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Listen The Sound Of Summertime In Six Notes WNYC

July 18, 2008 – Here's how a simple Gershwin tune became the theme song for wherever the living is easy. WNYC


Listen The Great American Opera: 'Porgy and Bess'

July 4, 2008 – Gershwin's Great American Opera, "Porgy and Bess," from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.


Listen Rupa and the April Fishes: Multicultural Music WNYC

April 16, 2008 – Rupa Marya sings in French, Spanish, English, and Hindi while maintaining a career as a doctor. WNYC


Read Patti Austin in Concert WBGO

January 11, 2008 – The veteran vocalist sings songs from her latest CD, the Grammy-nominated Avant Gershwin. WBGO

Listen The Sweet Sound of Ruby Elzy

June 28, 2007 – New tracks from the '30s Broadway and radio star Ruby Elzy have been released on CD.


Listen Patti Austin Spins New Stories from Old Classics

March 12, 2007 – On her new CD, Avant Gershwin, Patti Austin finds fresh inspiration in Gershwin's classics.


Listen Looking Beyond Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'

January 20, 2007 – George Gershwin's "Second Rhapsody" isn't nearly as well known as "Rhapsody in Blue." Pity.


Listen America Sings!

December 14, 2006 – A varied history of American choral music from colonial anthems to the music of Leonard Bernstein.

Listen The Worlds of Ralph Towner

July 28, 2006 – Guitarist Ralph Towner was inspired by a wide array of influences, from Bach to Brazil and jazz.

Listen Bolcom's Ragomania: A Nod to Gershwin and Blake

February 20, 2006 – Marin Alsop conducts the Aspen Festival Orchestra in a performance from the Aspen Music Festival.

Listen The Lark Quartet Plays George Gershwin

January 12, 2006 – Three songs highlighting his poetry and lyricism, arranged for string quartet by Stanley Silverman.

Listen 70 Years of Gershwin's 'Porgy and Bess'

October 10, 2005 – George Gershwin's iconic opera about black life in South Carolina debuted 70 years ago on Broadway.


George Gershwin making alterations to the score for 'Porgy and Bess'.

Read 'Porgy and Bess'

October 8, 2000 – Was this work an opera or a musical, a serious work or a patronizing minstrel show?


Listen 'Rhapsody in Blue'

February 13, 2000 – At age 25, George Gershwin took only three weeks to compose his most identifiable masterpiece.


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