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The Annotated Rhapsody in Blue
by George Gershwin
Book Description: THE ANNOTATED RHAPSODY IN BLUE has been restored to Gershwin's original Manuscript by the talented Alicia Zizzo. This special edition includes the addendum to the two piano, four hands edition and the fully restored piano manuscript. 
(Mass Market Paperback)
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George Gershwin -- His Life & Music
by Ean Wood 
(Paperback)

The Complete Gershwin Keyboard Works
by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin 
(Paperback)
 

George Gershwin (20th-Century Composers)
by Rodney Greenberg
As part of its 20th Century Composers series, Phaidon commissioned noted producer and director of television music programs Rodney Greenberg to write a biography of one of the century's most popular composers--George Gershwin, a man who in a regrettably short life (he died in 1937 at the age of 38) sought to straddle the worlds of popular and symphonic music. "Music," Gershwin once said, "must reflect the thoughts and aspirations of the people and the time. My people are American. My time is today." Gershwin's life, from his days as a "songplugger" in New York's Tin Pan Alley to fame and fortune with Broadway shows and symphonic composition, followed the evolution of American popular music. But he was as much an influence on his time as he was influenced by it. Charismatic, brilliant, and vastly egotistical, his struggle to be recognized as a serious composer was always at odds with the fame and money such songs as "Fascinating Rhythm" and "Lady Be Good" brought him. While Greenberg's biography is serviceable as an introduction to the composer's life, his analysis of the music is what raises this elegantly short book to the realm of the exceptional. Gershwin's body of work is surprisingly small, considering its lasting influence, and this gives the author the opportunity to discuss at length not only such landmark works as Rhapsody in Blue and Porgy and Bess, but also minor pieces like "Lullaby" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Indeed, Greenberg argues that Gershwin's gifts, like those of Cole Porter but also Chopin and Grieg, were best expressed through his shorter compositions, and while he never stopped working to achieve a significant work of length, it was his instinct for 32-bar and shorter pieces that ensured his place in musical history. --John Longenbaugh Amazon.com
Paperback: 240 pages
Phaidon Press Inc.; ISBN: 0714835048;
 
The Gershwin Collection
by George Gershwin
Paperback: 192 pages
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation; ISBN: 0793513375; (September 1992)
 
Gershwin Remembered
by Edward Jablonski 
(Hardcover - September 1992)

Fascinating Rhythm : The Collaboration of George and Ira Gershwin
by Deena Rosenberg
Paperback: 544 pages
University of Michigan Press; ISBN: 0472084690; Reprint edition (December )

Rhapsody in Blue (Original)
by George Gershwin
(Mass Market Paperback)

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
by David Schiff
Book Description: The Rhapsody in Blue (1924) established Gershwin's reputation as a serious composer and has since become one of the most popular of all American concert works. In this richly informative guide David Schiff considers the piece as musical work, historical event and cultural document. He traces the history of the Rhapsody's composition, performance and reception, placing it within the context of American popular song and jazz and the development of modernism. He also provides a full account of the different published and recorded versions of the work and explores the many stylistic sources of Gershwin's music. 
Paperback: 132 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.32 x 8.50 x 5.47 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (September 25, ) 
ISBN: 0521559537

The Great Songs of Gershwin
by George Gershwin 
(Paperback - June 1985)
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George Gershwin: American Composer (Masters of Music (Greensboro, N.C.).)
by Catherine Reef 
(Library Binding)

Gershwin: His Life and Music
by Charles Schwartz 
(Paperback - April 1988)

The Genius of George and Ira Gershwin
by George Gerswhin 
(Paperback)
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The Memory of All That: The Life of George Gershwin
by Joan Peyser 
(Paperback)

The Music of George Gershwin : Clarinet
(Paperback)

The Music of George Gershwin : Trumpet
(Paperback)
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Summertime : From Porgy and Bess
by George Gershwin, et al
(School & Library Binding)

The Music of George Gershwin : Alto Sax
(Paperback)
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Vocal Selections from My One and Only : Twiggy and Tommy Tune
by George Gershwin 
(Paperback)
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The Gershwins
by Robert. Kimball 
(Hardcover - June 1973)
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