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George Gershwin

 1898 - 1937George Gershwin

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In addition to the items on the B&H Work List above, George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess is published by Warner/Chappell and administered for licensing/rental of concert performances by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK, Eire and other European territories. For further information please visit our Warner/Chappell website area.

George Gershwin is one of America's most popular and widely performed composers * Brought up by immigrant parents on Manhattan's lower east side, he left school at 14 to work as a pianist for Tin Pan Alley * Incorporated jazz elements into his music and won first success with songs including Swanee recorded by Al Jolson * Reputation as a serious composer advanced when Paul Whiteman commissioned and performed Rhapsody in Blue (1924) * During the 1920s and 1930s wrote music for concert hall and for musicals and films * Songs mainly composed to lyrics by his brother Ira Gershwin * Music performed by legendary stars including Fred Astaire, Gertrude Lawrence, Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers

Works by George Gershwin include:
Three Preludes for Piano (1926)
Porgy and Bess (1934-35) Opera by Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
Publications of music by Gershwin are available on sale from our online Music Shop.



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