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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer of both jazz and classical music remembered mainly for creating ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue]]'', best known nowadays as the theme song of United Airlines. He's also known for the {{opera}} ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'', source of such famous songs as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So." He composed the music for UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning play ''Theatre/OfTheeISing''.

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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer of both jazz and classical music remembered mainly for creating ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue]]'', ''Music/RhapsodyInBlue'', best known nowadays as the theme song of United Airlines. He's also known for the {{opera}} ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'', source of such famous songs as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So." He composed the music for UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning play ''Theatre/OfTheeISing''.



* BigApplesauce: Although Gershwin intended his [[{{Jazz}} jazz]] concerto ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue]]'' to be reflective of America, the song is associated with UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity above all. See Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Manhattan}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/Fantasia2000''.

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* BigApplesauce: Although Gershwin intended his [[{{Jazz}} jazz]] style concerto ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue]]'' ''Music/RhapsodyInBlue'' to be reflective of America, the song is associated with UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity above all. See Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Manhattan}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/Fantasia2000''.



* DramaticTimpani: In the opening of the first movement of ''[[Music/ConcertoInF Concerto in F]]''.

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* DramaticTimpani: In the opening of the first movement of ''[[Music/ConcertoInF the Concerto in F]]''.F.



* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Gershwin's orchestral tone poem ''[[Music/AnAmericanInParis An American in Paris]]'' includes automobile horns in its percussion section. The composer brought back four Parisian taxi horns to use in the premiere performance.

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* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Gershwin's orchestral tone poem ''[[Music/AnAmericanInParis An American in Paris]]'' ''Music/AnAmericanInParis'' includes automobile horns in its percussion section. The composer brought back four Parisian taxi horns to use in the premiere performance.



* {{Sequel}}: The ''Music/SecondRhapsody'' for piano and orchestra has this relationship to the more famous ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue]]''.

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* {{Sequel}}: The ''Music/SecondRhapsody'' Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra has this relationship to the more famous ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue]]''.''Music/RhapsodyInBlue''.



* TravelogueShow: Or travelogue piece in the case of the tone poem ''[[Music/AnAmericanInParis An American in Paris]]'' and the concert overture ''Music/CubanOverture''.

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* TravelogueShow: Or travelogue piece in the case of the tone poem ''[[Music/AnAmericanInParis An American in Paris]]'' ''Music/AnAmericanInParis'' and the concert overture ''Music/CubanOverture''.


George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer of both jazz and classical music remembered mainly for creating ''Rhapsody in Blue'', best known nowadays as the theme song of United Airlines. He's also known for the {{opera}} ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'', source of such famous songs as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So." He composed the music for UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning play ''Theatre/OfTheeISing''.

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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer of both jazz and classical music remembered mainly for creating ''Rhapsody ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue'', Blue]]'', best known nowadays as the theme song of United Airlines. He's also known for the {{opera}} ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'', source of such famous songs as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So." He composed the music for UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning play ''Theatre/OfTheeISing''.


* DrugsAreBad: Any character who gets addicted to "[[UnusualEuphemism Happy Dust]]" is going to have their life take a turn for the worse. Sportin' Life, a drug dealer / pimp, is portrayed as TheCorrupter.

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* DrugsAreBad: Seen in ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess''. Any character who gets addicted to "[[UnusualEuphemism Happy Dust]]" is going to have their life take a turn for the worse. Sportin' Life, a drug dealer / pimp, is portrayed as TheCorrupter.



* {{Sequel}}: The ''Music/SecondRhapsody'' for piano and orchestra has this relationship to the more famous ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue]]''.



* TravelogueShow: Or travelogue piece in the case of the tone poem ''[[Music/AnAmericanInParis An American in Paris]]''.

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* TravelogueShow: Or travelogue piece in the case of the tone poem ''[[Music/AnAmericanInParis An American in Paris]]''.Paris]]'' and the concert overture ''Music/CubanOverture''.


* DrugsAreBad: Any character who gets addicted to "[[UnusualEuphemism Happy Dust]]" is going to have their life take a turn for the worse. Sportin' Life, a drug dealer / pimp, is portrayed as TheCorrupter.



* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Gershwin's orchestral tone poem ''[[Music/AnAmericanInParis An American in Paris]]'' includes automobile horns in its percussion section. The composer brought back four Parisian taxi horns to use in the premiere performance.



* LoveTriangle: The rivalry between Porgy and Crown for Bess's affections is the primary plot focus of ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess''.
* MonochromeCasting: All of the singing roles in the opera ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'' are Black characters.
* NameAndName: Applies to the title of the opera ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess''.



* SongOfSongTitles: "Bidin My Time" lists off several 1920s pop songs.

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* SongOfSongTitles: "Bidin "Bidin' My Time" lists off several 1920s pop songs.songs.
* TravelogueShow: Or travelogue piece in the case of the tone poem ''[[Music/AnAmericanInParis An American in Paris]]''.


* BigApplesauce: Although Gershwin intended his [[{{Jazz}} jazz]] concerto ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue]]'' to be reflective of America, the song is associated with NewYorkCity above all. See Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Manhattan}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/Fantasia2000''.

