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  • Meet George Gershwin

    Meet George Gershwin

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    Brilliant pianist Dennis Kobray becomes George Gershwin in this hour long dramatic presentation on his life, times and music. In the early part of the twentieth century, America absorbed and blended musical traditions from around the world. On the streets of New York City one could hear arias from Italian operas, Klezmer music from the Eastern Euopean Jews, Irish jig rhythms, and ragtime, jazz and blues from African-Americans. Street musicians played melodies from Beethoven and Brahms and the show tunes of Broadway and vaudeville were whistled, hummed and sung by one and all. Out of this musical melting pot came a street-wise kid named George Gershwin. He is best known for his popular music written for plays and movies and engaging concert hall pieces, especially his 'Rhapsody in Blue'. His music perfectly captured the optimism and can-do spirit of the Roaring Twenties. Today, many decades after his death, Gershwin's music is known throughout the world as quintessentially American.

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      Details

      Title: Meet George Gershwin
      Genre: Children's, Music Video (Concert/Performance)
      Attributes: NTSC Format
      Release Date: 4/4/2006
      Product Type: DVD
      Region: 1
      Catalog #: 5637363403
      UPC: 182693000106
      Item #: 383788X
      This product is a special order

      Technical Information

      Street Date: 4/4/2006
      Studio: CD Baby