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Music: George Gershwin

George Gershwin (26 September 1898 - 11 July 1937) was a composer of both jazz and classical music from the US remembered mainly for Rhapsody in Blue.

Tropes present in Gershwin's life and work:

  • Family Business: He worked with his brother Ira until he (George) tragically died from a brain tumor.
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: Porgy and Bess has been a victim of this. Depending on who one talks to, it's either demeaning to African-Americans or Fair for Its Day. Of course, it's still one of the most important US operas of the 20th century.
  • Throw It In: You know that famous clarinet glissando at the beginning of Rhapsody in Blue? It was a silly little musical prank that Gershwin liked so much that he wrote it into the score.

Irving BerlinThe Roaring TwentiesIgor Stravinsky
Ilan EshkeriComposersMichael Giacchino

alternative title(s): George Gershwin
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