In a sense, therefore, his life has come full circle. The Life and Times of George Gershwin (Masters of Music).
In a sense, therefore, his life has come full circle. He's also ventured into a number of classrooms and served as a presenter at writers' conferences, conveying the enthusiasm for writing and for a good story that still animates him. Jim derives a special satisfaction from looking at his listings in the card catalogue in his local library.
In addition to a lengthy stint as publisher of Northwest Runner magazine, Mr. Whiting has contributed articles to the Seattle Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Newsday, and Saturday Evening Post. A great lover of classical music, he has written many books for young adults, including The Life and Times of Irving Berlin and The Life and Times of Frédéric Chopin (Mitchell Lane).
48 pages : 25 cm. Discusses the life and career of the twentieth century composer best known internationally for his Rhapsody in blue. Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index. National pride - From the streets to the piano - Tin Pan Alley - Rhapsody in blue - Hard times - Go west, young man.
George Gershwin couldn't seem to stay out of trouble when he was a boy. He was a tough kid who got in a lot of fights . When his family bought a piano, his life was transformed
George Gershwin couldn't seem to stay out of trouble when he was a boy. He was a tough kid who got in a lot of fights and frequently skipped school. When his family bought a piano, his life was transformed. He quickly mastered the piano, then dropped out of school when he was fifteen to become a musician. Within a year, he had sold his first song. When he was 20, he wrote George Gershwin couldn't seem to stay out of trouble when he was a boy.
He describes the music scene in the early 20th century and puts Gershwin’s life within this historical context. For example, it’s fascinating to learn that Tin Pan Alley got its name when a man named Monroe Rosenfeld compared the sound coming from many pianos being played with the windows open to the clanging and banging of dozens of pots and pans. Less interesting are full-page spreads called FYInfo.
Published October 2004 by Mitchell Lane Publishers.
The Life and Times of George Gershwin (Masters of Music). Published October 2004 by Mitchell Lane Publishers.
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George’s name of record was Jacob Gershwin. Back home he wrote the music for Lady be Good with Fred and Adele Astaire. George’s brother Arthur was born two years later and his sister, Frankie, followed in 1908. This house in Brooklyn, New York was the family home where George was born. The Symphony Society of New York commissioned The Concerto in F in 1925. Heyward liked George’s idea of turning his book into an opera, but he was already committed to working on a dramatic adaptation of Porgy for the Theater Guild. Although Heyward expressed regret that the collaboration was out of the question, George was unconcerned. He is the author of numerous books for young adults, including Charles Schulz and The Life and Times of Johann Sebastian Bach (Mitchell Lane).
George Gershwin The American Melting Pot The father of George Gershwin, Morris Gershovitz arrived in New York City in 1890 from Russia. 2 George spent a lot of time exploring his surroundings, and the sounds of his childhood were replicated in his music: car horns, the overhead railway, riveting machines, a hurdy gurdy, a Yiddish street singer, market vendors, marching bands, ragtime pianists, jazz bands, phonograph records, the music of American blacks were all fodder for his fertile imagination. Musical Beginnings Piano entered the Gershwin household when Rose bought a piano in 1910, so that Ira could take lessons.