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George  Gershwin

Né: 26 septembre 1898
Mort: 11 juillet 1937
Pays d'origine: Etats Unis d' Amérique
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Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-14 | Strasbourg (France), Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Salle Erasme — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-15 | Strasbourg (France), Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Salle Erasme — 20:00

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York, the second of four children from a close-knit Russian Jewish immigrant family. At the age of 16, the young George quit school and began his musical career as a song-plugger on New York's Tin Pan Alley. He was soon writing his own songs and his first published work "When You Want ‘Em, You Can't Get ‘Em", demonstrated innovative new songwriting techniques and earned him all of five dollars. Soon after, however, he met a young lyricist named Irving Ceaser and together they would compose a long list of popular songs including "Swanee," which scored Gershwin his first big national hit.

"Swanee" would be followed in short order by a series of nearly forty-five more songs; among them "Somebody Loves Me" and "Stairway to Paradise," as well as the twenty-five-minute opera, "Blue Monday." Composed in five days, "Blue Monday," though a work of Gershwin juvenilia, offered hints of great musical development to come.

Gershwin's first collaboration with his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin, produced the Broadway hit "Lady Be Good" which included such standards as "Fascinating Rhythm" and "The Man I Love." It was the beginning of a partnership that would continue for the rest of the composer's life and would elevate the musical comedy to an American art form. Musicals including "Oh Kay!" and "Funny Face", starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele, were created increasingly alongside more serious symphonic works as Gershwin aimed to make his mark in the concert world.

Gershwin's jazz-influenced Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra premiered in New York's Aeolian Hall at a concert entitled "An Experiment in Music" when the composer was still in his twenties. It would prove to be his most popular symphonic work. Among those in attendance at the premiere were Jascha Heifitz, Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Stokowski, Serge Rachmaninov, and Igor Stravinsky. Gershwin followed this success with his Piano Concerto in F and the now legendary tone poem An American in Paris which he wrote during an extended stay in Paris. French music, in particular the composers Debussy and Ravel, would prove to have a lasting influence on Gershwin's classical music. Critics were often at a loss as to where to place Gershwin's classical music in the standard repertoire and some simply dismissed him, but the music always found favor with the general public. He was very soon widely acclaimed in the concert world as piano virtuoso, conductor and composer.

Back on Broadway, George and Ira Gershwin continued to experiment with novel ideas and their hit show Of Thee I Sing dealt pointedly with social issues of the time, becoming the first musical comedy to win the Pulitzer Prize. This feat was soon followed by the premiere of Gershwin's folk opera and most ambitious work to date Porgy and Bess which had only moderate success. Now recognized as one of the seminal works of American opera, it includes such timeless favorites as "It Ain't Necessarily So," "I Loves You, Porgy," and "Summertime."

Shortly after the premiere of Porgy and Bess, Gershwin moved to Hollywood to score a series of successful films but while there became ill. At the time of his premature death at the age of 38, Gershwin had plans to return to New York and was contemplating work on a new symphony, opera, and ballet. These compositions were not to be. Today he remains one of America's, indeed one of the world's, most beloved composers.

Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-14 | Strasbourg (France), Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Salle Erasme — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-15 | Strasbourg (France), Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Salle Erasme — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Steven Sloane
Orchestre: Bochumer Symphoniker
2019-11-16 | Bochum (Allemagne), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Steven Sloane
Orchestre: Bochumer Symphoniker
2019-11-16 | Bochum (Allemagne), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Yasufumi Shimano
Orchestre: Obu-shi Musikverein Orchestra
2019-11-17 | Obu (Japon), Obu-shi Kinro Bunka Kaikan — 13:30
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-18 | Essen (Allemagne), Saalbau — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-19 | Frankfurt/Main (Allemagne), Alte Oper — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-20 | Düsseldorf (Allemagne), Tonhalle — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-21 | Hamburg (Allemagne), Elphilharmonie — 20:00
Orchestre: EUMS Sinfonia
2019-11-22 | Edinburgh (Royaume Uni), Greyfriars Kirk
Chef d'orchestre: Takuo Yuasa
Orchestre: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2019-11-22 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música — 21:00
Chef d'orchestre: Leo Patsalides
Orchestre: Amati Orchestra
2019-11-23 | London (Royaume Uni), Holy Trinity Church, Sloane St. — 19.39
Chef d'orchestre: Jamie Philips
Orchestre: Cambridge University Musical Society
2019-11-23 | Cambri9dge (Royaume Uni), West Road Concert Hall
Chef d'orchestre: Takuo Yuasa
Orchestre: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2019-11-24 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música — 12:00
Chef d'orchestre: Jaan Ots
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-11-28 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonian Music Academy Concert Hall — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Geir Tore Larsen
Orchestre: Hedmarken Symfoniorkester
2019-11-29 | Hamar (Norvège), kulturhus
Chef d'orchestre: Jaan Ots
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-11-29 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonian Music Academy Concert Hall — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kosuke Nakaya
Orchestre: Tokyo Syomin Orchestra
2019-11-30 | Tokyo (Japon), Nishiarai Bunka Hall — 18:00
Chef d'orchestre: Geir Tore Larsen
Orchestre: Hedmarken Symfoniorkester
2019-12-01 | Sand (Norvège)
Orchestre: Pannon Philharmonic Pécs
2019-12-04 | Pécs (Hongrie)
Chef d'orchestre: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestre: Hallé Orchestra
2019-12-05 | Manchester (Royaume Uni), The Bridgewater Hall — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Julian Clayton
Orchestre: Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
2019-12-07 | London (Royaume Uni), Milton Court — 16.00
Chef d'orchestre: Takeshi Kuse
Orchestre: TBSK Orchestra
2019-12-08 | Tokyo (Japon), Tower Hall Funabori — 14:00
Chef d'orchestre: Tomohiro Oura
Orchestre: Ichikawa Symphony Orchstra
2019-12-08 | Ichikawa (Japon), Ichikawa City Cultural Hall — 14:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kimmo Tullila
Orchestre: Tampereen Akateeminen Sinfoniaorkesteri
2019-12-10 | Tampere (Finlande), University Hall — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kimmo Tullila
Orchestre: Tampereen Akateeminen Sinfoniaorkesteri
2019-12-10 | Tampere (Finlande), University Hall — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: John Wilson
Orchestre: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk
2019-12-12 | München (Allemagne), Residenz — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Ion Marin
Orchestre: Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León
2019-12-12 | Mascate (Espagne), Opera Real — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: John Wilson
Orchestre: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk
2019-12-13 | München (Allemagne), Residenz — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-13 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonia kontserdisaal — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-13 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonia kontserdisaal — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-13 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonia kontserdisaal — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-13 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonia kontserdisaal — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Jesko Sirvend
Orchestre: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2019-12-13 | Düsseldorf (Allemagne), Tonhalle, Mendelssohn-Saal — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Ion Marin
Orchestre: Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León
2019-12-13 | Mascate (Espagne), Opera Real — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-14 | Tartu (Estonie), Vanemuise kontserdimaja — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-14 | Tartu (Estonie), Vanemuise kontserdimaja — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Levon Parikian
Orchestre: Brent Symphony Orchestra
2019-12-14 | London (Royaume Uni), St Martin's Church
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-14 | Tartu (Estonie), Vanemuise kontserdimaja — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-14 | Tartu (Estonie), Vanemuise kontserdimaja — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Tiago Oliveira
Orchestre: Orquestra Académica da Universidade de Lisboa
2019-12-14 | Lisboa (Portugal), Reitoria da Universidade, Aula Magna
Chef d'orchestre: Levon Parikian
Orchestre: Brent Symphony Orchestra
2019-12-14 | London (Royaume Uni), St Martin's Church — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Jesko Sirvend
Orchestre: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2019-12-15 | Düsseldorf (Allemagne), Tonhalle, Mendelssohn-Saal — 11:00
Chef d'orchestre: Jesko Sirvend
Orchestre: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2019-12-16 | Düsseldorf (Allemagne), Tonhalle, Mendelssohn-Saal — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Jane Ching-ying Chan
Orchestre: Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra
2019-12-20 | Hong Kong (Chin. Sonderverwaltungszone), Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Chef d'orchestre: Jane Ching-ying Chan
