George Gershwin

Gershwin in 1937 by [[Carl Van Vechten]] George Gershwin (; born Jacob Gershwine; September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American pianist and composer, 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 standards "Embraceable You" (1928) and "I Got Rhythm" (1930), and the opera ''Porgy and Bess'' (1935), which included 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, afraid that rigorous classical study would ruin his jazz-influenced style; Maurice Ravel voiced similar objections when Gershwin inquired on studying with 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 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 1945
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1981
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1959
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1957
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1946
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1962
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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
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1929
    Musical Score Book
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1999
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1992
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1967
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1935
    Musical Score Book
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1959
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1976
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1983
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1934
    Musical Score Book
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1932
    Musical Score Book
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    by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    Published 1952
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