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Title
Porgy & Bess
Composer
George Gershwin 1898-1937
Performer
Willard White  (bas) Cynthia Haymon  (sopraan) Harolyn Blackwell  (sopraan) Damon Evans  (tenor) Glyndebourne Chorus London Philharmonic
Conductor
Simon Rattle 1955-
Publisher
EMI, 1989
3 cd's
Recording date
1998
EAN
0077774956826 0724355622020
CDR
DCX0739
Placing suggestion
32 - Opera (NBLC) K5 - Opera, operette en andere theatermuziek met vocale inbreng (Flemish music schema)

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About George Gershwin

George Gershwin (; born Jacob Gershwine; September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist, whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), the songs "Swanee" (1919) and "Fascinating Rhythm" (1924), the jazz standards "Embraceable You" (1928) and "I Got Rhythm" (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935), which gave birth to the hit "Summertime".

Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and composition with Rubin Goldmark, Henry Cowell, and Joseph Brody. He began his career as a song plugger but soon started composing Broadway theater works with his brother Ira Gershwin and with Buddy DeSylva. He moved to Paris intending to study with Nadia Boulanger, but she refused him, afraid that rigorous classical study would ruin his jazz-influenced st…Read more on Wikipedia

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