Orchestre: Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra
2019-12-20 | Hong Kong (Chin. Sonderverwaltungszone), Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-29 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-29 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-30 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-30 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-31 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 17:15
Chef d'orchestre: Nicholas Kok
Orchestre: Sinfonia Viva
2019-12-31 | Nottingham (Royaume Uni), Royal Concert Hall — 18.00
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2019-12-31 | Hamm (Allemagne), Kurhaus — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2019-12-31 | Hamm (Allemagne), Kurhaus — 16:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-31 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 17:15
Chef d'orchestre: Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
2019-12-31 | Paris (France), Auditorium de Radio France — 20.00
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-01 | Bad Salzuflen (Allemagne), Konzerthalle
Chef d'orchestre: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestre: Dortmunder Philharmoniker
2020-01-01 | Dortmund (Allemagne), Konzerthaus
Chef d'orchestre: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestre: Dortmunder Philharmoniker
2020-01-01 | Dortmund (Allemagne), Konzerthaus
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-02 | Paderhalle (Allemagne), Paderborn
Chef d'orchestre: Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
2020-01-02 | Paris (France), Auditorium de Radio France — 20.00
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-04 | Minden (Allemagne), Stadttheater
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-05 | Bünde (Allemagne), Stadtgarten
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-08 | Herford (Allemagne), Stadtpark, Schützenhof
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-09 | Brakel (Allemagne), Stadthalle
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-10 | Rietberg (Allemagne), Cultura
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-12 | Bad Oeynhausen (Allemagne), Theater im Park — 11:00
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-12 | Schloss Holte (Allemagne), Gymnasium — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Robert Kružík
Orchestre: Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů
2020-01-23 | Zlín (République tchèque), Congress Centre
Chef d'orchestre: Robert Moody
Orchestre: Memphis Symphony Orchestra
2020-02-08 | Memphis,TN (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Cannon Center
Chef d'orchestre: STUART MALINA
Orchestre: The Florida Orchestra
2020-02-14 | Tampa,FL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Straz Center: Ferguson Hall
Chef d'orchestre: STUART MALINA
Orchestre: The Florida Orchestra
2020-02-15 | St. Petersburg,F (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Mahaffey Theater
Chef d'orchestre: STUART MALINA
Orchestre: The Florida Orchestra
2020-02-16 | Clearwater,FL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Ruth Eckerd Hall
Chef d'orchestre: STUART MALINA
Orchestre: The Florida Orchestra
2020-02-18 | Avon Park,FL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), South Florida State College
Chef d'orchestre: Garrett Keast
Orchestre: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2020-02-22 | Mannheim (Allemagne), Rosengarten
Chef d'orchestre: Garrett Keast
Orchestre: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2020-02-23 | Pirmasens (Allemagne), Festhalle
Chef d'orchestre: Mario Venzago
Orchestre: Dortmunder Philharmoniker
2020-03-03 | Dortmund (Allemagne), Konzerthaus
Chef d'orchestre: Mario Venzago
Orchestre: Dortmunder Philharmoniker
2020-03-04 | Dortmund (Allemagne), Konzerthaus
Chef d'orchestre: Markus L. Frank
Orchestre: Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau
2020-03-05 | Dessau (Allemagne), Anhaltisches Theater — 19:30
Chef d'orchestre: Markus L. Frank
Orchestre: Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau
2020-03-06 | Dessau (Allemagne), Anhaltisches Theater — 19:30
Orchestre: Western Piedmont Symphony
2020-03-07 | Hickory,NC (Etats Unis d' Amérique), P.E. Monroe Auditorium
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-12 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-12 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-14 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-14 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-17 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-17 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Edward Venn
Orchestre: York Symphony Orchestra
2020-04-04 | York (Royaume Uni), Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Stuart Malina
Orchestre: The Florida Orchestra
2020-05-07 | St. Petersburg,FL (Etats Unis d' Amérique)
Chef d'orchestre: Paul Hilliam
Orchestre: Rutland Sinfonia
2020-05-09 | Oudle (Royaume Uni), St Peter's Church — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Sarah Ioannides
Orchestre: Tacoma Symphony Orchestra
2020-05-23 | Tacoma,WA (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Pantages Theater
Chef d'orchestre: Eugene Monteith
Orchestre: Bath Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-06 | Bradford-on-Avon (Royaume Uni), Wiltshire Music Centre
Chef d'orchestre: Sir Simon Rattle
Orchestre: London Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-06 | London (Royaume Uni), Barbican — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Eugene Monteith
Orchestre: Bath Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-06 | Bradford-on-Avon (Royaume Uni), Wiltshire Music Centre
Chef d'orchestre: Sir Simon Rattle
Orchestre: London Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-06 | London (Royaume Uni), Barbican — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Sir Simon Rattle
Orchestre: London Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-06 | London (Royaume Uni), Barbican — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Robert Hodge
Orchestre: City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-20 | Cambridge (Royaume Uni), West Road Concert Hall — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Andrew Parnell
Orchestre: Wymondham Symphony Orchestra
2020-07-04 | Norfolk (Royaume Uni), Wymondham Abbey — 19.30

