Ira Gershwin

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

Ira Gershwin Biography (Wikipedia)

Ira Gershwin (6 December 1896 – 17 August 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 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 Tracks

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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
'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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Choir
Maida Vale Singers
Orchestra
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
Kurt Weill
My ship (Lady in the Dark)
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My ship (Lady in the Dark)
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
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
Last played on
Robert Kortgaard
Saga of Jenny (from the musical Lady in the Dark)
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Saga of Jenny (from the musical Lady in the Dark)
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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Harmonie Ensemble, New York, Steven Richman, George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
That certain feeling (Tip-Toes)
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That certain feeling (Tip-Toes)

That certain feeling (Tip-Toes)

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Harmonie Ensemble, New York, Steven Richman, George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Harmonie Ensemble, New York, Steven Richman, George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Sweet and low-down (Tip-Toes)
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Sweet and low-down (Tip-Toes)

Sweet and low-down (Tip-Toes)

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Harmonie Ensemble, New York, Steven Richman, George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
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George Gershwin
Someone to watch over me
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Someone to watch over me
Kurt Weill
My Ship (feat. Ira Gershwin)
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My Ship (feat. Ira Gershwin)
Kurt Weill
Tchaikowsky (feat. Ira Gershwin)
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Tchaikowsky (feat. Ira Gershwin)
Kurt Weill
One Life To Live (feat. Ira Gershwin)
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One Life To Live (feat. Ira Gershwin)
George Gershwin
It ain't necessarily so (Porgy and Bess) (feat. Ira Gershwin)
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It ain't necessarily so (Porgy and Bess) (feat. Ira Gershwin)
George Gershwin
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (feat. Ira Gershwin)
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Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (feat. Ira Gershwin)
George Gershwin
I got rhythm (feat. Ira Gershwin)
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I got rhythm (feat. Ira Gershwin)
Ira Gershwin
The Man That Got Away
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The Man That Got Away
Miles Davis
My Ship
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My Ship

My Ship

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Miles Davis
Dizzy Gillespie
Lady Be Good
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Lady Be Good
George Gershwin
The Babbit and the Bromide
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The Babbit and the Bromide
Fred Astaire
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
2016-08-13T17:36:34
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Aug
2016
Proms 2016: Prom 38

Proms 2016: Prom 38

19:00
Royal Albert Hall

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