gershwin gershwin  /ˈɡɜrʃ wɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) United States lyricist who frequently collaborated with his brother George Gershwin (1896-1983)
  2. (n) United States composer who incorporated jazz into classical forms and composed scores for musical comedies (1898-1937)

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News

  1. Sounds of Gershwin at Lincoln COA

    HOW ABOUT SOME GERSHWIN! The Art and Joy of Improvisation Enjoy a journey through the life and artistry of America’s premier 20th century composer/pianist, George Gershwin, with host Deane Ellsworth and guest pianist Evelyn Harris, on Wednesday, June 26, at 1 p.m., in Bemis Hall. Deane will provide special insight into this brilliant musician’s spontaneous ability to improvise at the keyboard ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Lincoln Journal

  2. Gershwin classic closes Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

    The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival culminates with Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue,' while Michigan Philharmonic heads to Kensington Metropark.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Gershwin Fan Produces Mini Opera at Harlem’s Cotton Club

    When a teacher at his New Jersey high school loaned Eric Einhorn George Gershwin’s “Blue Monday,” the brief jazz opera became an ear worm.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "Along with Irving Berlin, Gershwin basically invented the popular song, but he did something more," Wilson said in a press release. "He had a gift for melody that nobody has ever equaled, yet his music is timeless and always accessible. This...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Brian Wilson Source: Spinner

  2. "I was in Washington, DC, once, driving past one Civil War general's statue after another, and Gershwin was playing on the car radio," McCullough, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview....
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: David McCullough Source: BusinessWeek

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