“A Music Master Talks of His Trials” (1932)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780195327113
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199851249 | DOI:

Series: Readers on American Musicians

“A Music Master Talks of His Trials” (1932)

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This chapter presents the text of an article about George Gershwin's musical career and various escapades, which was published in the January 3, 1932, issue of New York American. The article focuses on Gershwin's recollection of his early career and his income. It includes mention of his work as a song plugger where he was paid fifteen dollars a week and his job as a piano player at Fox's City Theater where he earned twenty-five dollars for seven weeks.

Keywords: George Gershwin; career; song plugger; pianist; income

Chapter.  749 words. 

Subjects: Popular Music

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