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 contemporary 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 subsequently composed 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 later went on to be considered one of the most important American operas of the Twentieth century, and an American cultural classic.

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Summertime
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Summertime
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
Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
Piano medley - Swanee; I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise etc..
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Piano medley - Swanee; I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise etc..
George Gershwin
Love walked in arr Grainger
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Love walked in arr Grainger
George Gershwin
Girl Crazy Suite: I Got Rhythm
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Girl Crazy Suite: I Got Rhythm
George Gershwin
Piano Concerto in F major
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Piano Concerto in F major
Earl Wild
I got rhythm (Virtuoso Studies after Gershwin)
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I got rhythm (Virtuoso Studies after Gershwin)
George Gershwin
Summertime
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Summertime

Summertime

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James Morrison Quartet
George Gershwin
They can't take that away from me
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They can't take that away from me
George Gershwin
Foggy Day
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Foggy Day

Foggy Day

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James Morrison Quartet
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
The Man that I love
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The Man that I love
George Gershwin
Oh, Lady Be Good
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Oh, Lady Be Good
George Gershwin
The man I love
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The man I love
George Gershwin
Porgy & Bess
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Porgy & Bess
George Gershwin
They Can't Take that Away from Me
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They Can't Take that Away from Me
George Gershwin
Prelude No 1
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Prelude No 1
George Gershwin
Three Preludes arr. for two pianos
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Three Preludes arr. for two pianos
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
I Got Rhythm
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I Got Rhythm
George Gershwin
I Got Rhythm
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I Got Rhythm
George Gershwin
Strike up the Band (Overture)
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Strike up the Band (Overture)
George Gershwin
The Man I Love
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The Man I Love
George Gershwin
Fascinating Rhythm
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Fascinating Rhythm
George Gershwin
Promenade (Walking the Dog)
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Promenade (Walking the Dog)
George Gershwin
Piano Concerto in F - 2nd mvt
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Piano Concerto in F - 2nd mvt

Piano Concerto in F - 2nd mvt

Performer
Kirill Gerstein
Kirill Gerstein, St. Louis Symphony, David Robertson
Conductor
David Robertson
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George Gershwin
Fascinating Rhythm
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Fascinating Rhythm
George Gershwin
Excerpt from 'Porgy and Bess'
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Excerpt from 'Porgy and Bess'
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
Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
Three Preludes No 2
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Three Preludes No 2

Three Preludes No 2

Performer
Tamás Pálfalvi (trumpet)
János Palojtay (piano)
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George Gershwin
Porgy and Bess - Symphonic Picture
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Porgy and Bess - Symphonic Picture
George Gershwin
An American in Paris
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An American in Paris
George Gershwin
Preludes 1&3
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Preludes 1&3
George Gershwin
Porgy Sings (Catfish Row Suite from Porgy and Bess)
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Porgy Sings (Catfish Row Suite from Porgy and Bess)
George Gershwin
Our Love Is Here To Stay
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Our Love Is Here To Stay
George Gershwin
Girl Crazy (Overture)
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Girl Crazy (Overture)
George Gershwin
Variations on 'I got rhythm'
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Variations on 'I got rhythm'

Variations on 'I got rhythm'

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Orchestra
Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
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George Gershwin
Porgy and Bess: Summertime
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Porgy and Bess: Summertime

Porgy and Bess: Summertime

Performer
Francis Bushell
Mark Kinkaid
George Gershwin
Lullaby for string quartet
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Lullaby for string quartet

Lullaby for string quartet

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New Stenhammar String Quartet
George Gershwin
An American in Paris (final section)
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An American in Paris (final section)
George Gershwin
Somebody loves me (The George Gershwin Songbook)
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Somebody loves me (The George Gershwin Songbook)
George Gershwin
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (transcribed for solo piano)
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Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (transcribed for solo piano)
George Gershwin
Concerto in F - i) Allegro
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Concerto in F - i) Allegro
George Gershwin
Someone to Watch Over Me
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Someone to Watch Over Me
George Gershwin
Cuban Overture
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Cuban Overture
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
Short Story
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Short Story
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: Prom 38
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-08-13T02:26:13
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2016
Proms 2016: Prom 38

Proms 2016: Prom 38

Royal Albert Hall

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