American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Gershwin, George 1898-1937. American composer who brought jazz idiom to classical music forms in his orchestral works, such as Rhapsody in Blue (1924), and composed the scores for many musical comedies. His collaborations with his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896-1983), include the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).
- n. United States composer who incorporated jazz into classical forms and composed scores for musical comedies (1898-1937)
- n. United States lyricist who frequently collaborated with his brother George Gershwin (1896-1983)
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“But Gershwin is overdue for a fresh look, and that's the ensemble's specialty: turning familiar music on its head, providing context and fresh perspectives and generally pulling the rug out from under listeners.”
“Liz: For me it's the * tiny* viola solo in Gershwin's "American in Paris".”
“Park Square Theatre last produced this work 10 years ago, when it was called "Gershwin the Klezmer.”
“The brand new Uris Theater now called the Gershwin, the largest house on the Great White Way was being rigged for our big entrance, on the heels of an experimental show called "Dude" having just been the biggest bomb Broadway had yet seen at about a million bucks.”
“The focal point is, naturally, the Steinway and Sons concert grand piano, but you can't miss the enlarged, poster-sized sheet music covers from "Swanee," "The Goldwyn Follies," "Lady Be Good" and "Rhapsody in Blue," the virtuoso work probably best described as Gershwin's masterpiece.”
“Doug Wright wrote the script for the untitled Gershwin movie, which is one of three projects Spielberg is considering directing this year.”
“In 2007 the Library of Congress inaugurated an award called the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.”
“Read an excerpt More thorough biographies than Mr. Rimler's slender volume exist — Edward Jablonski's "Gershwin" at 436 pages, Howard Pollack's "George Gershwin: His Life and Work" weighing in at 882 pages — but for those of us interested less in the technical details of Gershwin's music and its performance than in the comet called George Gershwin that blazed briefly across American skies, Mr. Rimler is the astronomer of choice.”
“From a Mormon childhood in Utah to symphonic debuts at age 9 to being the first family simultaneously accepted into the prestigious Juilliard School, the five Brown siblings Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody and Ryan have not only proved their virtuosic chops but shown that young classical players can be a hit with equally young audiences playing standards such as Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," and pieces by Debussy and Rachmaninoff.”
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