Born in New York to Russian-Jewish parents, George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) did much in his short life to bridge the gap between American popular music and serious classical compositions. Among his most known works are the opera Porgy and Bess and the orchestral pieces Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris.
MIDI files of his preludes, rhapsodies, and opera Porgy and Bess.
Biographical material, links, and directory of MP3 audio files.
Biography and complete files offered in MIDI format.
Biography, articles on American in Paris, I Got Rhythm, Porgy and Bess, Rhapsody in Blue and a select discography.
Includes an article that includes a sketch about his brother Ira and a bibliography.
Biographical sketch, photographs, pictures of mausoleum, cemetery information, and virtual memorial.
Official site. Celebrating and archiving the lives of the brothers with history, timeline, references, anthology of selected films and shows, sound clips by noted artists, jukebox, and events. [Requires Flash.]
Brief biography, selected works, photograph, quotations, discography, suggested reading, additional resources, chronology, and related articles.
Some sheet music downloads and audio playback.
Biography of the composer with summary list of concert works, photograph, and links.
Brief biographical sketch, caricature, summaries of stage, orchestral, and piano works, and discography.
Chord sequences of many famous tunes in MIDI and printable GIF format available for study, practice and improvisation.
Filmography noting movies using or based on his works, awards, biography and trivia.
Article with biography, music style, classical credits, musical theater credits, musical films, internal references, external links, and photographs.
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