Gallery

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  1. Prelude No.2 in C sharp minor

    Prelude No.2 in C sharp minor

    from: 3 Preludes
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 20573 Q55
    1,99 €  *
  2. Rhapsody in Blue

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Heumann, Hans-Günter
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 20764 Q7603
    2,99 €  *
  3. Summertime

    Summertime

    from "Porgy And Bess"
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Ecrivain : Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation : trumpet
    Édition : with appended piano part
    Langue : englisch
    N° Réf. : ED 21320 Q13564
    1,99 €  *
  4. Prelude No. 2

    Prelude No. 2

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Birtel, Wolfgang
    Instrumentation : viola and piano
    N° Réf. : ED 21697 Q23115
    2,99 €  *
  5. Short Story

    Short Story

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Dushkin, Samuel
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    N° Réf. : ED 20423 Q25666
    2,99 €  *
  6. I Got Rhythm

    I Got Rhythm

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Gerlitz, Carsten
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 20741 Q25710
    2,99 €  *
  7. Prelude No. 2

    Prelude No. 2

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Birtel, Wolfgang
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    N° Réf. : ED 21563 Q40331
    2,99 €  *
  8. Trois préludes

    Trois préludes

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED0 9809 Q6630
    5,99 €  *
  9. 3 Preludes

    3 Preludes

    arranged for Organ after the Piano Pieces
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Sach, Ralf
    Instrumentation : organ
    N° Réf. : ED 20587 Q7012
    12,99 €  *
  10. Summertime

    Summertime

    from "Porgy and Bess"
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Birtel, Wolfgang
    Instrumentation : string quartet (double bass ad libitum)
    Édition : Partition et parties
    Langue : anglais - allemand
    N° Réf. : ED 20798 Q7171
    17,99 €  *

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Profil

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York, the second of four children from a close-knit Russian Jewish immigrant family. At the age of 16, the young George quit school and began his musical career as a song-plugger on New York's Tin Pan Alley. He was soon writing his own songs and his first published work "When You Want ‘Em, You Can't Get ‘Em", demonstrated innovative new songwriting techniques and earned him all of five dollars. Soon after, however, he met a young lyricist named Irving Ceaser and together they would compose a long list of popular songs including "Swanee," which scored Gershwin his first big national hit.

"Swanee" would be followed in short order by a series of nearly forty-five more songs; among them "Somebody Loves Me" and "Stairway to Paradise," as well as the twenty-five-minute opera, "Blue Monday." Composed in five days, "Blue Monday," though a work of Gershwin juvenilia, offered hints of great musical development to come.

Gershwin's first collaboration with his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin, produced the Broadway hit "Lady Be Good" which included such standards as "Fascinating Rhythm" and "The Man I Love." It was the beginning of a partnership that would continue for the rest of the composer's life and would elevate the musical comedy to an American art form. Musicals including "Oh Kay!" and "Funny Face", starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele, were created increasingly alongside more serious symphonic works as Gershwin aimed to make his mark in the concert world.

Gershwin's jazz-influenced Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra premiered in New York's Aeolian Hall at a concert entitled "An Experiment in Music" when the composer was still in his twenties. It would prove to be his most popular symphonic work. Among those in attendance at the premiere were Jascha Heifitz, Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Stokowski, Serge Rachmaninov, and Igor Stravinsky. Gershwin followed this success with his Piano Concerto in F and the now legendary tone poem An American in Paris which he wrote during an extended stay in Paris. French music, in particular the composers Debussy and Ravel, would prove to have a lasting influence on Gershwin's classical music. Critics were often at a loss as to where to place Gershwin's classical music in the standard repertoire and some simply dismissed him, but the music always found favor with the general public. He was very soon widely acclaimed in the concert world as piano virtuoso, conductor and composer.

Back on Broadway, George and Ira Gershwin continued to experiment with novel ideas and their hit show Of Thee I Sing dealt pointedly with social issues of the time, becoming the first musical comedy to win the Pulitzer Prize. This feat was soon followed by the premiere of Gershwin's folk opera and most ambitious work to date Porgy and Bess which had only moderate success. Now recognized as one of the seminal works of American opera, it includes such timeless favorites as "It Ain't Necessarily So," "I Loves You, Porgy," and "Summertime."

