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George Gershwin - Porgy and Bess

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Published on Aug 10, 2010

Born the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants into the vibrant life of Manhattan, George Gershwin created much of the twentieth century's musical highlights, with an endless stream of hit shows. His fascination with classical music, and his fusion of many varied musical forms like jazz, blues and ragtime, brought us the likes of Porgy and Bess and Rhapsody in Blue.

Porgy and Bess (running time : 13:28)
Courtesy goes to Richard Hayman and his Symphony Orchestra.
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Porgy and Bess was completed and first staged in 1935. The libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin was based on the former's novel of 1925,
Porgy. Set in the black quarter of Charleston, the opera, on which Gershwin spent two years, tells of the kindness of the crippled beggar Porgy for Bess, after her lover, Crown, has had to take flight, after killing Robbins in a gambling dispute...

The following is a 'folk-opera'.

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