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 Tracks

George Gershwin
Carmen Jones (1954) - Dat's Love (Habanera)
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Carmen Jones (1954) - Dat's Love (Habanera)

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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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Oh! I Can't Sit Down
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Oh! I Can't Sit Down
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Strike up the Band (Overture)
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Strike up the Band (Overture)
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The Man I Love
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The Man I Love
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3 Preludes
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3 Preludes
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Girl Crazy (Overture)
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Girl Crazy (Overture)
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I Got Rhythm
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I Got Rhythm
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Primrose (Overture)
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Primrose (Overture)
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They can't take that away from me
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They can't take that away from me
Xiayin Wang
The man I love
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The man I love
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I got rhythm
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I got rhythm
George Gershwin
Piano Concerto
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Piano Concerto
George Gershwin
An American in Paris
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An American in Paris
George Gershwin
Prelude No 2 (3 Preludes)
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Prelude No 2 (3 Preludes)
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Walking the Dog (Shall we Dance)
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Walking the Dog (Shall we Dance)
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Concerto in F (3rd mvt, Allegro agitato)
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Concerto in F (3rd mvt, Allegro agitato)
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By Strauss
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By Strauss
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An American in Paris
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An American in Paris
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It ain't necessarily so (Porgy and Bess Suite arr Heifetz)
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It ain't necessarily so (Porgy and Bess Suite arr Heifetz)
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'S Wonderful
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'S Wonderful
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Fascinating Rhythm
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Fascinating Rhythm
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Carmen Jones (1954) - Dat's Love (Habanera)
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Carmen Jones (1954) - Dat's Love (Habanera)
Earl Wild
I got rhythm (Virtuoso Etudes after Gershwin)
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I got rhythm (Virtuoso Etudes after Gershwin)
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
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I Got Rhythm (Girl Crazy Suite)
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I Got Rhythm (Girl Crazy Suite)
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Fascinatin' Rhythm
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Fascinatin' Rhythm
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An American in Paris for orchestra
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An American in Paris for orchestra

An American in Paris for orchestra

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Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
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Love Is Here To Stay
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Love Is Here To Stay
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The Man I Love
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The Man I Love

The Man I Love

Performer
Ji Liu
Music Arranger
George Gershwin
3 Preludes for piano (1926)
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3 Preludes for piano (1926)
George Gershwin
The man I love
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The man I love
George Gershwin
Piano Concerto in F major
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Piano Concerto in F major
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Oh Lady, Be Good
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Oh Lady, Be Good
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Prelude No 3 in A flat
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Prelude No 3 in A flat

Prelude No 3 in A flat

Performer
Lukasz Krupinski
George Gershwin
Stairway to Paradise (George White's Scandals)
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Stairway to Paradise (George White's Scandals)
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An American in Paris
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An American in Paris
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
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A Foggy Day in London Town
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A Foggy Day in London Town
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Embraceable You
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Embraceable You
George Gershwin
Embraceable You
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Embraceable You
George Gershwin
Three Preludes arr. for two pianos
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Three Preludes arr. for two pianos
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Proms 2016: Prom 38
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-08-13T07:03:46
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2016
Proms 2016: Prom 38

Proms 2016: Prom 38

Royal Albert Hall

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