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George Gershwin wrote great songs and shows for the theatre, but he always fancied himself as a serious composer. And he was - in fact, one of the 20th century’s greatest.
Gershwin enjoyed playing tennis with Schoenberg once a week. Gershwin’s playing was described as ‘nervous’ and ‘nonchalant’, ‘relentless’ and ‘chivalrous’ – while Schoenberg was ‘overly eager’ and ‘choppy.’ Schoenberg is pictured here with his family.
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