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George Gershwin
1898-1937

George looks over his sheet music
George Gershwin. [Online Image] Available http://www.cmgww.com/music/gershwin/photo1.html, June 8, 2001.

Listen to Rhapsody in Blue

" My people are Americans.  My time is today...."


George Gershwin was born in 1898 and died at the young age of 39 in 1937.  In spite of his short life, he produced some of America's best known and best loved music.  His best known works include the orchestral works Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, the opera Porgy and Bess, and pop tunes I Got Rhythm, and Swannee.

Gershwin's music is hard to catagorize because he used elements of pop, jazz, and classical styles.  What is undeniable is that George Gershwin is considered one of the greatest composers of the Twentieth Century.

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