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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'A Foggy Day/Love Walked In'
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'A Foggy Day/Love Walked In'

'A Foggy Day/Love Walked In'

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Pelleas Ensemble

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I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
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I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
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I Loves You Porgy
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I Loves You Porgy
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Promenade (Walking the Dog)
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Promenade (Walking the Dog)
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Porgy and Bess - A Symphonic Picture
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Porgy and Bess - A Symphonic Picture
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Variations on 'I got rhythm'
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Variations on 'I got rhythm'
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
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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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"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess
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"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess

"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess

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Nicholas McCarthy
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Treat Me Rough (Girl Crazy)
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Treat Me Rough (Girl Crazy)
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Overture (Rhapsody in Blue)
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Overture (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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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Lullaby for string quartet
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Lullaby for string quartet

Lullaby for string quartet

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New Stenhammar String Quartet
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Rhapsody In Blue
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Rhapsody In Blue
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Summertime
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Summertime
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I Got Rhythm
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I Got Rhythm
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Strike up the Band (Overture)
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Strike up the Band (Overture)
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Embraceable You
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Embraceable You
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Old Lady Be Good
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Old Lady Be Good
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Summertime
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Summertime
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Cuban Overture
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Cuban Overture
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An American in Paris transc Heifetz
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An American in Paris transc Heifetz
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Funny Face (Overture)
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Funny Face (Overture)
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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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Girl Crazy (Overture)
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Girl Crazy (Overture)
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Rhapsody in Blue (jazz band version)
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Rhapsody in Blue (jazz band version)
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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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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

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London Festival Recording Ensemble
George Gershwin
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'

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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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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: Prom 38
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2016-08-13T07:02:37
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2016
Proms 2016: Prom 38

Proms 2016: Prom 38

Royal Albert Hall

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