George Gershwin

  • American


Composer and pianist, notable for both popular and classical works - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1924/00/00 George and Ira Gershwin move to 501 W 110th St and write "Rhapsody in Blue" in the back room of a D Line apartment, home from 1924-1929 Home Rhapsody in Blue Morningside Heights
1924/02/12 "Rhapsody in Blue" premieres in the concert, An Experiment in Modern Music, at the Aeolian Hall (3rd floor, Aeolian Building) by Paul Whiteman's orchestra with George Gershwin at the piano. Composer Rhapsody in Blue Aeolian Building New York City
1926/01/24 Florence Mills sings "Levee Land", four jazz-based songs composed for the occasion by William Grant Still, conducted by Eugene Goossens. Audience Member Aeolian Building New York City
1928/11/18 George Gershwin composes "An American in Paris" at the "Ivories" Piano Bar at Harry's New York Bar, completing the orchestration on November 18. Composer An American in Paris Harry's New York Bar Paris
1928/12/13 Gershwin premieres "An American in Paris" at Carnegie Hall, with Damrosch conducting the New York Philharmonic. Composer An American in Paris Carnegie Hall New York City
1930/01/14 Directed by Alexander Leftwich and choreographed by George Hale, George and Ira Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" opens on Broadway. After a run of 191 performances, the cast includes Dudley Clements and Blanche Ring, the musical will close on 28 June 1930. Music Times Square Theater, NYC New York City
1935/08/00 Music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin, "It Ain't Necessarily So" is written for "Porgy and Bess". Composer It Ain't Necessarily So
1935/08/00 Porgy and Bess premieres, a private show at Carnegie Hall with a running time of about 3 and a half hours Music Porgy and Bess Carnegie Hall New York City
1935/10/10 "Porgy and Bess" premieres on Broadway, Alvin Theatre, NYC, runs for 124 performances Composer Porgy and Bess Neil Simon Theatre New York City
1935/10/10 "Porgy and Bess" premieres on Broadway, Alvin Theatre, NYC, runs for 124 performances Composer Summertime Neil Simon Theatre New York City
1937/05/07 "They Can't Take That Away from Me" is a song written by George and Ira Gershwin and song by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film "Shall We Dance". Composer They Can't Take That Away From Me
1938/03/10 "They Can't Take That Away from Me" is nominated for Best Original Song at the 1937 Oscars. It lost to "Sweet Leilani" from "Waikiki Wedding". Composer They Can't Take That Away From Me Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles 10th Academy Awards
1979/04/25 Manhattan opens in 29 North American theaters Composer Manhattan (film)

7 Creative Works by George Gershwin »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Rhapsody in Blue Composer Orchestral Composition 1924/02/12
  • 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
An American in Paris Composer Orchestral Composition 1928/12/13
  • 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
It Ain't Necessarily So Composer Song 1935/08/00
  • 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
Porgy and Bess Music Opera 1935/08/00
  • 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
Summertime Composer Song 1935/10/10
  • 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
Porgy and Bess Composer Opera 1935/10/10
  • 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
They Can't Take That Away From Me Composer Song 1937/05/07
  • 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

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