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George Gershwin

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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. [1]

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A Damsel in Distress

A Damsel in Distress is a 1937 English-themed Hollywood musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, and Gracie Allen.

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Academy Award for Best Original Song

The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

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Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

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Aeolian Company

The Æolian Company was a manufacturer of player organs and pianos.

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Al Jolson

Al or Albert Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, c.1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian, and stage and film actor.

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Alban Berg

Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer of the Second Viennese School.

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An American in Paris

An American in Paris is a jazz-influenced orchestral piece by the American composer George Gershwin, written in 1928.

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Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg or Schönberg (13 September 187413 July 1951) was an Austrian-American composer, music theorist, teacher, writer, and painter.

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Arthur Gershwin

Arthur Gershwin (March 14, 1900 – November 19, 1981) was one of the four Gershwin family siblings of American musical fame.

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Atonality

Atonality in its broadest sense is music that lacks a tonal center, or key.

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Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood.

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Biographical film

A biographical film, or biopic (abbreviation for biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people.

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Blue Monday (opera)

Blue Monday (Opera à la Afro-American) was the original name of a one-act "jazz opera" by George Gershwin, renamed 135th Street during a later production.

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Blue Network

The Blue Network (previously the NBC Blue Network) was the on-air name of the now defunct American radio network, which ran from 1927 to 1945.

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Brain herniation

Brain herniation is a potentially deadly side effect of very high pressure within the skull that occurs when a part of the brain is squeezed across structures within the skull.

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Brain tumor

A brain tumor occurs when abnormal cells form within the brain.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded <!-- DO NOT CAPITALIZE -->the Beach Boys.

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Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin is the ninth studio album by Brian Wilson, released on August 17, 2010 by Walt Disney Records as part of the Disney Pearl Series.

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Broadway theatre

Broadway theatre,Although theater is the generally preferred spelling in the United States (see American and British English spelling differences), many Broadway venues, performers and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.

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Buddy DeSylva

George Gard "Buddy" DeSylva (January 27, 1895 – July 11, 1950) was an American songwriter, film producer and record executive.

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But Not for Me (song)

"But Not for Me" is a popular song, composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

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Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall (but more commonly) is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.

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Catfish Row

Catfish Row, originally titled Suite from Porgy and Bess, is an orchestral work by George Gershwin based upon music from his famous opera Porgy and Bess.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a non-profit, tertiary 958-bed hospital and multi-specialty academic health science center located in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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Celesta

The celesta or celeste is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard.

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Charles Hambitzer

Charles Hambitzer (1878 or 1881 – 1918) was an American composer, pianist and teacher.

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Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Clark and McCullough

Clark and McCullough were a comedy team consisting of comedians Bobby Clark and Paul McCullough.

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Claude Debussy

Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer.

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Colonial Theatre (Boston)

The Colonial Theatre, opened in 1900, is the oldest continually-operating theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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Columbia Masterworks Records

Columbia Masterworks Records was a record label started in 1924 by Columbia Records.

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Columbia Records

Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.

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Composer

A composer (Latin ''compōnō''; literally "one who puts together") is a musician who is an author of music in any form, including vocal music (for a singer or choir), instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms.

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Concerto in F (Gershwin)

Concerto in F is a composition by George Gershwin for solo piano and orchestra which is closer in form to a traditional concerto than the earlier jazz-influenced Rhapsody in Blue.

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Congressional Gold Medal

A Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by the United States Congress; the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian awards in the United States.

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Copyright

Copyright is a legal right, existing globally in many countries, that basically grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine and decide whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others.

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Copyright Term Extension Act

The Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) of 1998 extended copyright terms in the United States.

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Crazy for You (musical)

Crazy for You is a romantic comedy musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin.

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Cuban Overture

Cuban Overture is a symphonic overture or tone poem for orchestra composed by American composer George Gershwin.

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Darius Milhaud

Darius Milhaud (4 September 1892 – 22 June 1974) was a French composer, conductor, and teacher.

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Delicious (film)

Delicious (1931) is an American pre-Code Gershwin musical romantic comedy film starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, directed by David Butler, with color sequences in Multicolor (now lost).

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич|Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich,; 9 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist.

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DuBose Heyward

Edwin DuBose Heyward (August 31, 1885 – June 16, 1940) was an American author best known for his 1925 novel Porgy.

