Gershwin, George (1898-1937)
Porgy and Bess. [Piano/vocal Score].Gershwin Publishing Corporation: New York, 1935. first edition, second issue. Quarto. 559 pp. Frontispiece black-and-white portrait photograph of George Gershwin. Original gray paper wraps. In excellent condition. Front wrapper with a few marks and corner wear.
Oddly, first editions of Porgy and Bess are scarce and this is a very nice copy. Although not the very first issue, it was still published in 1935, the year of the first performance.MUS-09609$750
Porgy and Bess premiered in Boston on September 30, 1935, later opening in New York on October 10 of that same year. The show includes a number of Gershwin's best-known and loved tunes, including "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin", "Summertime", "It Ain't Necessarily So", and "A Woman Is a Sometime Thing".