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George Gershwin

George Gershwin was an American composer, who is mostly known due to his combinations of classical and popular music genres.

George Gershwin grew up in a poor neighbourhood in New York. His parents were Russian immigrants who had trouble making ends meet. They did, however, decide to purchase an old piano so Ira Gershwin could study to become a musician. Yet, it turned out not Ira, but his younger brother George showed remarkable talent. Ira applied himself to writing song lyrics and together the Gershwin brothers became absolute greats in the world of 20th century musicals. Nowadays, George's compositions are still relevant, as is evidenced by the many performances of his Rhapsody in Blue from 1924. But the best example is the ageless Summtertime, which has been covered a countless number of times by a countless number of artists. 

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Hans Lüdemann | Reiner Winterschladen
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Cathy Segal-Garcia & Phillip Strange
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Geoffrey Simon
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Hal Galper Trio
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Cantilène Live Recordings Spannungen Festival 2017
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Edition Klavier - Festival Ruhr Vol. 36, „The Americas“ and a new Melodram
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Leszek Możdżer | Iiro Rantala | Michael Wollny
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VII (vinyl)
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Calefax / Cora Burggraaf
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The Spirit Of Turtle [Longbox]
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Liza Ferschtman / Mario Venzago / Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam
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Aurelia Saxophone Quartet