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George Gershwin

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Jazz, Big Band, and Swing Sunday - George Gershwin


Jazz, Big Band, and Swing Sunday - George Gershwin 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--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waldina/message

1hr 41mins

19 Jun 2022

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12th February 1924: First performance of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”


George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue was performed for the first time at a concert by Paul Whiteman and his Palais Royal Orchestra called An Experiment in Modern ...

12 Feb 2022

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George Gershwin and Thomas Tallis

The Music Show

Sunday 29 August 2021: Two books about two very different composers—from Elizabethan England to the birth of New York City.


29 Aug 2021

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George Gershwin, Kay Swift & Family History featuring Katharine Weber

Media Path Podcast

Katharine Weber does not just hold the fascinating family secrets. She digs for more and shares them. Her family is the stuff of legend. Katharine’s grandmother is the groundbreaking first woman to write the score for a Broadway musical and she shared a long and loving affair with George Gershwin. The intrigue does not stop there. Katharine’s great grandfather was the architect of the Federal Reserve. Her grandfather advised and feuded with FDR and her father’s erratic, communist chummy behavior earned him a thick FBI file. Plus Fritz and Weezy are recommending High on the Hog, Flack, Home Before Dark and The Vanishing of Harry Pace.Path Points of Interest:Katharine Weberhttps://www.katharineweber.comKatharine Weber's Amazon Author PageThe Memory of all That by Katharine WeberGeorge GershwinGeorge Gershwin SongsKay SwiftKay Swift on WikipediaHigh on the Hog - Netflix Flack - Amazon Prime Home Before Dark on Apple+From RadioLab The Vanishing of Harry Pace

1hr 9mins

24 Jun 2021

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George Gershwin Classics-Cuban Overture, Prelude #1, Others

The #1 Musical Experience

George Gershwin was an American composer, pianist and painter whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris, the songs "Swanee" and "Fascinating Rhythm", the jazz standard "I Got Rhythm", and the opera Porgy and Bess, which gave birth to the hit "Summertime".WikipediaBorn:Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz, September 26, 1898, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.Died:July 11, 1937, Los Angeles, California, U.S.Resting place:Westchester Hills Cemetery


17 May 2021

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George Gershwin

The #1 Musical Experience

Why We Should Expose Our Kids To Classical Music https://ourtownlive.net #herbw79George Gershwin (/ˈɡɜːrʃ.wɪn/; born Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz, September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), the songs Swanee (1919) and Fascinating Rhythm (1924), the jazz standard I Got Rhythm (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) which spawned the hit Summertime.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 theater works with his brother Ira Gershwin and with Buddy DeSylva. He moved to Paris intending to study with Nadia Boulanger, but she refused him. He subsequently composed An American in Paris, returned to New York City and wrote Porgy and Bess with Ira and DuBose Heyward. Initially a commercial failure, it came 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. He died in 1937 of a malignant brain tumor. His compositions have been adapted for use in film and television, with several becoming jazz standards recorded and covered in many variations.


22 Apr 2021

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#19- George Gershwin: A Leading American Composer

Music And Ideas

This week, Scott, Karl, and Trent discuss George Gershwin, the celebrated American composer of Rhapsody in Blue, the opera Porgy and Bess, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Of Thee I Sing, and hundreds more songs that continue to be radiant examples of the Great American Songbook. Gershwin's compositional career began as a song plugger in Tin Pan Alley, progressed through the theatres of Broadway and the concert halls throughout the U.S., ending far too early in the starry heights of Hollywood's glory years in 1937. Karl says, "There’s a myth about Gershwin that he’s this untutored, unschooled rube who comes on the scene and then attempts to make classical music," which couldn't be further from the truth.  With his Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin brings two competing genres of music together, creating something that lived in a world between jazz and classical. Trent believes this guy is the greatest melodist he has ever heard. Do you agree? Tune in for more music and ideas, brought to you by onlinegreatbooks.com. 

2hr 5mins

19 Jan 2021

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Performer Interview: Hershey Felder, “George Gershwin Alone”

KPFA - Bay Area Theater

Hershey Felder, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, 2013. George Gershwin Alone will be performed live from Florence, Italy on Sunday September 13, 2020 at 5 pm Pacific. For tickets and information, go to Berkeley Rep [1] or TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. [2]Hershey Felder has made a career of creating solo shows in which he portrays different composers performing their work on piano. His first show, George Gershwin Alone, began in 1999 at a Los Angeles workshop. He later went on to portray Leonard Bernstein, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, and Ludwig Beethoven.This interview was recorded in the offices of Berkeley Rep on April 12, 2013, during the run of George Gershwin Alone.Photos: Hershey Felder Presents.[1] https://www.berkeleyrep.org/[2] https://theatreworks.org/


6 Sep 2020

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Episode 9: George Gershwin & "The Silver Age" of Broadway!


Most historians have labeled the entire period from the 1920’s through the 1960’s, “The Golden Age of Broadway”, but I find it much more useful to call the era that spans from the end of WWI to the opening of Carousel in 1945, “The Silver Age of Broadway”. During this vibrant time more than 300 musical comedies, operettas, and revues opened on Broadway, and overwhelmingly they were the creation of a second wave of Jewish, Irish, African-American, and Queer men and women. In this episode I focus on the the 1920’s – “The Jazz Age” – and the contributions of George & Ira Gershwin; Rudolf Friml; Rodgers & Hart; Vincent Youmans & Irving Ceasar; DeSylva, Brown & Henderson and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


8 Jul 2020

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George Gershwin

Composer of the Week

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of George Gershwin.When a second-hand piano was hoisted through the window of the Gershwin family’s Lower East Side apartment, a window was quite literally opened onto a new world. Donald begins by looking at Gershwin’s early and lifelong love of the instrument. For many, he was the foremost composer of the "jazz age" and it's through jazz-inflected interpretations that his music has reached its widest audience. Next, Donald tells the story of Gershwin's excursions in the concert hall. He may have been the toast of Broadway, but his attempts to move musically out of the theatre district and into the hallowed portals of the city’s concert halls were, despite some successes, constantly frustrated and a source of disappointment to him. To end, Donald charts George Gershwin's final years, partly spent in a ramshackle beach cottage on Folly Island in South Carolina. His memorable musical experiences with the local Gullah people eventually inspired his magnum opus, the opera Porgy and Bess.Music featured:Summertime That Certain FeelingThree PreludesPiano Concerto in FHas Anyone Seen Joe The Real American Folk SongFascinating RhythmEmbraceable YouI Got RhythmI Got Rhythm VariationsSomeone to Watch Over MeRhapsody in BlueSecond RhapsodyAmerican in ParisStrike Up the Band OvertureCuban OvertureMy Man's Gone NowI Got Plenty of Nothin'Bess, You Is My Woman NowIt Ain’t Necessarily SoI Loves You PorgyCatfish Row SuitePresented by Donald MacleodProduced by Martin Williams For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for George Gershwin: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001tjn And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z


4 Jan 2019