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From the Archives - Gershwin's other piano sensation

Composer George Gershwin, pictured in July 1937.
Composer George Gershwin, pictured in July 1937.

George Gershwin was a genius and innovator. He died tragically young, but left incredible music for the stage and the concert hall. We’ll hear his “most classical” piano work with orchestra and a musical postcard from the city of lights.

Compositions and Recordings

Piano Concerto in F
by George Gershwin
David Robertson with the St. Louis Symphony; Krill Gerstein, piano

An American in Paris
by George Gershwin
Lorin Maazel with the Pittsburgh Symphony

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