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Duret haemorrhages

Duret haemorrhages are small lineal areas of bleeding in the midbrain and upper pons of the brainstem.

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Ed Sullivan Theater

The Ed Sullivan Theater is a theater located at 1697–1699 Broadway, between West 53rd and West 54th, in the Theater District in Manhattan, New York City.

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Electrical transcription

Electrical transcriptions are special phonograph recordings made exclusively for radio broadcastingBrowne, Ray B. and Browne, Pat, Eds.

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Embraceable You

"Embraceable You" is a popular jazz song, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

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European Union

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.

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Eva Jessye

Eva Jessye (January 20, 1895 — February 21, 1992) was an American conductor who was the first black woman to receive international distinction as a professional choral conductor.

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Extra (acting)

A background actor or extra is a performer in a film, television show, stage, musical, opera or ballet production, who appears in a nonspeaking or nonsinging (silent) capacity, usually in the background (for example, in an audience or busy street scene).

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Fascinating Rhythm

"Fascinating Rhythm" is a popular song written by George Gershwin in 1924 with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

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Ferde Grofé

Ferde Grofé (March 27, 1892 April 3, 1972) was an American composer, arranger, pianist and instrumentalist.

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Film score

A film score (also sometimes called background score, background music, film soundtrack, film music, or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film.

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Fox Film

The Fox Film Corporation was an American company that produced motion pictures, formed by William Fox on 1 February 1915.

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Frances Gershwin

Frances Gershwin Godowsky (December 6, 1906 &ndash; January 18, 1999) was an American singer, musician, Broadway performer and artist.

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Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter.

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Fugue

In music, a fugue is a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices, built on a subject (a musical theme) that is introduced at the beginning in imitation (repetition at different pitches) and which recurs frequently in the course of the composition.

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Funny Face (musical)

Funny Face is a 1927 musical composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Fred Thompson and Paul Gerard Smith.

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George M. Cohan

George Michael Cohan (July 3, 1878November 5, 1942), known professionally as George M. Cohan, was an American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and producer.

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George White's Scandals

George White's Scandals were a long-running string of Broadway revues produced by George White that ran from 1919–1939, modeled after the Ziegfeld Follies.

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Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls

Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls is an album of piano rolls recorded (with one exception) by George Gershwin.

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Gershwin Prize

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song is an award given to a composer or performer for their lifetime contributions to popular music.

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Gershwin Theatre

The Gershwin Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 222 West 51st Street in midtown-Manhattan in the Paramount Plaza building.

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Ginger Rogers

Virginia Katherine Rogers (née McMath; July 16, 1911 &ndash; April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer.

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Girl Crazy

Girl Crazy is a 1930 musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and book by Guy Bolton and John McGowan.

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Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most aggressive cancer that begins within the brain.

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Great Depression

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.

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Harry Chapin

Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter, humanitarian, and producer best known for his folk rock and pop rock songs, who achieved worldwide success in the 1970s and became one of the most popular artists and highest paid performers.

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Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center is an archive, library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, specializing in the collection of literary and cultural artifacts from the United States and Europe for the purpose of advancing the study of the arts and humanities.

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Harvey Cushing

Harvey Williams Cushing (April 8, 1869 – October 7, 1939) was an American neurosurgeon, pathologist, writer and draftsman.

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Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

Hastings-on-Hudson is a village and inner suburb of New York City located in the southwest part of the town of Greenburgh in the state of New York, United States.

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Henry Cowell

Henry Dixon Cowell (March 11, 1897 – December 10, 1965) was an American composer, music theorist, pianist, teacher, publisher, and impresario.

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History of the Jews in Russia

Jews in the Russian Empire have historically constituted a large religious diaspora; the vast territories of the Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest population of Jews in the world.

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Hollywood

Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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I Got Rhythm

"I Got Rhythm" is a piece composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and published in 1930, which became a jazz standard.

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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (ˈiɡərʲ ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj; 6 April 1971) was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor.

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Imperial Russian Army

The Imperial Russian Army (Ру́сская импера́торская а́рмия) was the land armed force of the Russian Empire, active from around 1721 to the Russian Revolution of 1917.

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Intestacy

Intestacy is the condition of the estate of a person who dies without having made a valid will or other binding declaration.

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Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin (6 December 1896 17 August 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century.

