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George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue


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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

About George Gershwin

George Gershwin was an American composer who combined classical music and jazz to create his own unique style. Gershwin wrote music for Broadway shows, movies, the concert hall, and opera. One of the people he liked to work with was his brother Ira, who wrote wonderful lyrics (words) for George Gershwin's songs.

Track list:
Gershwin: Prelude #1
Gershwin: Sweet and Lowdown
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin: Letís Call the Whole Thing Off
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Summertime

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. George Gershwin was born in

New York City


San Francisco


2.What was the name of George's brother who wrote the lyrics for his songs?





3. Which of Gershwin's compositions uses a taxi horn?

Rhapsody in Blue

Porgy and Bess

American in Paris

Piano Concerto

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