Classics For Kids

Composers

George Gershwin

September 26, 1898 - July 11, 1937

Modern Period

Born in USA

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York. He taught himself to play the piano at a friend's house by following how the keys moved on a player piano. When the Gershwins finally got their own piano, George surprised everyone by sitting down and playing the songs he had learned by himself.

George liked to compose both classical and popular music, and found a unique way to combine the two. He composed his most famous work, Rhapsody in Blue, in 1924, the same year he also had a hit show on Broadway. Gershwin also wrote the opera Porgy and Bess. He is considered one of the greatest American composers.


Music by Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue: Andante

Duration: 5:34
Composed in 1924 (Modern Period)
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava); Richard Hayman, conductor


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 Classics For Kids

Composers

George Gershwin

September 26, 1898 - July 11, 1937

Modern Period

Born in USA

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York. He taught himself to play the piano at a friend's house by following how the keys moved on a player piano. When the Gershwins finally got their own piano, George surprised everyone by sitting down and playing the songs he had learned by himself.

George liked to compose both classical and popular music, and found a unique way to combine the two. He composed his most famous work, Rhapsody in Blue, in 1924, the same year he also had a hit show on Broadway. Gershwin also wrote the opera Porgy and Bess. He is considered one of the greatest American composers.


Music by Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue: Andante

Duration: 5:34
Composed in 1924 (Modern Period)
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava); Richard Hayman, conductor


Shows about Gershwin:

 

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