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    George Gershwin

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    George Gershwin is one of the greatest influences to American music in the 20th century. His compositions can be found throughout the entertainment world, ranging from Broadway to motion pictures. Though he had a short career, George Gershwin's music continues to bring inspiration and delight almost sixty years later. On September 26, 1898 George Gershwin was born to the Gershowitz family as Jacob Gershowitz. The Gershowitzs' were an immigrant family that lived in Brooklyn, NY at the time. His parents

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    George Gershwin

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    George Gershwin was born Jacob Gershowitz on September 26, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York. George began his professional career in "Tin Pan Alley," a location in New York City where aspiring composers and songwriters would bring their scores to a publisher trying to sell the tunes for cash. Two years after he started work for Jerome Remick, George had his first song published. "When You Want 'Em You Can't Get 'Em" was not an instantly famous, but it did begin to attract the attention of some of the Broadway

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    George Gershwin

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    the most influencial composers of the 1920’s was George Gershwin. Gershwin was the most celebrated and wealthiest American composers of the 1920’s. In this paper I will discuss Gershwin’s life as a child and his upbringing and how his music expressed the dreams of every American Citizen by mixing different styles of music like Jewish, black, jazz, classical, blues and put them into one genre and created absolute music. George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 26, 1898. As

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    THE TIMES OF GERSHWIN

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    George Gershwin is one of the most celebrated composers of modern times. He is Famous for bridging the gap between Jazz and Classical music, and developing a new kind of popular music that held a genuine, American voice. With such pieces as his Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F he has become the most widely played American composer of all time. Although he boats having one of the most recognizable names in modern music, many people do not truly know the story behind it all. The Early Years His

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    George Gershwin (1898-1937)

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    George Gershwin (1898-1937) George Gershwin, born in Brooklyn, New York on 26 September 1898, was born the second of four children of Morris and Rose Gershovitz, Russians who immigrated to New York in 1891. George and his family lived on Manhattan's lower east side in a poor Jewish community. After settling down in New York, his father changed the family name to Gershvin. It was George who later altered his last name to Gershwin when he entered the professional world of music. Most of his

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    Cheyenne Williams Mrs. Fish English 3 G-5 18 March 2014 George Gershwin: American Composer and Pianist George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. He expressed his times through his music. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, and the opera Porgy and Bess. His compositions have been adapted for use in many films and for television, and several became jazz standards recorded in many different ways. His compositional style

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    Early life George Gershwin (originally Jacob Gershvin) was born on September 26, in Brooklyn, New York to Russin-Jewish immigrants Rosa Gershvin, and Morris Gershvin. George was named after his grandfather Jakov Gershowitz. He grew up with his older brother, Ira, who was also musically inclined. Soon after the birth of Ira and George, the Gershwin family was blessed with two more children, Arthur and Frances. George Gershwin began playing music at a very young age, beginning when he was intrigued

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    The Ultimate Collection by George Gershwin George Gershwin's "The ultimate collection", is a compilation of Gershwin's greatest hits. The compilation is made out of two CD's; the first cd is Gershwins pieces sung by different jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and more… The second cd, is Gerswhin's famous pieces taken from musical shows such as Porgy and Bess, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban overture, Funny face and more. First Cd: The cd starts with the song "Strike

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    George Gershwin, also known as Jacob Gershowitz, was one of the most popular and significant American composers of all time. He was born on September 26, 1898, in Brooklyn NY and died on July 11, 1937, in Hollywood California. Gershwin wrote mostly for the Broadway musical theatre, but he also composed orchestral and piano compositions in which he blended the techniques and forms of classical music with the stylistic nuances and techniques of popular music and jazz. As a composer of jazz, opera and

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    The Life and Music of the Great George Gershwin Abigail Hill, Chamber Choir In September of 1898, Morris and Rose Gershowitz (previously Moishe Gershowitz and Roza Bruskina) welcomed their second child, Jacob Gershwine(which would have been pronounced 'Gershvin') into the world. Preceding him was his older brother Ira, in 1896; born later was Arthur in 1900and Frances in1906. Gershwin came from Russian-Jewish heritage; his grandfather, Jakov Gershowitz, had served as a mechanic for the Imperial Russian

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