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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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Jerome Kern: “Tribute” (1938)

Jerome Kern: “Tribute” (1938)

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75 Jerome Kern: “Tribute” (1938)
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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/9780195327113.003.0075

This chapter presents an excerpt from the 1938 book George Gershwin, edited by Merle Armitage focusing on composer Jerome Kern's tribute to Gershwin. Kern was one of the greatest influences on Gershwin for he served like a father figure for the younger composer. He believed that there was anything puny or insignificant about the life, work, or opinions of Gershwin.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, composer, tribute, memorial service

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