Shortly after the premiere of Porgy and Bess, Gershwin moved to Hollywood to score a series of successful films but while there became ill. At the time of his premature death at the age of 38, Gershwin had plans to return to New York and was contemplating work on a new symphony, opera, and ballet. These compositions were not to be. Today he remains one of America's, indeed one of the world's, most beloved composers.

œuvre
Représentations
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-14 | Strasbourg (France), Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Salle Erasme — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-15 | Strasbourg (France), Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Salle Erasme — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Steven Sloane
Orchestre: Bochumer Symphoniker
2019-11-16 | Bochum (Allemagne), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Steven Sloane
Orchestre: Bochumer Symphoniker
2019-11-16 | Bochum (Allemagne), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Yasufumi Shimano
Orchestre: Obu-shi Musikverein Orchestra
2019-11-17 | Obu (Japon), Obu-shi Kinro Bunka Kaikan — 13:30
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-18 | Essen (Allemagne), Saalbau — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-19 | Frankfurt/Main (Allemagne), Alte Oper — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-20 | Düsseldorf (Allemagne), Tonhalle — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Marko Letonja
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2019-11-21 | Hamburg (Allemagne), Elphilharmonie — 20:00
Orchestre: EUMS Sinfonia
2019-11-22 | Edinburgh (Royaume Uni), Greyfriars Kirk
Chef d'orchestre: Takuo Yuasa
Orchestre: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2019-11-22 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música — 21:00
Chef d'orchestre: Leo Patsalides
Orchestre: Amati Orchestra
2019-11-23 | London (Royaume Uni), Holy Trinity Church, Sloane St. — 19.39
Chef d'orchestre: Jamie Philips
Orchestre: Cambridge University Musical Society
2019-11-23 | Cambri9dge (Royaume Uni), West Road Concert Hall
Chef d'orchestre: Takuo Yuasa
Orchestre: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2019-11-24 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música — 12:00
Chef d'orchestre: Jaan Ots
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-11-28 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonian Music Academy Concert Hall — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Geir Tore Larsen
Orchestre: Hedmarken Symfoniorkester
2019-11-29 | Hamar (Norvège), kulturhus
Chef d'orchestre: Jaan Ots
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-11-29 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonian Music Academy Concert Hall — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kosuke Nakaya
Orchestre: Tokyo Syomin Orchestra
2019-11-30 | Tokyo (Japon), Nishiarai Bunka Hall — 18:00
Chef d'orchestre: Geir Tore Larsen
Orchestre: Hedmarken Symfoniorkester
2019-12-01 | Sand (Norvège)
Orchestre: Pannon Philharmonic Pécs
2019-12-04 | Pécs (Hongrie)
Chef d'orchestre: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestre: Hallé Orchestra
2019-12-05 | Manchester (Royaume Uni), The Bridgewater Hall — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Julian Clayton
Orchestre: Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
2019-12-07 | London (Royaume Uni), Milton Court — 16.00
Chef d'orchestre: Takeshi Kuse
Orchestre: TBSK Orchestra
2019-12-08 | Tokyo (Japon), Tower Hall Funabori — 14:00
Chef d'orchestre: Tomohiro Oura
Orchestre: Ichikawa Symphony Orchstra
2019-12-08 | Ichikawa (Japon), Ichikawa City Cultural Hall — 14:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kimmo Tullila
Orchestre: Tampereen Akateeminen Sinfoniaorkesteri
2019-12-10 | Tampere (Finlande), University Hall — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kimmo Tullila
Orchestre: Tampereen Akateeminen Sinfoniaorkesteri
2019-12-10 | Tampere (Finlande), University Hall — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: John Wilson
Orchestre: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk
2019-12-12 | München (Allemagne), Residenz — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Ion Marin
Orchestre: Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León
2019-12-12 | Mascate (Espagne), Opera Real — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: John Wilson
Orchestre: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk
2019-12-13 | München (Allemagne), Residenz — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-13 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonia kontserdisaal — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-13 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonia kontserdisaal — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-13 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonia kontserdisaal — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-13 | Tallinn (Estonie), Estonia kontserdisaal — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Jesko Sirvend
Orchestre: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2019-12-13 | Düsseldorf (Allemagne), Tonhalle, Mendelssohn-Saal — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Ion Marin
Orchestre: Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León
2019-12-13 | Mascate (Espagne), Opera Real — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-14 | Tartu (Estonie), Vanemuise kontserdimaja — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-14 | Tartu (Estonie), Vanemuise kontserdimaja — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Levon Parikian
Orchestre: Brent Symphony Orchestra
2019-12-14 | London (Royaume Uni), St Martin's Church
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-14 | Tartu (Estonie), Vanemuise kontserdimaja — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Wayne Marshall
Orchestre: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)
2019-12-14 | Tartu (Estonie), Vanemuise kontserdimaja — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Tiago Oliveira
Orchestre: Orquestra Académica da Universidade de Lisboa
2019-12-14 | Lisboa (Portugal), Reitoria da Universidade, Aula Magna
Chef d'orchestre: Levon Parikian
Orchestre: Brent Symphony Orchestra
2019-12-14 | London (Royaume Uni), St Martin's Church — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Jesko Sirvend
Orchestre: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2019-12-15 | Düsseldorf (Allemagne), Tonhalle, Mendelssohn-Saal — 11:00
Chef d'orchestre: Jesko Sirvend
Orchestre: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2019-12-16 | Düsseldorf (Allemagne), Tonhalle, Mendelssohn-Saal — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Jane Ching-ying Chan
Orchestre: Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra
