Related Links

Recommended Links

Give the Composers Timeline Poster

Site News

What's New for
November 2015?

Site Search

Follow us on
Facebook    Twitter


In association with
Amazon UKAmazon GermanyAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon Japan

ArkivMusic, The Source for Classical Music
CD Universe

Sheet Music Plus


Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

George Gershwin

An American in Paris (1928)

Gershwin's most cohesive extended orchestral work. The opening theme hints at Poulenc's Mouvements perpetuels, as it simultaneously keeps a strong American profile. The whole piece, in fact, is an imaginative marvel, with surprises around every corner. Gershwin, like Van Gogh, invented an idiom. He remains its greatest practitioner. The central slow-walk section is a glory of American music, perfectly capturing the nostalgia of a big-city Romantic.

Copyright © 1996 by Steven Schwartz. All Rights Reserved.