George Gershwin

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 gave birth to 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 1944
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1996
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1927
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1995
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1991
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1989
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1927
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1990
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1985
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1989
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 2006
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937,
Published 2014
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1981
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 2003
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1924
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1934
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 2006
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1929
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by Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Published 1924
Musical Score Book