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George Gershwin
(September 26, 1898 - July 11, 1937) U.S.A.

George Gershwin

Composer

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His real name was Jacob Gershovitz. Born in Brooklin, Gershwin may or may not have been gay; rumors still abound, although there's no indication in his biographies (not surprising, since until recently historians have ignored even well-known homosexuals in their books). Gershwin is probably America's most popular composer.

Although he wrote a number of orchestral works (the most famous being Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris), as well as the great American opera, Porgy and Bess. Gershwin is also well-known for his body of theatre and film songs, which were written in collaboration with his lyricist brother Ira. In 1935, he was named Honorary Academician of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

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George GershwinOrchestral works:

  • Rhapsody in Blue (1924)
  • American in paris (1928)
Opera:
  • Blue Monday (1922)
  • Porgy and Bess (1935)
Musical
  • Half past Eight (1918)
Songs:
  • The Man I Love
  • Somebody Loves Me
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