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
Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman... / Nash Ensemble
Release Date: 06/09/2015   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 68094   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $21.98
CD: $17.99
In Stock
On sale!   $21.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

Gershwin: Porgy & Bess / Zambello, Owens, Mitchell, Lynch [blu-ray]
Release Date: 03/25/2014   Label: Euroarts  
Catalog: 2059634   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $39.99
Blu-ray Video: $37.99
In Stock
On sale!   $39.99   Blu-ray Video:  $37.99 Add to Cart

Gershwin: Porgy & Bess / Owens, Mitchell, SF Opera
Release Date: 03/25/2014   Label: Euroarts  
Catalog: 2059638   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $24.99
DVD: $22.99
In Stock
On sale!   $24.99   DVD:  $22.99 Add DVD to Cart

Work: Rhapsody in Blue

Browse 201-225 of 245 Available Recordings
1 2 ... 8 9 10
  • 201.
    Gershwin - The Greatest Hits
    Label: Reference Gold   Catalog: 3619 Release Date: 07/22/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Alicia Zizzo,  Russell Sherman,  George Gershwin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winnipeg Pops Orchestra,  Rochester Pops,  Orchestra of the Americas  ... 
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 202.
    Rhapsody In Blue / Arthur Fiedler, Earl Wild, Boston Pops
    Label: Rca Victor Living Stereo   Catalog: 68792 Release Date: 06/17/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Earl Wild
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $14.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 203.
    Gershwin: Dayful Of Song / Litton, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3216 Release Date: 05/22/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Andrew Litton,  Stephen Girko
    Conductor:  Andrew Litton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 204.
    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue;  Falla, Franck / Entremont, Etc
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 62643 Release Date: 03/04/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  César Franck,  Manuel de Falla,  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Philippe Entremont
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $14.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 205.
    Masur Edition - Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Etc;  Ravel
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 9158 Release Date: 09/24/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Siegfried Rapp,  Siegfried Stöckigt,  Kurt Hiltawsky
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 206.
    Trumpet Rhapsody / Timofei Dokschitzer
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 32045 Release Date: 03/26/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Arutiunian,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Alexander Glazunov,  Johann Nepomuk Hummel  ... 
    Performer:  Timofei Dokshitser
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Rudolf Barshai,  Alexander Lazarev,  Anatoly Maltsev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  Moscow Chamber Orchestra,  USSR Ministry of Defense Symphonic Band
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Special Order
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 207.
    Brown, Gershwin, Joplin, Teike, Von Suppé: Organ Music
    Label: Gall (Formerly Gallo)   Catalog: 583 Release Date: 01/17/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Brown,,  George Gershwin,  Scott Joplin,  Carl Teike  ... 
    Performer:  Guy Bovet
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 208.
    Rhapsody In Brass - George Gershwin / Munich Brass
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 306931 Release Date: 12/12/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Giuseppe Solera,  Norman Shelter
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Brass Ensemble
    CD: $22.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $22.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 209.
    Label: Zyx Records   Catalog: 4147 Release Date: 02/21/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Conductor:  Henry Adolph
    CD: $6.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $6.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 210.
    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; Et Al / Cincinnati Wind Symphony
    Label: Klavier Records   Catalog: 1047 Release Date: 11/04/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vincent Persichetti,  Arnold Schoenberg,  Nicholas Maw,  Edward Gregson  ... 
    Performer:  William Black
    Conductor:  Eugene Migliaro Corporon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati College-Conservatory Wind Symphony
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 211.
    100 Fiedler Favorites
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 62698 Release Date: 10/11/1994   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Jacob Gade,  Stevie Wonder,  George Cory,  Jerry Herman  ... 
    Performer:  Leo Litwin,  Earl Wild,  Pasquale Cardillo,  Toni Noichl  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $68.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 212.
    Gershwin: Complete Piano Works / Dag Achatz
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 404 Release Date: 09/23/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Dag Achatz
    CD: $21.49
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $21.49 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 213.
    Cellier, Weiner, Et Al / Edward Tarr, Elisabeth Westenholz
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 152 Release Date: 09/22/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Stanley Weiner,  Fritz Eugen H. Werner,  Alexandre Cellier,  Paul Hindemith  ... 
    Performer:  Elisabeth Westenholz,  Edward H. Tarr
    CD: $21.49
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $21.49 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 214.
    Gershwin - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 64060 Release Date: 08/09/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Claus Adam,  Raphael Hillyer,  Earl Carlyss,  Robert Mann  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Lane,  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Andre Kostelanetz,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet,  Cleveland Pops Orchestra,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $8.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $8.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 215.
    Bernstein: West Side Story; Gershwin, Etc / Dufallo, Lortie
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9210 Release Date: 07/26/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aaron Copland,  Igor Stravinsky,  Leonard Bernstein,  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Harmen de Boer,  Louis Lortie
    Conductor:  Richard Duffalo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Wind Ensemble
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 216.
    Classical Music For People Who Hate Classical Music
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 62664 Release Date: 07/19/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin,  George Gershwin,  Antonín Dvorák,  Ralph Vaughan Williams  ... 
    Performer:  Pasquale Cardillo,  Earl Wild,  Leonard Pennario,  Géza Anda  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler,  Fritz Reiner,  Richard Kapp,  Géza Anda  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops,  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $8.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $8.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 217.
    101 Great Orchestral Classics Vol 2
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 551142 Release Date: 02/15/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Sr.,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Arcangelo Corelli  ... 
    Performer:  Stefan Vladar,  Kathryn Selby
    Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd,  Barry Wordsworth,  István Bogár,  Jaroslav Krcek  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Capella Istropolitana,  Budapest Symphony Orchestra  ... 
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 218.
    Gershwin: American In Paris, Concerto In F, Etc / Abravanel
    Label: Vanguard   Catalog: 10017 Release Date: 12/03/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Jerome Lowenthal
    Conductor:  Maurice Abravanel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
    CD: $16.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 219.
    George Gershwin - The Piano Rolls Vol 1
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79287 Release Date: 11/09/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Frank Milne,  George Gershwin
    On sale! $21.96
    CD: $19.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $21.96   CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 220.
    Basic 100 Vol 30 - Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Etc. / Wild
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 61727 Release Date: 10/12/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Earl Wild,  Pasquale Cardillo
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $14.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 221.
    Ravel, Gershwin, Bernstein, Glazunov / Nakarjakov, Markovich
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 77705 Release Date: 09/07/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jeanine Rueff,  Reinhold Gliere,  Grigoras Dinicu,  Zdenék Fibich  ... 
    Performer:  Alexander Markovich,  Sergei Nakariakov
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 222.
    Mad About American Music
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 439521 Release Date: 08/10/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Aaron Copland,  Leonard Bernstein,  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Leonard Bernstein
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $4.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 223.
    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Etc / Levine, Chicago So
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431625 Release Date: 06/15/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  James Levine
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    CD: $15.99
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $15.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 224.
    Gershwin: Piano Concerto In F, Etc / Shelley, Tortelier
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9092 Release Date: 03/15/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Howard Shelley
    Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 225.
    George Gershwin Remembered
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 8100 Release Date: 12/14/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  George Gershwin
    Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

1 2 ... 8 9 10

George Gershwin


WORKS
I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
II. Andante
III. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Concerto in F (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Allegro
Concerto in F (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Adagio - Andante con moto
Concerto in F (1998 Digital Remaster): Allegro agitato