George Gershwin

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United States composer who incorporated jazz into classical forms and composed scores for musical comedies (1898-1937)


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Sadly, George Gershwin died at the age of 38 from a brain tumor.
This biography of stage director Rouben Mamoulian focuses on Mamoulian's collaboration with composer George Gershwin, Mamoulian's additions to the original play by DuBose Heyward, and Mamoulian's role in bringing the play to international acclaim.
One subject that does illuminate him, however, is the music of George Gershwin.
The music--and at least some of the life story--of quintessential American composer George Gershwin is brought to the Asolo mainstage by pianist-actor-playwright Hershey Felder, who interprets famous songs including Swanee, I Got Rhythm and, finally, the great Rhapsody in Blue in George Gershwin Alone, May 19 through June 5.
Music from Antonin Dvorak, George Gershwin, Edvard Greig and Sammy Nestico will be performed, 4 p.
If George Gershwin were growing up in America today, he might well be labeled a "hyperactive" kid.
Finally, he applauds white composers like Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and George Gershwin for infusing the feel of "Negro blues" into their music.
Local dancers shared the stage with professionals from Miami (including Susan Bello, pictured above in Don Quixote) in two premieres by resident choreographer Frank Galvez: Rhapsody, set to George Gershwin music and inspired by water ballet star Esther Williams; and It's What We Feel, with songs by Frank Sinatra.
The life and music of George Gershwin have occasioned a wide-ranging and voluminous mass of written commentary--beginning in the early 1920s, when the young composer of "Swanee" was celebrated as the hottest new songwriter emerging from Tin Pan Alley, and continuing to the present day.
She appeared with Paul Robeson in the 1933 film The Emperor Jones and was handpicked by George Gershwin to create the role of Serena in the original version of Porgy and Bess.
It later became a successful play called Porgy written by Heyward and his wife, Dorothy, which served as the inspiration and basis for the collaboration between George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and Heyward that eventually became the boundary-breaking musical drama, Porgy and Bess.
The nine-time Tony award winner performs song-and-dance numbers by Fred Astaire, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, the group with whom he has toured the world during the last 18 years.
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