Music: Gershwin Memorials

With the possible exception of Victor Herbert, only one U. S. composer was ever so inventive of melody and rhythm that a full evening of his work could attract vast crowds to a concert. Four times during the life of the late George Gershwin, the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, in its summer series, sold out Manhattan's Lewisohn Stadium with all-Gershwin evenings. Last week, on the day after the first anniversary of Gershwin's death, the Philharmonic joined forces with Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, played the fifth Gershwin Memorial concert to be heard during the past year.* If the...

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