George Gershwin (/ˈɡɜːrʃ. wɪn/; 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: An American in Paris. Prelude No. 2 in C sharp minor. George Gershwin, Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra. 4. 3 in E flat minor.
An American in Paris. Paul Whiteman and his Concert Orchestra. George Gershwin Music.
George Gershwin, born in 1898, was one of America's greatest composers. He published his first song when he was eighteen years old. During the next twenty years until his death in 1937 he wrote more than five hundred more songs. He also wrote an opera as well as music for piano and orchestra. In 1924 jazz musician and orchestra leader Paul Whiteman decided to organize a special concert to show that jazz was serious music. George Gershwin agreed to compose something for the concert before he realized how little time he had to do it. The concert was just a few weeks away, and Gershwin got to work. Another well – known Gershwin song is An American in Paris. It also became an immediate success. Critics were once again divided over the music. Some called it happy and full of life, to others it was silly and long-winded. Still it remains one of his most popular works.
George Gershwin - So Am I So Am I George Gershwin. Gershwin composed An American in Paris on commission from the conductor Walter Damrosch. So Am I. George Gershwin.
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