New York: New World Music Corporation; Harms Incorporated [PN N.W. 123-7], [c1933]. Folio. Original publisher's decorative wrappers by Harris printed in black on a blue ground. 1f. (title), pp. 3-9 music. With titles of 4 songs to upper wrapper (Union Square, On And On And On, Let 'Em Eat Cake and Mine) and incipits to "Four Interesing Songs from Strike Up the Band" to verso of lower wrapper.
An American composer, pianist, and conductor, Gershwin "began his career as a song plugger in New York’s Tin Pan Alley; by the time he was 20 he had established himself as a composer of Broadway shows, and by the age of 30 he was America’s most famous and widely accepted composer of concert music." Richard Crawford et al in Grove Music Online.
Let 'Em Eat Cake, the sequel to Gershwin's 1931 musical Of Thee I Sing, was first performed on October 21, 1933.
"The score of Let 'Em Eat Cake is one of the Gershwins' finest, a still unrecognized landmark of the American musical theatre. If the word 'operetta' implies little opera, then Let 'em Eat Cake is a remarkable collection of eight little operas. It marks George Gershwin on the threshold of opera with an authentic American accent: his." Jablonski: Gershwin, p. 245. Item #25237
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