(Please note that Gershwin's compositions are public domain in the EU, but not in the USA. To use this music from within the USA, you need additional licensing from the rights holders. For more information search Wikipedia or Harry Fox Agency).
|Track ID number:||10727|
|Genres:||Gershwin -- Jazz: Old-time jazz, Retro jazz -- Soft: Piano Music, Solo Piano|
|Moods/Emotions:||Sad / Sorrowful / Mournful -- Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Loving / Romantic / Tender -- Reflective / Thoughtful / Introspective|
|Suggested Production Types:||Drama / Personal stories -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar|
|Prominent Instruments:||Piano (Acoustic)|
|Tempo feel:||Very slow -- Slow|
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|Publisher:||Shockwave-Sound.com Royalty Free|
|SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner):||Gershwin, George|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||Non PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|Stem files available for this track:||No|
|Album containing this track:|| Music collection: Gershwin Favorites |
September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937
George Gershwin holds an interesting place in classical music history. He bridged the genres of popular music and concert music. Because of this, Gershwin’s status as an important classical composer is continually debated, even if the appeal of his writing is not.
Gershwin began his musical explorations at the seat of his brother Ira’s piano. His parents believed Ira, who was to be the lyricist in the future songwriting duo, would gravitate toward the piano, however it was George that taught himself to play, only by ear. He progressed through a number of teachers before meeting his mentor, Charles Hambitzer, who had a lifelong impact on his writing.
It was in 1918 that Gershwin’s talents were recognized with his hit song Swanee. Thereafter Ira and George worked together to produce musicals, folk operas, and popular songs. Gershwin continued to write, eventually landing a job at RKO film studio in Hollywood.
He died of a brain tumor in 1937.
Rhapsody in Blue
Piano Concerto in F
An American In Paris
Porgy And Bess