George Gershwin - a man who was one of the first artists to attempt to associate certain elements of jazz with symphonic music. He introduced these elements into philharmonic halls and opera houses. The composers life was not only stunning successes but also a string of failures. He is well known in concert halls and nightclubs. His controversial and extremely interesting character is the hero of a new audiobook published by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne. The audiobook is based on the text of Lucian Kydryńskis monograph, published some years ago by PWM, reprinted many times and extremely popular. The author presents Gershwin's creative work against a background of biographical details with extraordinary lightness and precision of language, richly interspersed with anecdotes of the heyday of American popular music in which he became famous, the people among whom he rotated, the city that he knew and loved, and finally the specific bohemiam artistic climate. All this forms the attractive and colourful background of the book about the creator of Rhapsody in Blue. Marcin Kydryński reads the books text and found it a real adventure: an encounter with his fathers literary works and his eternal passion: music. Interspersed with fragments of the book are true rarities of Gershwins musical works masterly performed by NOSPR. You can hear fragments of Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto, An American in Paris, Merry Andrew, and Three Quarter Blues and Promenade.