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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 creating Rhapsody in Blue, best known as the theme song of United Airlines. He's also known for the opera Porgy and Bess, source of such famous songs as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So."

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.

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