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gursh win

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

  • 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 ...
    June 20, 2013 - The Lincoln Journal
  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - Bloomberg
Quotes

  • Brian Wilson in Spinner
    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...
  • David McCullough in BusinessWeek
    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....

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