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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (born Israel Beilin (Израиль Моисеевич Бейлин) Ministry of Culture, Russian Federation – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.

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Irving Caesar

Irving Caesar (born Isidor Keiser, July 4, 1895 &ndash; December 18, 1996) was an American lyricist and theater composer who wrote lyrics for numerous song standards including "Swanee", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Tea for Two", one of the most frequently recorded tunes ever written.

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It Ain't Necessarily So

"It Ain't Necessarily So" is a popular song with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

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James Warburg

James Paul Warburg (August 18, 1896 – June 3, 1969) was a German-born Jewish American banker.

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Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jazz standard

Jazz standards are musical compositions that are an important part of the musical repertoire of jazz musicians, in that they are widely known, performed, and recorded by jazz musicians, and widely known by listeners.

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John O'Hara

John Henry O'Hara (January 31, 1905 – April 11, 1970) was an American writer who earned his early literary reputation for short stories and later became a best-selling novelist before the age of 30 with Appointment in Samarra and Butterfield 8.

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Joseph Schillinger

Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger (Russian: Иосиф Моисеевич Шиллингер, 31 August 1895 – 23 March 1943) was a composer, music theorist, and composition teacher who originated the Schillinger System of Musical Composition.

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Kay Swift

Katharine Faulkner "Kay" Swift (April 19, 1897 – January 28, 1993) was an American composer of popular and classical music, the first woman to score a hit musical completely.

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Kodachrome

Kodachrome is a brand name for a non-substantive, color reversal film introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1935.

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Lady, Be Good (musical)

Lady, Be Good! (title sometimes presented with an exclamation point) is a musical written by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson with music by George and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

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Leitmotif

A leitmotif or leitmotiv is a "short, constantly recurring musical phrase"Kennedy (1987), Leitmotiv associated with a particular person, place, or idea.

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Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Anthony Stokowski (18 April 188213 September 1977) was an English conductor of Polish and Irish descent.

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Les Six

"Les Six" is a name given to a group of six French composers who worked in Montparnasse.

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Let 'Em Eat Cake

Let 'Em Eat Cake is a Broadway musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind.

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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.

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List of Cambridge Companions to Music

The Cambridge Companions to Music form a book series published by Cambridge University Press.

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List of covers of Time magazine (1920s)

This is a list of people appearing on the cover of ''Time'' magazine in the 1920s.

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List of posthumous Academy Award winners and nominees

This is a list of posthumous Academy Award winners and nominees.

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Long Island Music Hall of Fame

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization recognizing musicians who have contributed to the musical heritage of Long Island, New York.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Louise Dresser

Louise Dresser (October 17, 1878 &ndash; April 24, 1965) was an American actress.

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Love is Sweeping the Country

"Love is Sweeping the Country" is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

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Lyric Suite (Berg)

The Lyric Suite is a six-movement work for string quartet written by Alban Berg between 1925 and 1926 using methods derived from Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique.

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Manhattan (film)

Manhattan is a 1979 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen and produced by Charles H. Joffe.

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Maurice Ravel

Joseph Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor.

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Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944) is an American conductor, pianist and composer.

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Moone Boy

Moone Boy is an Irish sitcom created, co-written by and co-starring Chris O'Dowd for British broadcaster Sky.

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Movietone Records

Movietone Records was a budget records subsidiary of 20th Century Fox's record division, which issued 29 albums starting in 1965 and ending in 1967.

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Mutopia Project

The Mutopia Project is a volunteer-run effort to create a library of free content sheet music, in a way similar to Project Gutenberg's library of public domain books.

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My One and Only (musical)

My One and Only is a musical with a book by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer and music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin.

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Nadia Boulanger

Juliette Nadia Boulanger (16 September 188722 October 1979) was a French composer, conductor, and teacher.

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Nathaniel Shilkret

Nathaniel Shilkret (December 25, 1889 – February 18, 1982) was an American composer, conductor, clarinetist, pianist, business executive, and music director.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic, officially the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc., globally known as New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO) or New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, is a symphony orchestra based in New York City in the United States.

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Nice Work If You Can Get It (musical)

Nice Work If You Can Get It is a musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin, with a book written by Joe DiPietro, and based on material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse.

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Nonesuch Records

Nonesuch Records is an American record company and label owned by Warner Music Group, distributed by Warner Bros. Records, and based in New York City.

