Sunday, 11 March 2012

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.


George Gershwin (1898 – 1937) foi um compositor e pianista americano.
Gershwin teve vários professores de piano, mas o principal foi Charles Hambitzer, o qual ensinou as técnicas da músia erudita. Mais tarde, estou com Rubin Goldmark e Henry Cowell.
Durante algum tempo esteve em Paris, onde estudou composição com Nadia Boulanger. Gershwin admirava o estilo de Debussy e Ravel, sendo as suas influências notórias nas suas obras. Cansado do estilo parisiense, voltou para os EUA.

Gershwin foi único no seu tempo pela combinação de técnicas clássicas com os elementos da música mais «popular» americana, como o jazz. Das suas obras, podemos destacar a Rhapsody in Blue, an American in Paris, e a ópera Porg and Bessy.  Foi também autor de muitas canções.

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