Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Happy birthday, George Gershwin
It is the birthday of composer George Gershwin (1898) who wrote popular melodies for Broadway musicals such as Lady, Be Good (1924), Oh, Kay! (1926), Strike Up the Band (1927), Funny Face (1927), Show Girl (1929), Girl Crazy (1930), Of Thee I Sing (1931); but he is best known for such orchestral classics as Rhapsody in Blue (1924), An American in Paris (1928) and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935). Here is his amazing Rhapsody in Blue. Enjoy!