Ira Gershwin

Born 6 December 1896. Died 17 August 1983
Ira Gershwin
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Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin Biography (Wikipedia)

Ira Gershwin (born Israel Gershowitz, December 6, 1896 – August 17, 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th Century.

With George he wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring songs such as "I Got Rhythm", "Embraceable You", "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me". He was also responsible, along with DuBose Heyward, for the libretto to George's opera Porgy and Bess.

The success the Gershwin brothers had with their collaborative works has often overshadowed the creative role that Ira played. His mastery of songwriting continued, however, after the early death of George. He wrote additional hit songs with composers Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Harry Warren and Harold Arlen.

His critically acclaimed 1959 book Lyrics on Several Occasions, an amalgam of autobiography and annotated anthology, is an important source for studying the art of the lyricist in the golden age of American popular song.

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Ira Gershwin Performances & Interviews


Ira Gershwin Tracks

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Kurt Weill
My ship (Lady in the Dark)
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My ship (Lady in the Dark)

My ship (Lady in the Dark)

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George Gershwin
The Man I Love
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The Man I Love
George Gershwin
Love Is Here To Stay
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Love Is Here To Stay
George Gershwin
Embraceable You
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Embraceable You
George Gershwin
3 Songs - The Man I Love; I Got Rhythm; Someone To Watch Over Me
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3 Songs - The Man I Love; I Got Rhythm; Someone To Watch Over Me
George Gershwin
Sweet and low-down (Tip-Toes)
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Sweet and low-down (Tip-Toes)
George Gershwin
Act II, Scene 2 - 11 It Ain’t Necessarily So
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Act II, Scene 2 - 11 It Ain’t Necessarily So
George Gershwin
Oh, Lady be Good
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Oh, Lady be Good
George Gershwin
There's a boat dat's leavin' soon (Porgy and Bess)
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There's a boat dat's leavin' soon (Porgy and Bess)
George Gershwin
Summertime
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Summertime
Kurt Weill
Saga of Jenny (from the musical Lady in the Dark)
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Saga of Jenny (from the musical Lady in the Dark)
George Gershwin
I Got Rhythm
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I Got Rhythm
Vernon Duke
I Can't Get Started (Proms 2017)
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I Can't Get Started (Proms 2017)

I Can't Get Started (Proms 2017)

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Winston Rollins Big Band
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George Gershwin
That Can't Take That Away From Me
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That Can't Take That Away From Me
George Gershwin
I Got Rhythm (arr. Hiromi) (Proms 2017)
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I Got Rhythm (arr. Hiromi) (Proms 2017)
George Gershwin
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Proms 2017)
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They Can't Take That Away From Me (Proms 2017)
George Gershwin
'S Wonderful
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'S Wonderful
Michael Ball
I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
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I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
Burton Lane
Applause (Proms encore)
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Applause (Proms encore)

Applause (Proms encore)

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Maida Vale Singers
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John Wilson and his Orchestra
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Ella Fitzgerald
The Man I Love
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The Man I Love
Harry Connick, Jr.
Let's call the whole thing off
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Let's call the whole thing off
George Gershwin
Intro and Summertime
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Intro and Summertime
Ira Gershwin
A Foggy Day
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A Foggy Day
George Gershwin
Fascinatin' rhythm (Lady, Be Good!)
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Fascinatin' rhythm (Lady, Be Good!)

Fascinatin' rhythm (Lady, Be Good!)

Performer
Al Gallodoro
Ensemble
Harmonie Ensemble, New York
Conductor
Steven Richman
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Staffan Sjöholm
Selection from Porgy & Bess
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Selection from Porgy & Bess

Selection from Porgy & Bess

Singer
Annika Skoglund
Ensemble
New Stenhammar String Quartet
Music Arranger
Louis Armstrong
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
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Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
George Gershwin
Shall we dance?
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Shall we dance?
Harry the Piano, George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
A Foggy Day In London Town
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A Foggy Day In London Town

A Foggy Day In London Town

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Harry the Piano, George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: Prom 38
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2016-08-13T00:44:45
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2016
Proms 2016: Prom 38

Proms 2016: Prom 38

Royal Albert Hall

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