Cuban Overture (Gershwin, George)

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Ottaviano (2011/12/24)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. New York: New World Music, 1933.
Reprinted Possibly Belwyn Mills, n.d.??
Misc. Notes 5/19/2015: pages 14 and 15 added but images are lower quality.
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Luukas (2012/10/5)

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General Information

Work Title Cuban Overture
Alternative. Title Rumba
Composer Gershwin, George
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGG 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1932
First Performance. 1932-08-16
First Publication. 1933 - New York: New World Music
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra: 3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B),
bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion, strings

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According to Grove Music, this was originally entitled "Rumba".

Given as @1933 on the renewed/reprint score above but no evidence that a full score was published in 1933 (a reduction was). FLP lists a 1987"[@1933]" full score which could be the above.