All colors, all souls

George Gershwin

George Gershwin crossed the borderlines between popular music and the concert hall, but the center of his life was music theatre, Broadway and Hollywood, money and fame, and his music is deeply and intimately associated with musical comedy in the 1920s and 30s. The unique blend of comedy, romance, dance, parody, irony, drama and melodrama became the  essence of his output. Habitually attributed to the "classical" segment of music as obviously as I, a lifelong love of George Gershwin's music may seem like a secret vice. For me, however, he remains a symbol of cultural inclusiveness reminding me that narrow boundaries of (music) experience always narrows the world in which we live.

Gyldendal 2013, 199 pages