“A Genius, Without a Doubt”: George Gershwin
The Best of George Gershwin (Historical recording of 1935)
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00:00:00 Rhapsody in blue (paul whiteman jazz band 1924 version with George Gershwin on piano) 00:09:04 Prelude 1 00:10:25 Prelude 2 00:13:01 Prelude 3 00:14:04 2,5 minutes from the last part from rhapsody in blue for solo piano 00:16:32 An american in paris 00:32:22 Second Rhapsody 00:46:41 Fascinating rhytm 00:49:37 Prelude 2 again 00:53:10 Girl crazy – I got Rhythm 01:04:30 I got rhythm again and again and agian 01:25:40 Porgy and bess Summertime 01:28:05 Porgy and bess a woman is a sometimes thing
George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 — July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin’s compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).
Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and composition with Rubin Goldmark and Henry Cowell. He began his career as a song plugger, but soon started composing Broadway theatre works with his brother Ira Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva. He moved to Paris to study with Nadia Boulanger, where he began to compose An American in Paris.
After returning to New York City, he wrote Porgy and Bess with Ira and the author DuBose Heyward. Initially a commercial failure,Porgy and Bess is now considered one of the most important American operas of the twentieth century. Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed numerous film scores until his death in 1937 from a brain tumor.
Gershwin’s compositions have been adapted for use in many films and for television, and several became jazz standards recorded in many variations. Countless celebrated singers and musicians have covered his songs.
- Libertango (Piano Solo) – Astor Piazzola
- Out of Africa – music by John Barry (piano solo)
- Oblivion (Astor Piazzolla) by Nadja Kossinskaja, guitar (with sheet music)
- Milonga del Angel by Astor Piazzolla (arr. piano solo)
- Oblivion (A. Piazzolla) Two pianos – pianists Argerich and Hubert
- Bill Evans, american jazz pianist and composer (1929-1980)