American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 75 years ago.
Gershwin’s signature works include ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘An American in Paris’ and opera ‘Porgy and Bess’ – regarded as one of the most important American operas of the Twentieth Century.
He sadly passed away from a brain tumour – aged just 38.
GEORGE GERSHWIN | SUMMERTIME FROM ‘PORGY & BESS’ | JASCHA HEIFETZ
GEORGE GERSHWIN | BESS YOU IS MY WOMAN NOW FROM ‘PORGY & BESS’ | JASCHA HEIFETZ
GEORGE GERSHWIN | RHAPSODY IN BLUE | LEONARD BERNSTEIN & NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
GEORGE GERSHWIN | AN AMERICAN IN PARIS | GUSTAVO DUDAMEL & LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC