Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Porgy and Besslocked

  • Richard Crawford

Extract

Folk opera in three acts by george Gershwin to a libretto by DuBose Heyward after his novel Porgy (1925), with lyrics by Heyward and ira Gershwin; New York, Alvin Theatre, 10 October 1935.

At first glance, it might seem anomalous that a productive sought-after songwriter would devote the better part of two years to a single large work that was his own idea in the first place. But ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.