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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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