George Gershwin

Biography

Born: 1898   Died: 1937   Country: USA   Period: 20th Century
In a career tragically cut short in mid-stride by a brain tumor, George Gershwin (1898-1937) proved himself to be not only one of the great songwriters of his extremely rich era, but also a gifted "serious" composer who bridged the worlds of classical and popular music. The latter is all the more striking, given that, of his contemporaries, Gershwin was the most influenced by such styles as jazz and blues.

Gershwin's first
Read more major hit, interpolated into the show Sinbad in 1919, was "Swanee," sung by Al Jolson. Gershwin wrote both complete scores and songs for such variety shoes as George White's Scandals (whose annual editions thus were able to introduce such songs as "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise" and "Somebody Loves Me").

After 1924, Gershwin worked primarily with his brother Ira as his lyricist. The two scored a series of Broadway hits in the '20s and early '30s, starting with Lady Be Good (1924), which included the song "Fascinatin' Rhythm." 1924 was also the year Gershwin composed his first classical piece, "Rhapsody in Blue," and he would continue to work in the classical field until his death.

By the '30s, the Gershwins had turned to political topics and satire in response to the onset of the Depression, and their Of Thee I Sing became the first musical to win a Pulitzer Prize. In the mid '30s, Gershwin ambitiously worked to meld his show music and classical leanings in the creation of the folk opera Porgy and Bess, with lyrics by Ira and Dubose Heyward. The Gershwins had moved to Hollywood and were engaged in several movie projects at the time of George Gershwin's death. Read less
Gershwin, Ravel, Debussy / O'Riley, Wordsworth, Royal PO
Release Date: 08/11/2009   Label: Royal Philharmonic Masterworks  
Catalog: 28050   Number of Discs: 1
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Gershwin: Porgy & Bess / Zambello, Owens, Mitchell, Lynch [blu-ray]
Release Date: 03/25/2014   Label: Euroarts  
Catalog: 2059634   Number of Discs: 1
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Ives: Symphony No 2; Carter: Instances; Gershwin: An American In Paris / Morlot
Release Date: 04/29/2014   Label: Seattle Symphony Orchestra  
Catalog: 1003   Number of Discs: 1
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American Classics - Bernstein, Gershwin, Mancini / Clamor, Krautwurst, Saxon Wind Philharmonic
Release Date: 07/31/2012   Label: Genuin Musikproduction  
Catalog: 12247   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: An American in Paris

