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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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Wayne Shirley: “George Gershwin: yes, the sounds as well as the tunes are his” (1998)

Wayne Shirley: “George Gershwin: yes, the sounds as well as the tunes are his” (1998)

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83 Wayne Shirley: “George Gershwin: yes, the sounds as well as the tunes are his” (1998)
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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/9780195327113.003.0083

This chapter presents the text of Wayne Shirley's comments on the composition of George Gershwin, which was published in the fall 1998 issue of Schwann Opus. In this article, Library of Congress researcher and librarian discusses Gershwin's ability to orchestrate his own music. He also explores the issue concerning doubts if Gershwin scored his own music.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Wayne Shirley, composition, music scoring, composer

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