Bovargy George Gershwin Porgy Analysis

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George Gershwin was born on September 26,1898 in Brooklyn,New York. George started focusing more on his music when he turned 10. Gershwin had a natural talent but he needed to get mentors in order to fully flourish in his talent. Charles Hambitzer, was one of his mentors. He was a noted piano teacher. Some of the other mentors he studied under were: Henry Cowell, Wallingford Riegger, Edward Kilenyi and Joseph Schillinger.

Gershwin dropped out of school at age 15. Gershwin played in several New York nightclubs including in New York’s Tin Pan Alley.After three years of composing tunes on the piano for customers, he had transformed into a very successful and hardworking composer. He also worked as a pianist for Broadway singers. In 1916, he composed his first published song, “When You Want 'Em, You Can't Get 'Em; When You Have 'Em, You Don't Want 'Em.” One of his best known songs
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This composition is known as one of his most well known and challenging composition. This composition is said to be one of the greatest compositions of the 20th century. With his success with porgy and bess he decided to move to Hollywood. There he was hired to compose music for a move titles, “Shall We Dance,”.In 1937, Gershwin began to experience weird symptoms such as headaches and noticing strange smells. Doctors found out that he had a malignant tumor in his brain. He died on July 11, 1937.

Rhapsody in Blue, a symphonic jazz concerto that is probably one of the most famous pieces of American Classical music.It is without doubt the most famous classical work of its time, and a serious concert work containing elements of popular music from the 1920s. Rhapsody even remains a part of American popular culture today; its famous themes are heard in ‘Disneys Fantasia 2000’, and it is used in ‘United Airlines’

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