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Tagged Classical music, Cuba, Cuban Overture, George Gershwin, latin america, Manhattan, Porgy and Bess, Rhapsody in Blue, richard hayman, russian jewish immigrants
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.
Cuban Overture (running time : 11:16)
Courtesy goes to Richard Hayman and his Symphony Orchestra.
Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, described aptly as a “Rhumba” , was written in 1932. It is a lively evocation of the spirit of Cuba, bringing together the two sides of composer’s abilities, a synthesis of art, jazz and Latin America.
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Tagged entertainment, Music, oscars, Porgy and Bess, richard hayman, russian jewish immigrants