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  • 51.
    American Classics / John Mauceri, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 438663 Release Date: 01/07/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Adams,  Leonard Bernstein,  Edward "Duke" Ellington,  George Gershwin
    Conductor:  John Mauceri
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
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  • 52.
    The Kondrashin Recordings - Ravel, Gershwin
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 438282 Release Date: 11/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  George Gershwin
    Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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  • 53.
    Great American Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue, Etc
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 66086 Release Date: 10/31/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Leonard Pennario
    Conductor:  Felix Slatkin,  Alfred Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
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  • 54.
    Gerhwin: An American In Paris, Catfish Row / Leonard Slatkin
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64084 Release Date: 09/24/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
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  • 55.
    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Etc / Stöckigt, Masur, Leipzig
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 8543 Release Date: 08/21/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Siegfried Stöckigt
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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  • 56.
    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; (An) American In Paris
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 78768 Release Date: 05/01/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Leonard Bernstein,  André Previn,  Uan Rasey
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein,  Andre Kostelanetz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  New York Philharmonic,  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
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  • 57.
    Pops By George - The Music Of Gershwin / Boston Pops
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 426404 Release Date: 03/15/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Misha Dichter
    Conductor:  John T. Williams
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
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  • 58.
    Berlin Philharmonic 125 Years - A Jubilee Celebration
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2000068 Release Date: 01/30/2007   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Antonín Dvorák,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Barenboim,  Gil Shaham,  Emmanuel Pahud
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Claudio Abbado,  Mariss Jansons,  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 59.
    The Essential Collection - George Gershwin
    Label: West End Records   Catalog: 872 Release Date: 11/21/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Al Jolson,  Sue Allen,  Hazel Scott,  Ike Hatch  ... 
    Conductor:  Carmen Dragon,  Billy Butterfield,  Toots Camarata,  Eddie Condon  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Billy Butterfield Orchestra,  Eddie Condon Orchestra  ... 
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  • 60.
    The Art Of Charles Dutoit
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 000771602 Release Date: 11/14/2006   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Hector Berlioz,  Franz von Suppé,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  French National Orchestra  ... 
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  • 61.
    The Gershwin Collection
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 85247 Release Date: 06/27/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  George Gershwin,  André Watts
    Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Eugene Ormandy,  Arthur Fiedler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Jazz Band,  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 62.
    Hall Of Fame Vol 1 - Rose, Ellis, Anderson, Farnon
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5120 Release Date: 05/30/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  David Rose,  Clive Richardson,  Eric Coates,  Irving Berlin  ... 
    Performer:  Clive Richardson,  Stanley Black
    Conductor:  Morton Gould,  Charles Williams,  Robert Farnon,  Eric Coates  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Morton Gould Orchestra,  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  The Queen's Hall Light Orchestra  ... 
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  • 63.
    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, American In Paris
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000616702 Release Date: 03/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  James Levine,  David Finck,  André Previn,  Roberto Szidon
    Conductor:  James Levine,  Seiji Ozawa,  Edward Downes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 64.
    The Piano Music Of Gershwin / Geoffrey Douglas Madge
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 412 Release Date: 02/03/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Geoffrey Douglas Madge
    Conductor:  Ilya Stupel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artur Rubinstein State Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 65.
    Gomalan Brass Quintet - Swingin' Pool
    Label: Summit Records   Catalog: 432 Release Date: 10/11/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Astor Piazzolla,  Quincy Jones,  Jorge Ben,  Luigi Tenco  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gomalan Brass Quintet
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  • 66.
    Dorati Conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Gershwin, Et Al
    Label: Mercury Living Presence   Catalog: 000518902 Release Date: 09/27/2005   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Bedrich Smetana,  Modest Mussorgsky,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Conductor:  Antal Doráti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 67.
    Weekend Classics - A Gershwin Weekend
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000428902 Release Date: 05/10/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Siegfried Stöckigt,  Roberto Szidon
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur,  Seiji Ozawa,  Edward Downes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 68.
    The Art Of Transcription - Gershwin / Himy
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2705 Release Date: 03/01/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Percy Aldridge Grainger
    Performer:  Eric Himy
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  • 69.
    A Gershwin Night / Ozawa, Marcus Roberts Trio, Berlin PO
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2053098 Release Date: 02/22/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 70.
    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Etc / Wild, Fiedler
    Label: Rca Victor Living Stereo   Catalog: 61393 Release Date: 01/25/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Earl Wild
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
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  • 71.
    The Fascinating George Gershwin / Angelov, Eschkenazy
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186021 Release Date: 07/20/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Vesko Eschkenazy,  Ludmil Angelov,  George Pieterson,  Gregor Horsch  ... 
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  • 72.
    Classic Library - Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Etc
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60862 Release Date: 07/13/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Garrick Ohlsson
    Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony,  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
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  • 73.
    Gershwin - Super Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 92388 Release Date: 05/04/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Joshua Bell,  John Williams,  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Philippe Entremont  ... 
    Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz,  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Eugene Ormandy,  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra,  Chestnut Brass Company,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 74.
    Expanded Edition - Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Etc / Thomas
    Label: Sony Classical Masterworks   Catalog: 93018 Release Date: 02/24/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  George Gershwin,  Sarah Vaughan,  George Gaffney,  Andy Simpkins  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Jazz Band,  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra,  New York Philharmonic  ... 
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  • 75.
    Gershwin - Greatest Hits
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000191902 Release Date: 02/10/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  André Previn,  Werner Haas
    Conductor:  John T. Williams,  André Previn,  Charles Dutoit,  Riccardo Chailly  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops,  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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