George Gershwin
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1898-09-26
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George Gershwin

George Gershwin Biography (Wikipedia)

George Gershwin (born Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz, September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), the songs Swanee (1919) and Fascinating Rhythm (1924), the jazz standard I Got Rhythm (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) which spawned the hit Summertime.

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 theater works with his brother Ira Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva. He moved to Paris intending to study with Nadia Boulanger, but she refused him; he subsequently composed An American in Paris. He then returned to New York City and wrote Porgy and Bess with Ira and DuBose Heyward. It was initially a commercial failure but came to be considered one of the most important American operas of the twentieth century and an American cultural classic.

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George Gershwin Performances & Interviews


George Gershwin Tracks

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Rhapsody no. 2 for piano and orchestra
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Rhapsody no. 2 for piano and orchestra

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Piano Concerto in F major
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Piano Concerto in F major
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Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
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Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
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The Man I Love
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The Man I Love
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They Can't Take That Away From Me
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They Can't Take That Away From Me
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Summertime
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Summertime
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Nobody but you (La La Lucille)
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Nobody but you (La La Lucille)
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Rhapsody in blue
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Rhapsody in blue
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Cuban Overture
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Cuban Overture
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Variations on I Got Rhythm for Piano and Orchestra
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Variations on I Got Rhythm for Piano and Orchestra

Variations on I Got Rhythm for Piano and Orchestra

Ensemble
London Festival Recording Ensemble
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Lullaby
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Lullaby
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Rhapsody In Blue (Opening)
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Rhapsody In Blue (Opening)
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Second Rhapsody
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Second Rhapsody
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Lullaby
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Lullaby
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Three Preludes
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Three Preludes
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'A Foggy Day/Love Walked In'
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'A Foggy Day/Love Walked In'

'A Foggy Day/Love Walked In'

Ensemble
Pelleas Ensemble
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Porgy Sings (Catfish Row Suite from Porgy and Bess)
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Porgy Sings (Catfish Row Suite from Porgy and Bess)
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Cuban Overture
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Cuban Overture
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Summertime
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Summertime
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Primrose (Overture)
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Primrose (Overture)
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Summertime
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Summertime

Summertime

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3 Preludes for piano (1926)
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3 Preludes for piano (1926)
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Summertime
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Summertime
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Cuban Overture
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Cuban Overture

Cuban Overture

Orchestra
Youth Orchestra of Bahia
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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
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Someone to Watch Over Me
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Someone to Watch Over Me
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Embraceable You
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Embraceable You
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Variations on 'I got rhythm' for piano and orchestra
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Variations on 'I got rhythm' for piano and orchestra
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Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (Three Preludes)
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Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (Three Preludes)

Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (Three Preludes)

Music Arranger
Wolfgang Schlei
Ensemble
Clarinet Quartet of the Belgian National Orchestra
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Love walked in, piano solo
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Love walked in, piano solo
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Concert Etude No 4 'Embraceable You'
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Concert Etude No 4 'Embraceable You'
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Summertime
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Summertime
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Piano Concerto in F major (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto in F major (3rd mvt)
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Lullaby for String Quartet
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Lullaby for String Quartet
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It Ain't Necessarily So
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It Ain't Necessarily So
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Walking the Dog
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Walking the Dog
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An American in Paris
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An American in Paris
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Summertime/Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child
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Summertime/Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child
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Strike up the band! (The George Gershwin Songbook for piano)
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Strike up the band! (The George Gershwin Songbook for piano)
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Catfish Row (Porgy and Bess Suite)
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Catfish Row (Porgy and Bess Suite)
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Fidgety Feet
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Fidgety Feet
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Cuban Overture
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Cuban Overture
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Proms 2016: Prom 38
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2016-08-13T05:09:02
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2016
Proms 2016: Prom 38

Proms 2016: Prom 38

Royal Albert Hall

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