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George Gershwin:

About George Gershwin

George Gershwin was an American composer who combined classical music and jazz to create his own unique style. Gershwin wrote music for Broadway shows, movies, the concert hall, and opera. One of the people he liked to work with was his brother Ira, who wrote wonderful lyrics (words) for George Gershwin's songs.

Music heard in this episode:

Gershwin: Prelude #1
Gershwin: Sweet and Lowdown
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Summertime

Learn more about George Gershwin

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This Week's Quiz

George Gershwin was born in

 New York City

 Boston

 San Francisco

 Chicago

What was the name of George's brother who wrote the lyrics for his songs?

 John

 Robert

 Ira

 James

Which of Gershwin's compositions uses a taxi horn?

 Rhapsody in Blue

 Porgy and Bess

 American in Paris

 Piano Concerto

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

George Gershwin:

About George Gershwin

George Gershwin was an American composer who combined classical music and jazz to create his own unique style. Gershwin wrote music for Broadway shows, movies, the concert hall, and opera. One of the people he liked to work with was his brother Ira, who wrote wonderful lyrics (words) for George Gershwin's songs.

Music heard in this episode:

Gershwin: Prelude #1
Gershwin: Sweet and Lowdown
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Summertime

Learn more about George Gershwin

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

George Gershwin was born in

 New York City

 Boston

 San Francisco

 Chicago

What was the name of George's brother who wrote the lyrics for his songs?

 John

 Robert

 Ira

 James

Which of Gershwin's compositions uses a taxi horn?

 Rhapsody in Blue

 Porgy and Bess

 American in Paris

 Piano Concerto

 

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