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 (gûrsh′wĭn), George 1898-1937.
American composer who brought jazz idiom to classical music forms in his orchestral works, such as Rhapsody in Blue (1924), and composed the scores for many musical comedies. His collaborations with his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896-1983), include the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).
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1. (Biography) George, original name Jacob Gershvin. 1898–1937, US composer: incorporated jazz into works such as Rhapsody in Blue (1924) for piano and jazz band and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935)
2. (Biography) his brother, Ira, original name Israel Gershvin. 1896–1983, US song lyricist, noted esp for his collaboration with George Gershwin
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(ˈgɜrʃ wɪn)

1. George, 1898–1937, U.S. composer.
2. his brother, Ira, 1896–1983, U.S. lyricist.
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Noun1.Gershwin - United States lyricist who frequently collaborated with his brother George Gershwin (1896-1983)Gershwin - United States lyricist who frequently collaborated with his brother George Gershwin (1896-1983)
2.Gershwin - United States composer who incorporated jazz into classical forms and composed scores for musical comedies (1898-1937)Gershwin - United States composer who incorporated jazz into classical forms and composed scores for musical comedies (1898-1937)
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