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* BigApplesauce: Although Gershwin intended his [[{{Jazz}} jazz]] concerto ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue]]'' to be reflective of America, the song is associated with NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity above all. See Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Manhattan}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/Fantasia2000''.


* RevivalByCommercialization: ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue]]'' is probably best known today for its usage as United Airlines' official song.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In "They All Laughed". People didn't laugh at Columbus for saying the world was round; they laughed because he'd grossly underestimated its size.
* BigApplesauce: Although Gershwin intended his jazz concerto "Rhapsody in Blue" to be reflective of America, the song is associated with New York City above all. See Woody Allen's ''Manhattan'' or ''WesternAnimation/Fantasia2000''.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In "They All Laughed". Laughed." People didn't laugh at Columbus for saying the world was round; they laughed because he'd grossly underestimated its size.
* BigApplesauce: Although Gershwin intended his jazz [[{{Jazz}} jazz]] concerto "Rhapsody ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue" Blue]]'' to be reflective of America, the song is associated with New York City NewYorkCity above all. See Woody Allen's ''Manhattan'' Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Manhattan}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/Fantasia2000''.



* CryingLittleKid: The baby in "Summertime" is comforted not to cry.
* DramaticTimpani: In the opening of the first movement of "Concerto in F".
* EverythingHasRhythm: "I Got Rhythm".

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* CryingLittleKid: The baby in "Summertime" from ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'' is comforted so as not to cry.
* DramaticTimpani: In the opening of the first movement of "Concerto ''[[Music/ConcertoInF Concerto in F".
F]]''.
* EverythingHasRhythm: "I Got Rhythm".Rhythm."



* {{Jazz}}: His compositions were heavily influenced by jazz and Broadway musicals.
* LimitedLyricsSong: "A Foggy Day In London Town", again.

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* {{Jazz}}: His ClassicalMusic compositions were heavily influenced by jazz [[{{Jazz}} jazz]] and Broadway musicals.
* LimitedLyricsSong: "A Foggy Day In London Town", Town," again.



* OddFriendship: Gershwin and serial composer Music/ArnoldSchoenberg became close friends. They painted each others portraits and regularly played tennis together.



* RevivalByCommercialization: "Rhapsody in Blue" is best known today for its usage as United Airlines' official song.

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* RevivalByCommercialization: "Rhapsody ''[[Music/RhapsodyInBlue Rhapsody in Blue" Blue]]'' is probably best known today for its usage as United Airlines' official song.



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->''"I like to think of music as an emotional science."''


* BigApplesauce: Although Gershwin intended his jazz concerto "Rhapsody in Blue" to be reflective of America, the song is associated with New York City above all. See Woody Allen's ''Manhattan'' or ''Disney/Fantasia2000''.

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* BigApplesauce: Although Gershwin intended his jazz concerto "Rhapsody in Blue" to be reflective of America, the song is associated with New York City above all. See Woody Allen's ''Manhattan'' or ''Disney/Fantasia2000''.''WesternAnimation/Fantasia2000''.


* FamilyBusiness: He worked with his brother Ira until he (George) tragically died from a brain tumor. Ira was the lyricist to George's composer.

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* FamilyBusiness: He worked with his His brother Ira was his lyricist, and the two worked together until he (George) tragically George died from of a brain tumor. Ira was the lyricist to George's composer.tumor.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In "Who's Got the Last Laugh Now". People didn't laugh at Columbus for saying the world was round; they laughed because he'd grossly underestimated the size.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In "Who's Got the Last Laugh Now". "They All Laughed". People didn't laugh at Columbus for saying the world was round; they laughed because he'd grossly underestimated the its size.


* BigApplesauce: Although Gershwin intended his jazz concerto "Rhapsody in Blue" to be reflective of America, the song is associated with New York City above all. See Woody Allen's ''Manhattan'' or ''Fantasia2000''.

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* BigApplesauce: Although Gershwin intended his jazz concerto "Rhapsody in Blue" to be reflective of America, the song is associated with New York City above all. See Woody Allen's ''Manhattan'' or ''Fantasia2000''.''Disney/Fantasia2000''.


George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer of both jazz and classical music remembered mainly for creating ''Rhapsody in Blue'', best known nowadays as the theme song of United Airlines. He's also known for the {{opera}} ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'', source of such famous songs as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So."

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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer of both jazz and classical music remembered mainly for creating ''Rhapsody in Blue'', best known nowadays as the theme song of United Airlines. He's also known for the {{opera}} ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'', source of such famous songs as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So."
" He composed the music for UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning play ''Theatre/OfTheeISing''.


George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer of both jazz and classical music remembered mainly for creating ''Rhapsody in Blue'', best known as the theme song of United Airlines. He's also known for the {{opera}} ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'', source of such famous songs as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So."

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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer of both jazz and classical music remembered mainly for creating ''Rhapsody in Blue'', best known nowadays as the theme song of United Airlines. He's also known for the {{opera}} ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'', source of such famous songs as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So."

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