2019-12-20 | Hong Kong (Chin. Sonderverwaltungszone), Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Chef d'orchestre: Jane Ching-ying Chan
Orchestre: Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra
2019-12-20 | Hong Kong (Chin. Sonderverwaltungszone), Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-29 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-29 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-30 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-30 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 20:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-31 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 17:15
Chef d'orchestre: Nicholas Kok
Orchestre: Sinfonia Viva
2019-12-31 | Nottingham (Royaume Uni), Royal Concert Hall — 18.00
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2019-12-31 | Hamm (Allemagne), Kurhaus — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2019-12-31 | Hamm (Allemagne), Kurhaus — 16:00
Chef d'orchestre: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestre: Berliner Philharmoniker
2019-12-31 | Berlin (Allemagne), Philharmonie — 17:15
Chef d'orchestre: Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
2019-12-31 | Paris (France), Auditorium de Radio France — 20.00
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-01 | Bad Salzuflen (Allemagne), Konzerthalle
Chef d'orchestre: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestre: Dortmunder Philharmoniker
2020-01-01 | Dortmund (Allemagne), Konzerthaus
Chef d'orchestre: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestre: Dortmunder Philharmoniker
2020-01-01 | Dortmund (Allemagne), Konzerthaus
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-02 | Paderhalle (Allemagne), Paderborn
Chef d'orchestre: Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestre: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
2020-01-02 | Paris (France), Auditorium de Radio France — 20.00
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-04 | Minden (Allemagne), Stadttheater
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-05 | Bünde (Allemagne), Stadtgarten
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-08 | Herford (Allemagne), Stadtpark, Schützenhof
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-09 | Brakel (Allemagne), Stadthalle
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-10 | Rietberg (Allemagne), Cultura
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-12 | Bad Oeynhausen (Allemagne), Theater im Park — 11:00
Chef d'orchestre: Markus Huber
Orchestre: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2020-01-12 | Schloss Holte (Allemagne), Gymnasium — 19:00
Chef d'orchestre: Robert Kružík
Orchestre: Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů
2020-01-23 | Zlín (République tchèque), Congress Centre
Chef d'orchestre: Robert Moody
Orchestre: Memphis Symphony Orchestra
2020-02-08 | Memphis,TN (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Cannon Center
Chef d'orchestre: STUART MALINA
Orchestre: The Florida Orchestra
2020-02-14 | Tampa,FL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Straz Center: Ferguson Hall
Chef d'orchestre: STUART MALINA
Orchestre: The Florida Orchestra
2020-02-15 | St. Petersburg,F (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Mahaffey Theater
Chef d'orchestre: STUART MALINA
Orchestre: The Florida Orchestra
2020-02-16 | Clearwater,FL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Ruth Eckerd Hall
Chef d'orchestre: STUART MALINA
Orchestre: The Florida Orchestra
2020-02-18 | Avon Park,FL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), South Florida State College
Chef d'orchestre: Garrett Keast
Orchestre: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2020-02-22 | Mannheim (Allemagne), Rosengarten
Chef d'orchestre: Garrett Keast
Orchestre: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2020-02-23 | Pirmasens (Allemagne), Festhalle
Chef d'orchestre: Mario Venzago
Orchestre: Dortmunder Philharmoniker
2020-03-03 | Dortmund (Allemagne), Konzerthaus
Chef d'orchestre: Mario Venzago
Orchestre: Dortmunder Philharmoniker
2020-03-04 | Dortmund (Allemagne), Konzerthaus
Chef d'orchestre: Markus L. Frank
Orchestre: Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau
2020-03-05 | Dessau (Allemagne), Anhaltisches Theater — 19:30
Chef d'orchestre: Markus L. Frank
Orchestre: Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau
2020-03-06 | Dessau (Allemagne), Anhaltisches Theater — 19:30
Orchestre: Western Piedmont Symphony
2020-03-07 | Hickory,NC (Etats Unis d' Amérique), P.E. Monroe Auditorium
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-12 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-12 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-14 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-14 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-17 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Andrè de Ridder
Orchestre: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-17 | Chicago,IL (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Symphony Center
Chef d'orchestre: Edward Venn
Orchestre: York Symphony Orchestra
2020-04-04 | York (Royaume Uni), Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Stuart Malina
Orchestre: The Florida Orchestra
2020-05-07 | St. Petersburg,FL (Etats Unis d' Amérique)
Chef d'orchestre: Paul Hilliam
Orchestre: Rutland Sinfonia
2020-05-09 | Oudle (Royaume Uni), St Peter's Church — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Sarah Ioannides
Orchestre: Tacoma Symphony Orchestra
2020-05-23 | Tacoma,WA (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Pantages Theater
Chef d'orchestre: Eugene Monteith
Orchestre: Bath Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-06 | Bradford-on-Avon (Royaume Uni), Wiltshire Music Centre
Chef d'orchestre: Sir Simon Rattle
Orchestre: London Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-06 | London (Royaume Uni), Barbican — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Eugene Monteith
Orchestre: Bath Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-06 | Bradford-on-Avon (Royaume Uni), Wiltshire Music Centre
Chef d'orchestre: Sir Simon Rattle
Orchestre: London Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-06 | London (Royaume Uni), Barbican — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Sir Simon Rattle
Orchestre: London Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-06 | London (Royaume Uni), Barbican — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Robert Hodge
Orchestre: City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
2020-06-20 | Cambridge (Royaume Uni), West Road Concert Hall — 19.30
Chef d'orchestre: Andrew Parnell
Orchestre: Wymondham Symphony Orchestra
2020-07-04 | Norfolk (Royaume Uni), Wymondham Abbey — 19.30
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Produits

