George Gershwin

George Gershwin in 1937 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 with Buddy DeSylva. He moved to Paris intending to study with Nadia Boulanger, but she refused him. He subsequently composed ''An American in Paris'', returned to New York City and wrote ''Porgy and Bess'' with Ira and DuBose Heyward. Initially a commercial failure, it came to be considered one of the most important American operas of the twentieth century and an American cultural classic.

Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed numerous film scores. He died in 1937 of a malignant brain tumor. His compositions have been adapted for use in film and television, with several becoming jazz standards recorded and covered in many variations. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1932
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1942
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1954
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1935
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1946
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1962
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1925
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1924
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1962
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1962
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1957
CD Audio
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1970
CD Audio
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1983
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1942
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1927
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1957
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1927
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1945
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1945
Musical Score Book
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1945
Musical Score Book
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