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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  • 26.
    Leontyne Price - The Complete Collection of Song & Spiritual Albums
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 794050 Release Date: 01/24/2012   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Gabriel Fauré,  Francis Poulenc,  Richard Strauss  ... 
    Performer:  Leontyne Price,  Samuel Barber,  David Garvey,  Patricia Clark  ... 
    Conductor:  Fritz Reiner,  Erich Leinsdorf,  Thomas Schippers,  Leonard De Paur  ... 
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    The Hi-fi Sound Of Orchestra
    Label: Premium Records   Catalog: 27824 Release Date: 01/17/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Steiner,  Larry Kusic / Nino Rota,  Stanley Myers,  Andrew Lloyd Webber  ... 
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    Heaven / Ronald Moelker
    Label: Aliud Aliud   Catalog: 6 Release Date: 11/29/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Aurelio Virgiliano,  Jan Jacob Van Eyck,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Ronald Moelker
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    Anne-Sophie Mutter - The Complete Musician [40-CD Limited Edition]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: B001587372 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 40
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Max Bruch  ... 
    Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  Mark Zeltser,  Yo-Yo Ma,  Antonio Meneses  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Paul Sacher,  Witold Lutoslawski,  James Levine  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 30.
    J. Strauss, Jr.: Die Fledermaus / Karajan, Gueden, Kmentt, Resnik
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 2018 Release Date: 09/13/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Franz Lehár,  Louis Ferrari,  Frederick Loewe  ... 
    Performer:  Waldemar Kmentt,  Erika Köth,  Walter Berry,  Erich Kunz  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 31.
    Summertime
    Label: Classic Fm   Catalog: 4764462 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Stanley Myers,  George Gershwin,  Anonymous,  Ennio Morricone  ... 
    Performer:  Craig Ogden
    Conductor:  Sachio Fujioka
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  • 32.
    The Heifetz Collection Vol 19 - 51 Miniatures 1944-1946
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 61750 Release Date: 06/10/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Frédéric Chopin,  Robert Schumann,  Alexander Krein  ... 
    Performer:  Jascha Heifetz,  Emanuel Bay,  Milton Kaye,  Bing Crosby
    Conductor:  Salvador Camarata,  Victor Young
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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  • 33.
    American Classics - Bernstein, Copland, Et Al / Kam, Bühl
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 884822 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Artie Shaw,  George Gershwin,  Aaron Copland,  Morton Gould  ... 
    Performer:  Sharon Kam
    Conductor:  Gregor Bühl
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 34.
    Violin Romances / Aaron Rosand
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 129 Release Date: 05/17/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Fritz Kreisler,  Jean Sibelius,  Antonín Dvorák  ... 
    Performer:  Aaron Rosand,  Hugh Sung,  John Covelli
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  • 35.
    Turning Points / Mikhail Ovrutsky, Sonya Ovrutsky
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300060 Release Date: 05/10/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Performer:  Mikhail Ovrutsky,  Sonya Ovrutsky
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  • 36.
    Gershwin / K. & M. Labeque, Chailly, Maazel, Cleveland Orchestra [7-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001546202 Release Date: 04/19/2011   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Robert Russell Bennett
    Performer:  Katia Labèque,  Marielle Labèque,  Ralph Votapek,  Peter Jablonski  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly,  Arthur Fiedler,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  John Mauceri  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  Boston Pops,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 37.
    Gershwin: An American in Paris / Dorothy Lewis-Griffith
    Label: Etcetera Records   Catalog: 1419 Release Date: 04/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Dorothy Lewis-Griffith
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  • 38.
    Opera Arias / Marie-Josee Lord
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2649 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Alfredo Catalani,  Michel Berger,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Marie-Josée Lord
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Pietraroia
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre Métropolitain
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  • 39.
    100 Greatest Musicals
    Label: Silva   Catalog: 1328 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Jerome Kern,  George Gershwin,  Richard Rodgers,  Irving Berlin  ... 
    Performer:  Jill Washington,  Jason Howard,  Lesley Garrett,  David Shannon  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Bateman,  Ivor Bolton,  James Fitzpatrick,  Andrew Greenwood  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Music Works
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    Label: Goldies Records   Catalog: 7705693 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Jerome Kern,  Cole Porter,  Irving Berlin,  Frank Loesser  ... 
    Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo Mantovani
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  • 41.
    Seasons...dreams / Anne Akiko Meyers
    Label: eOne   Catalog: 7780 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Richard Wagner,  Gene Pritsker,  Vernon Duke  ... 
    Performer:  Emmanuel Ceysson,  Reiko Uchida,  Anne Akiko Meyers
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  • 42.
    From The Flute, From The Heart
    Label: Syllaria   Catalog: 5637676580 Release Date: 09/21/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Theobald Boehm,  Gabriel Fauré,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Dominic Kyrie,  Pat Rodgers
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  • 43.
    Rarities Of Piano Music At 'schloss Vor Husum' From The 1987 And 1988 Festival
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 299 Release Date: 09/14/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Adolf Henselt,  Moritz Moszkowski,  Frédéric Chopin,  Carl Tausig  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Ponti,  Boris Bloch,  Daniel Berman,  Rainer Maria Klaas  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Quatre Mains
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  • 44.
    Sweeeeet Sounds!
    Label: Golden String   Catalog: 5 Release Date: 07/20/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Harold Farberman,  Sidney Arodin,  George Gershwin,  Hoagy Carmichael
    Performer:  John Whitney Trio,  Teresa Perez
    Conductor:  Tim Gorman,  Tim Janis
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  • 45.
    Summertime
    Label: Champs Hill Records   Catalog: 8 Release Date: 05/25/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Gabriel Fauré,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Felicity Lott
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  • 46.
    Gershwin: Songs From The Shows; Overtures
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 6689 Release Date: 05/04/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John McGlinn,  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
    Conductor:  John McGlinn
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  • 47.
    Essential Highlights Of Karita Mattila
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 252-2 Release Date: 04/27/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Antonín Dvorák,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Karita Mattila,  Ilmo Ranta
    Conductor:  Jukka-Pekka Saraste
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 48.
    Meditations For Trumpet / Ronald Romm
    Label: Opening Day   Catalog: 9381 Release Date: 04/20/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Giacomo Puccini,  Robert Schumann,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Ronald Romm,  Avis Romm
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  • 49.
    Gershwin By Grofe - Original Orchestrations & Arrangements
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907492 Release Date: 04/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Lincoln Mayorga,  Alfred Gallodoro
    Conductor:  Steven Richman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harmonie Ensemble
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  • 50.
    Best Of Chanticleer
    Label: Rhino Records   Catalog: 8443 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Ann Ronnell,  Doyle Lawson,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
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