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  1. Prelude No.2 in C sharp minor

    Prelude No.2 in C sharp minor

    from: 3 Preludes
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 20573 Q55
    1,99 €  *
  2. Rhapsody in Blue

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Heumann, Hans-Günter
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 20764 Q7603
    2,99 €  *
  3. Summertime

    Summertime

    from "Porgy And Bess"
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Ecrivain : Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation : trumpet
    Édition : with appended piano part
    Langue : englisch
    N° Réf. : ED 21320 Q13564
    1,99 €  *
  4. Prelude No. 2

    Prelude No. 2

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Birtel, Wolfgang
    Instrumentation : viola and piano
    N° Réf. : ED 21697 Q23115
    2,99 €  *
  5. Short Story

    Short Story

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Dushkin, Samuel
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    N° Réf. : ED 20423 Q25666
    2,99 €  *
  6. I Got Rhythm

    I Got Rhythm

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Gerlitz, Carsten
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 20741 Q25710
    2,99 €  *
  7. Prelude No. 2

    Prelude No. 2

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Birtel, Wolfgang
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    N° Réf. : ED 21563 Q40331
    2,99 €  *
  8. Trois préludes

    Trois préludes

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED0 9809 Q6630
    5,99 €  *
  9. 3 Preludes

    3 Preludes

    arranged for Organ after the Piano Pieces
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Sach, Ralf
    Instrumentation : organ
    N° Réf. : ED 20587 Q7012
    12,99 €  *
  10. Summertime

    Summertime

    from "Porgy and Bess"
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Gershwin, George
    Adaptateur : Birtel, Wolfgang
    Instrumentation : string quartet (double bass ad libitum)
    Édition : Partition et parties
    Langue : anglais - allemand
    N° Réf. : ED 20798 Q7171
    17,99 €  *

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