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Porgy and Besslocked

  • Richard Crawford

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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 ...

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