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  • George's Father Morris Gershwin
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    George Gershwin George Gershwin was one of the most widely remembered composers in America. Gershwin's style of jazz was one all on its own. Naturally he was born in America, but his roots grew from St. Petersburg, Russia. (Charles Osborne; Page 136) In the late 1800's Morris and Rose Gershwin immigrated to the USA. (; Page 1) George's parents were married in 1895. (Charles Osborne; Page 136) George's father Morris Gershwin was originally Gershovitz, but changed to Gershvin after his emigration....
  • George On The Road To Music
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    George Gershwin (1898-1937) George's parents emigrated to the USA in the late 1800's. George's father, Morris, was trying to avoid a probable twenty year conscription in his native St. Petersburg. Besides that, his hometown sweetheart, Rose B ruskin, had already moved to New York with her family. They are shown here at about the time of their marriage in 1895. George was Morris and Rose's second son, born on September 26, 1898. Though Morris had already Americanized the family name from Gershovi...
  • George Gerswhin 7 Gerswhins Music
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    One of the most influential composers of the 1920's was George Gershwin. Gershwin was the most celebrated and wealthiest American composers of the 1920's. In this paper I will discuss Gershwin's life as a child and his upbringing and how his music expressed the dreams of every American Citizen by mixing different styles of music like Jewish, black, jazz, classical, blues and put them into one genre and created absolute music. George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 26, 1898. ...
  • Gershwin's Musical Interest In Jazz And Blues
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    George Gershwin (1898-1937) George Gershwin, born in Brooklyn, New York on 26 September 1898, was born the second of four children of Morris and Rose Gershovitz, Russians who immigrated to New York in 1891. George and his family lived on Manhattan's lower east side in a poor Jewish community. After settling down in New York, his father changed the family name to Gershwin. It was George who later altered his last name to Gershwin when he entered the professional world of music. Most of his family...
  • George Gershwin
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    In 1910, the Gershwin had acquired a piano for Ira's music lessons, but George took over, successfully playing by ear. He tried out various piano teachers for two years, then was introduced to Charles Hambitzer, who acted as George's mentor until Hambitzer's death in 1918. Hambitzer taught George conventional piano technique, introduced him to the music of the European masters, and encouraged him to attend orchestral concerts. (At home following such concerts, young George would attempt to repro...

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