George Gerhswin

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George Gerhswin

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George left school at the age of 15, and found his first job as a "song plugger" for Jerome H. Remick and Company, a publishing firm on New York City's Tin Pan Alley, where he earned $15 a week. His first published song was "When You Want 'Em, You Can't Get 'Em, When You've Got 'Em, You Don't Want 'Em". It was published in 1916 when Gershwin was only 17 years old and earned him $5

In 1932 in New York City, he wrote Porgy and Bess with Ira and the author DuBose Heyward. Initially a commercial failure, Porgy and Bess is now considered one of the most important American operas of the twentieth century.

1898

George Gershwinis born

1924

George writes Rhapsody in Blue

1932

1923

Gershwin writes Porgy and bess

Gershwin dies at the age of 38

George Gershwin20th century composer

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1937

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres,and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue and the opera Porgy and Bess.


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