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The Life, Times And Music Of George Gershwin, The Great American Composer Of The Jazz Age, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1987, 1 Hour 29 Minutes.) #GeorgeGershwin #Composers #Pianists #PianoPlayers #GreatComposers #AmericanSongbook #Music #AmericanMusic #Jazz #OrchestralMusic #ClassicalMusic #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
George Gershwin, American pianist, songwriter, and composer (September 26 - July 11, 1937) was born Jacob Gershwine in Brooklyn, New York. George Jacob 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 contemporary opera Porgy and Bess (1935). Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and composition with Rubin Goldmark, Henry Cowell and Joseph Brody. 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, during which time he applied to study composition with the noted Nadia Boulanger, who, along with several other prospective tutors such as Maurice Ravel, rejected him. They were afraid that rigorous classical study would ruin his jazz-influenced style. Maurice Ravel's rejection letter to Gershwin told him, "Why become a second-rate Ravel when you're already a first-rate Gershwin?" Gershwin visited Boulanger in 1927, asking for lessons in composition. They spoke for half an hour after which Boulanger announced, "I can teach you nothing." Taking this as a compliment, Gershwin repeated the story many times. While in Paris, Gershwin wrote 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 later went on to be considered one of the most important American operas of the Twentieth century, and an American cultural classic. Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed numerous film scores until his death in 1937 from glioblastoma multiforme, a malignant brain tumor. Gershwin's compositions have been adapted for use in many films and for television, and several became jazz standards recorded and covered in many variations. Many celebrated singers and musicians have performed his songs. Gershwin' 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), and along with his brother Ira, he created enduring songs including the opera Porgy and Bess (1935), The Man I Love, Strike Up the Band and I Got Rhythm. George Gershwin died at the age of 38 in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 11, 1937 after doctors at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles, California removed a large brain tumor.