Sunday, June 15, 2008

Gershwin, George

(1898-1937), American composer, grew up in Manhattan and studied piano with school teacher, worked for a publisher and started to compose popular songs, then wrote Broadway musicals and film scores, he inserted jazz, a distinctive American music, into his works. He composed operas(Porgy and Bess), Rhapsody in Blue, piano concerto, An American in Paris, Broadway musicals, songs.

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