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: Complete Piano Works / Dag Achatz
Release Date: 09/23/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 404   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Preludes (3) for Piano

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    American Recital / Ulrich Roman Murtfeld
    Label: Audite   Catalog: 92702 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis Moreau Gottschalk,  George Gershwin,  Philip Glass,  Frederic Rzewski  ... 
    Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld
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  • 2.
    George Gershwin
    Label: Gia   Catalog: 936 Release Date: 05/13/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  William Black,  Kimberly Cole Luevano
    Conductor:  Eugene Corporon
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    American Journey / Murray, Heisser, Orchestre Poitou Charentes
    Label: Mirare   Catalog: 244 Release Date: 04/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Leonard Bernstein,  George Gershwin,  Bernard Herrmann  ... 
    Performer:  Tai Murray,  Jean-François Heisser
    Conductor:  Jean-François Heisser
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre Poitou Charentes
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    Don't Mind The Gap!
    Label: Paladino Music   Catalog: 44 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Horovitz,  Bohuslav Martinu,  Darius Milhaud,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Performer:  Florian Feilmair,  Benjamin Feilmair
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    Come Dance With Me
    Label: Meridian Records   Catalog: 84621 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alberto Ginastera,  Joaquin Turina,  Olivier Messiaen,  Ernesto Lecuona  ... 
    Performer:  Katarzyna Musial
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    Music In Life / Umi Garrett
    Label: Umi Garrett   Catalog: 5638232876 Release Date: 01/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Claude Debussy,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Performer:  Umi Garrett
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    Shades Of Gray
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 3251 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Gernot Wolfgang,  Mark Carlson,  Bill Cunliffe  ... 
    Performer:  Gary Gray,  Bill Cunliffe,  Judith Farmer,  Joanne Pearce Martin  ... 
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    Prelude Cocktail
    Label: Lawler + Fadoul   Catalog: 5638178065 Release Date: 09/18/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Alexander Scriabin,  Claude Debussy,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Performer:  Christopher Grymes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lawler + Fadoul
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  • 9.
    Rhythm & Hues: Music Of Gershwin & Chopin
    Label: Four-tay   Catalog: 4036 Release Date: 06/11/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Alicia Zizzo
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    Our American Roots
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3449 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Samuel Barber,  George Walker,  Aaron Copland
    Performer:  Emmanuel Feldman,  Joy Cline-Phinney
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    Findlay in Blue - Piano Music of Gershwin, Gottschalk & Gould / Findlay Cockrell
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 1414 Release Date: 05/14/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Louis Moreau Gottschalk,  Morton Gould
    Performer:  Findlay Cockrell
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    In Rhythm / Sebastian Manz, Martin Klett
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553271 Release Date: 05/14/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Alec Templeton,  Aaron Copland,  Steve Reich  ... 
    Performer:  Sebastian Manz,  Martin Klett
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    Waiting For Benny / Julien Herve, Jean-hisanori Sugitani
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573032 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc,  Leonard Bernstein,  George Gershwin,  Igor Stravinsky  ... 
    Performer:  Julien Herve,  Jean-Hisanori Sugitani,  Ying Lai Green,  Maud Lovett
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    Edition Klavier-festival Ruhr, Vol. 29: Frankreich, Amerika & Neue Musik
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553273 Release Date: 04/09/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  George Gershwin,  Earl Wild,  John Cage  ... 
    Performer:  Bertrand Chamayou,  Ya-Fei Chuang,  Robert D. [American Pianist] Levin,  Eva Vogel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gershwin Quartett (String Quartet)
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    American Piano Music / Christopher Harding
    Label: Equilibrium   Catalog: 116 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aaron Copland,  Samuel Barber,  George Gershwin,  William Bolcom
    Performer:  Christopher Harding
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    Gershwin At The Keyboard / Ivar Anton Waagaard
    Label: Lawo Classics   Catalog: 1021 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Ivar Anton Waagaard
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    Violin Encores / Jascha Heifetz
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1296 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Edouard Lalo,  George Gershwin,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Jascha Heifetz,  Emanuel Bay,  Milton Kaye
    Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein,  William Steinberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra,  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
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    Americana / Modern Mandolin Quartet [CD & Blu-ray Audio]
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 92157 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Aaron Copland,  Antonín Dvorák,  Leonard Bernstein,  Traditional  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Modern Mandolin Quartet
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    Gershwin: Songbook, Rhapsody In Blue / Michael Endres
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 418 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Michael Endres
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  • 20.
    Imaginary Landscapes - Sounds Of America [20-CD Set]
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 44290 Release Date: 07/03/2012   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa,  Scott Joplin,  Ferde Grofé,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Performer:  Joshua Rifkin,  Ralph Grierson,  Richard Rodney Bennett,  Barry Tuckwell  ... 
    Conductor:  Timothy Foley,  George Sponhaltz,  Felix Slatkin,  Ferde Grofé  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Great American Main Street Band,  Southland Stingers,  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 21.
    Gershwin Plus: Piano Solos And Novelty Arrangements
    Label: Aca Digital   Catalog: 20031 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Zez Confrey,  Bix Beiderbecke
    Performer:  Geoffrey Haydon
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  • 22.
    Alki Guitar Trio
    Label: Gha   Catalog: 126066 Release Date: 02/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Kevin Callahan,  Heitor Villa-Lobos,  Sérgio Assad  ... 
    Performer:  Adrien Brogna,  Magali Rischette,  Hughes Kolp
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alki Guitar Trio
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  • 23.
    Gottschalk, Joplin, Gershwin / Joshua Rifkin, Leonard Pennario
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 0829342 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Scott Joplin,  Louis Moreau Gottschalk,  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Joshua Rifkin,  Leonard Pennario
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  • 24.
    Music For Chamber Winds / United States Navy Band
    Label: Altissimo   Catalog: 70452 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henri Tomasi,  Vincent Persichetti,  Alphonse Hasselmans,  Guy Lacour  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy Band
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  • 25.
    The Legacy Of George Gershwin / United States Army Field Band
    Label: Altissimo   Catalog: 63402 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Philip Sparke,  Unspecified
    Performer:  Jennifer Everhart,  Robert McIver Jr.,  Meghan Whittier
    Conductor:  Thomas H. Palmatier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Field Band,  Marcus Roberts Trio
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