George Gershwin

1898 - 1937

George Gershwin

George Gershwin (; born Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz; 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 standard "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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Gershwin has received more than 3,223,412 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 62nd most popular composer.

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Among composers, George Gershwin ranks 62 out of 1,008Before him are Aram Khachaturian, Alexander Borodin, Arnold Schoenberg, Henry Purcell, Astor Piazzolla, and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. After him are Charles Gounod, Dieterich Buxtehude, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Christian Bach, and Alessandro Scarlatti.

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Among people born in 1898, George Gershwin ranks 12Before him are Federico García Lorca, Alvar Aalto, M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, Zhou Enlai, and Herbert Marcuse. After him are C. S. Lewis, Umm Kulthum, William James Sidis, Tamara de Lempicka, Liu Shaoqi, and Rudolf Dassler. Among people deceased in 1937, George Gershwin ranks 11Before him are Maurice Ravel, Antonio Gramsci, John D. Rockefeller, H. P. Lovecraft, Amelia Earhart, and Erich Ludendorff. After him are Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, J. M. Barrie, Gustaf Dalén, and Gerda Taro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Gershwin ranks 143 out of 12,171Before him are Paul Newman (1925), Jane Fonda (1937), Chuck Berry (1926), John Wayne (1907), J. D. Salinger (1919), and Buzz Aldrin (1930). After him are Bobby Fischer (1943), Thomas Kuhn (1922), Carl Sagan (1934), Peter Falk (1927), James Brown (1933), and Sharon Tate (1943).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, George Gershwin ranks 1After him are John Cage (1912), John Williams (1932), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Philip Glass (1937), Scott Joplin (1868), Henry Mancini (1924), Samuel Barber (1910), Steve Reich (1936), Cole Porter (1891), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), and James Horner (1953).