Sunday, 11 March 2012

Three Preludes, George Gershwin

George Gershwin

George Gershwin (1898 –1937) was an american pianist and
composer. He had a few piano teachers, but his main professor was Charles Hambitzer, who introduced him to classical music. Also he studied with Rubin Goldmark and Henry Cowell.

Gershwin stayed in Paris for a short period of time during which he applied to study composition with the famous instructor Nadia Boulanger. He admired Debussy and Ravel, as we find their influences in Gershwin’s music. Growing tired of the Parisian musical scene, Gershwin returned to the United States.
He was a composer with an extreme ability to manipulate forms of music into his own unique voice, mixing american music popular as jazz into the «classical style». Some his works includes Rhapsody in Blue, an American in Paris, and the opera Porg and Bessy.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

75th anniversary of the death of composer George Gershwin

Gershwin isn't an unknown composer, but since this year is Gershwin's celebration, MusiDescobrir will record some of his works.