George Gershwin
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1898-09-26
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George Gershwin

George Gershwin Biography (Wikipedia)

George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928) as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and composition with Rubin Goldmark, Henry Cowell and Joseph Brody. He began his career as a song plugger, but soon started composing Broadway theatre works with his brother Ira Gershwin, and Buddy DeSylva. He moved to Paris intending to study with Nadia Boulanger, who refused him, where he began to compose An American in Paris. After returning to New York City, he wrote Porgy and Bess with Ira and the author DuBose Heyward. Initially a commercial failure, Porgy and Bess is now considered one of the most important American operas of the twentieth century.

Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed numerous film scores until his death in 1937 from a malignant brain tumor – glioblastoma multiforme.

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Rhapsody in Blue (arranged for harmonica and piano)
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Rhapsody in Blue (arranged for harmonica and piano)
George Gershwin
3 Preludes, arr. for ensemble [orig. piano]: no.1; Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
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3 Preludes, arr. for ensemble [orig. piano]: no.1; Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
George Gershwin
Rhapsody no. 2 for piano and orchestra
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Rhapsody no. 2 for piano and orchestra
George Gershwin
An American in Paris
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An American in Paris
George Gershwin
Concerto in F (3rd mvt)
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Concerto in F (3rd mvt)
George Gershwin
Second Prelude
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Second Prelude
George Gershwin
Lullaby for string quartet
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Lullaby for string quartet
George Gershwin
Piano Concerto in F (Jazz band version), 3rd mvt; Allegro
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Piano Concerto in F (Jazz band version), 3rd mvt; Allegro
George Gershwin
Andante (Theme) from Rhapsody in Blue
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Andante (Theme) from Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
Gershwin Medley INFO INCOMPLETE
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Gershwin Medley INFO INCOMPLETE
George Gershwin
Embraceable You
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Embraceable You
George Gershwin
3 Preludes (1926) No.1 in B flat; No.2 in C sharp minor; no.3 in E flat
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3 Preludes (1926) No.1 in B flat; No.2 in C sharp minor; no.3 in E flat
George Gershwin
Promenade 'Walking the Dog' reconstr Borne
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Promenade 'Walking the Dog' reconstr Borne
George Gershwin
Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
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Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
George Gershwin
Three Preludes
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Three Preludes
George Gershwin
Summertime / A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
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Summertime / A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
George Gershwin
Piano Concerto in F (Jazz band version by Grofé) - 2nd movt
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Piano Concerto in F (Jazz band version by Grofé) - 2nd movt
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue (jazz band version)
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Rhapsody in Blue (jazz band version)
George Gershwin
'S Wonderful
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'S Wonderful
George Gershwin
Strike Up The Band
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Strike Up The Band
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
Bess You is My Woman
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Bess You is My Woman
George Gershwin
Love walked in arr Grainger
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Love walked in arr Grainger
George Gershwin
They can't take that away from me
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They can't take that away from me
George Gershwin
They Can't Take That Away From Me
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They Can't Take That Away From Me
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: Prom 38
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-08-13T01:56:45
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2016
Proms 2016: Prom 38

Proms 2016: Prom 38

19:00
Royal Albert Hall

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