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George Gershwin

George Gershwin’s brother, Ira, wrote most of the lyrics for his theatrical works.
  U.S. composer who incorporated jazz into classical forms and Broadway musicals (1898-1937)
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Gershwin’s best known concerto is probably "Rhapsody in Blue" and his best known Broadway musical is probably "Porgy and Bess."
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audio sample: Rhapsody in Blue
audio sample: Summertime (from Porgy & Bess)
  • George Gershwin’s brother, Ira, wrote most of the lyrics for his theatrical works.
  • She had learned the song of the snakes—which turned out to be a George Gershwin number from 1935.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I have met George Gershwin’s old girlfriend.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • In junior high school, Flom took the entrance exam for the elite Townsend Harris public high school on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, a school that in just forty years of existence produced three Nobel Prize winners, six Pulitzer Prize winners, and one Supreme Court Justice, not to mention George Gershwin and Jonas Salk, the inventor of the polio vaccine.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • Ben choreographed a dance for Zhang and me over the next few weeks using George Gershwin’s music.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • I heard that when George Gershwin wanted to study harmony from Ravel, he was advised against it.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Her husband, Lou Paley, wrote with Ira Gershwin and George Gershwin early on, when Ira Gershwin still called himself Arthur Francis.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • I had lunch with a fellow called Leopold Gadowsky, who is the son of Frances Gershwin, George Gershwin’s sister.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Well, it turns out Edwin Knopf was George Gershwin’s closest friend.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
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Associated words [difficulty]:   George Gershwin [7] , Aaron Copland [7] , Beethoven [2] , Bach [3] , Mozart [3] , Richard Wagner [3] , Claude Debussy [6] , Handel [6] , Haydn [6] , Tchaikovsky [6] , Aaron Copland [7] , Antonio Vivaldi [7] , Robert Schumann [7] , Rachmaninoff [8] , Rossini [8] , Franz Liszt [9] , Gustav Mahler [9] , Puccini [9]
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