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The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue

Written by:

Suzanne Slade

Illustrated By:

Stacy Innerst

Published:

September 13, 2016

Publisher:

Calkins Creek

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Summary

George Gershwin heard music all the time—at home, at school, even on New York City’s busy streets. Classical, ragtime, blues, and jazz—George’s head was filled with a whole lot of razzmatazz! With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin combined various kinds of music to create his masterpiece,Rhapsody in Blue, a surprising and whirlwind composition of notes, sounds, and one long wail of a clarinet. Includes author’s note, timeline, and bibliography.

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