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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: Porgy And Bess / Rattle, White, Haymon
Release Date: 07/03/2001   Label: Warner Classics  
Catalog: 92497   Number of Discs: 1
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Gershwin: Porgy & Bess / Owens, Mitchell, SF Opera
Release Date: 03/25/2014   Label: Euroarts  
Catalog: 2059638   Number of Discs: 2
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Fascinating Rhythm - Gershwin: Piano Music / Brownridge
Release Date: 06/08/1999   Label: Helios  
Catalog: 55006   Number of Discs: 1
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Gershwin: Porgy And Bess / Anne Brown, Todd Duncan
Release Date: 04/28/1992   Label: Mca  
Catalog: 10520   Number of Discs: 1
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A Gershwin Night / Ozawa, Marcus Roberts Trio, Berlin PO
Release Date: 02/22/2005   Label: Euroarts  
Catalog: 2053098   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Lady, be Good: Fascinating rhythm

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  • 26.
    Gershwin - New York Connections / Hayes
    Label: Quartz Records   Catalog: 2005 Release Date: 10/11/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Samuel Barber,  Leonard Bernstein,  Aaron Copland  ... 
    Performer:  Elizabeth Hayes
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  • 27.
    Piano Favourites / Pletnev, Andsnes, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 62481 Release Date: 09/27/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Franz Liszt,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Francois-René Duchable,  Dmitri Alexeev,  Mikhail Pletnev,  Kun-Woo Paik  ... 
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  • 28.
    Between Two Worlds / Eduardo Fernández
    Label: Labor Records   Catalog: 7059 Release Date: 08/01/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Agustín Barrios Mangoré,  Gentil Montaña,  Paul McCartney,  Alberto Ginastera  ... 
    Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez
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  • 29.
    Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm / Menuhin, Grappelli
    Label: Emi Classics Encore   Catalog: 85081 Release Date: 03/01/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Chris Karen,  Tony Crombie,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Stéphane Grappelli  ... 
    Conductor:  Nelson Riddle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alan Clare Trio
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  • 30.
    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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  • 31.
    Gemini - Menuhin & Grappelli Play Gershwin, Berlin, Etc
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 86230 Release Date: 02/15/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Jack Strachey,  David Raksin,  Vernon Duke  ... 
    Performer:  Denny Wright,  Ike Isaacs,  Lennie Bush,  Alan Clare  ... 
    Conductor:  Max Harris,  Nelson Riddle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Instrumental Ensemble,  Alan Clare Trio
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  • 32.
    A Nice Boy From Brooklyn - Michael Dulin Plays Gershwin
    Label: Equity Digital   Catalog: 5637283117 Release Date: 10/19/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Michael Dulin
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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    Gershwin Without Words / Black, Fennell, Williams, Dutoit
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000215602 Release Date: 04/13/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Robert Russell Bennett
    Performer:  Stanley Black
    Conductor:  John T. Williams,  Charles Dutoit,  Frederick Fennell
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestra  ... 
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    It's Wonderful - Tribute To George Gershwin / Hendricks
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 5570492 Release Date: 11/06/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Ira Coleman,  Ed Thigpen,  Geoffrey Keezer,  Barbara Hendricks
    Conductor:  Paul Bateman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
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  • 37.
    Rarities Of Piano Music At Schloss Vor Husum (1999)
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 539 Release Date: 06/01/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Erwin Schulhoff,  Sergei Lyapunov,  Alexis de Castillon  ... 
    Performer:  Frédéric Meinders,  Vladimir Stoupel,  Nicholas Walker,  Frederic Chiu  ... 
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  • 38.
    Songs Of The Lights / Bartle, Toronto Children's Chorus
    Label: Marquis   Catalog: 81253 Release Date: 09/12/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leonard Bernstein,  George Gershwin,  Leon Dubinsky,  Leonard Enns  ... 
    Performer:  Ruth Watson Henderson,  Sarah Hicks,  Aaron Schwebel,  Robynne McKinlay  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean Ashworth Bartle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Children's Chorus
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  • 39.
    The George Gershwin Songbook / Julie Hill, Craig Bohmler
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2322 Release Date: 08/12/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Craig Bohmler,  Julie Hill
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  • 40.
    Menuhin & Grappelli Play... Gershwin, Berlin, Kern, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics Double Fforte   Catalog: 73380 Release Date: 11/02/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hoagy Carmichael,  Jacob Gade,  Richard Rodgers,  Cole Porter  ... 
    Performer:  Martin Taylor,  Laurie Holloway,  Stéphane Grappelli,  Lennie Bush  ... 
    Conductor:  Max Harris,  Nelson Riddle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Instrumental Ensemble,  Alan Clare Trio
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  • 41.
    Fascinating Rhythm - Gershwin: Piano Music / Brownridge
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55006 Release Date: 06/08/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Angela Brownridge
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  • 42.
    Copland: Four Piano Blues, Etc;  Gershwin / Mark Anderson
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5585 Release Date: 03/23/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Aaron Copland
    Performer:  Mark Anderson
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  • 43.
    Simply Four Saxophones / Adelphi Saxophone Quartet
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 72527 Release Date: 02/09/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  George Gershwin,  Anonymous,  Ferenc Farkas  ... 
    Performer:  Andrew Wilson,  Sarah Markham,  Alex Mitchell,  Martin Kerrigan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Adelphi Saxophone Quartet
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  • 44.
    Fascinating Rhythm - The Broadway Gershwin
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 63294 Release Date: 10/27/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Arthur Johnston,  Whispering Jack Smith,  Jack [Pop Vocals] Smith,  Gertrude Lawrence  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Whiteman,  Fred Waring,  Roger Wolfe Kahn,  Leo Reisman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peerless Vocal Quartet,  Paul Whiteman Orchestra,  Arden Ohman Orchestra  ... 
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  • 45.
    We Got Rhythm - A Gershwin Songbook / Previn, Finck
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453493 Release Date: 05/12/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  David Finck,  André Previn
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  • 46.
    Piano Music Of The Americas / James Miltenberger
    Label: Aca Digital   Catalog: 20021 Release Date: 05/19/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Miguel Del Aguila,  Scott Green,  Robert Garcia Morillo  ... 
    Performer:  James Miltenberger
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  • 47.
    He Loves And She Loves - Gershwin: Songs & Duets
    Label: Koch International Classics   Catalog: 7028 Release Date: 02/02/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Steven Blier,  William Sharp,  Judy Kaye,  William Parker
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  • 48.
    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
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  • 49.
    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  ... 
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  • 50.
    Gershwin Plays Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue, Etc / Whiteman
    Label: Pearl   Catalog: 9483 Release Date: 03/22/1994   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  George Gershwin,  Fred Astaire,  Adele Astaire,  Lawrence Tibbett  ... 
    Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret,  Alexander Smallens,  Paul Whiteman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestra,  Chorus  ... 
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