Mudcat Café message #1275804 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71236   Message #1275804
Posted By: GUEST,R.Lewis
19-Sep-04 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Chewing Gum / Choo'n Gum / Bubble Gum
Subject: RE: Penny to buy chewing gum/Gershwin?
I don't think that various brief motifs used by Gershwin to give "flavor" to the piece take away from his claim of originality for his (main) themes. He also used some Cuban folksong material in his Cuban Overture and Berstein's song Maria can be traced to a Zarzuela song.