance to the funeral of noted artists including authors, composers, and playwrights.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Olin Downes, funeral, composer, artists

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