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Nora Bayes

Nora Bayes (born Rachel Eleanora Goldberg, October 3, 1880 – March 19, 1928) was an American singer, comedian, actress and vaudeville star of the early 20th century.

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Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing is a musical with a score by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind.

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Ogg

Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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Oh, Kay!

Oh, Kay! is a musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and a book by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse.

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Oh, Lady Be Good!

Oh, Lady Be Good! is a 1924 song by George and Ira Gershwin.

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Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

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Orchestration

Orchestration is the study or practice of writing music for an orchestra (or, more loosely, for any musical ensemble, such as a concert band) or of adapting music composed for another medium for an orchestra.

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Otto Klemperer

Otto Nossan Klemperer (14 May 18856 July 1973) was a Jewish German-born conductor and composer, described as "the last of the few really great conductors of his generation.".

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Pardon My English

Pardon My English is a musical with a book by Herbert Fields and Morrie Ryskind, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin.

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Paris

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.

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Passacaglia

The passacaglia is a musical form that originated in early seventeenth-century Spain and is still used today by composers.

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Paul Rudd

Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer.

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Paul Simon

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor.

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Paul Whiteman

Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director, and violinist.

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Phantosmia

Phantosmia (phantom smell) -->, also called an olfactory hallucination, is smelling an odor that is not actually there.

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Pianist

A pianist is an individual musician who plays the piano.

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Piano roll

A piano roll is a music storage medium used to operate a player piano, piano player or reproducing piano.

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Pierre Monteux

Pierre Benjamin Monteux (4 April 18751 July 1964) was a French (later American) conductor.

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Player piano

A player piano (also known as pianola) is a self-playing piano, containing a pneumatic or electro-mechanical mechanism that operates the piano action via pre-programmed music recorded on perforated paper, or in rare instances, metallic rolls, with more modern implementations using MIDI.

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Polyrhythm

Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms, that are not readily perceived as deriving from one another, or as simple manifestations of the same meter.

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Polytonality

Polytonality (also polyharmony) is the musical use of more than one key simultaneously.

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Porgy (novel)

Porgy is a novel written by the American author DuBose Heyward and published by the George H. Doran Company in 1925.

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Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess is an English-language opera by the American composer George Gershwin, with a libretto written by author DuBose Heyward and lyricist Ira Gershwin.

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Primrose (musical)

Primrose is a musical in three acts with a book by Guy Bolton and George Grossmith Jr., lyrics by Desmond Carter and Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin.

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Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music.

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Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

The Pulitzer Prize jury has the option of awarding special citations and awards where they consider necessary.

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Ragtime

Ragtime – also spelled rag-time or rag time – is a musical style that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918.

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RCA Records

RCA Records (formerly legally traded as the RCA Records Label) is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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Recitative

Recitative (also known by its Italian name "recitativo") is a style of delivery (much used in operas, oratorios, and cantatas) in which a singer is allowed to adopt the rhythms of ordinary speech.

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Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue is a 1924 musical composition by American composer George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects.

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Rhapsody in Blue (film)

Rhapsody in Blue is a 1945 fictionalized screen biography of the American composer and musician George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 &ndash; July 11, 1937) released by Warner Brothers.

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RKO Pictures

RKO Pictures was an American film production and distribution company.

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Robert Alda

Robert Alda (February 26, 1914 – May 3, 1986) was an American theatrical and film actor and father of actors Alan and Antony Alda.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Rosalie (musical)

Rosalie is a musical with music by George Gershwin and Sigmund Romberg, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and P.G. Wodehouse, and book by William Anthony McGuire and Guy Bolton.

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Rubin Goldmark

Rubin Goldmark (August 15, 1872 – March 6, 1936) was an American composer, pianist, and educator.

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Rudy Vallée

Hubert Prior "Rudy" Vallée (July 28, 1901 – July 3, 1986) was an American singer, actor, bandleader and radio host.

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Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg (p) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015).

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San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), founded in 1911, is an American orchestra based in San Francisco, California.

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Second Rhapsody

The Second Rhapsody is a concert piece for orchestra with piano by American composer George Gershwin, written in 1931.

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Shall We Dance (1937 film)

Shall We Dance, released in 1937, is the seventh of the ten Astaire-Rogers musical comedy films.

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Show Girl (1929 musical)

Show Girl is a musical by William Anthony McGuire that ran from Jul 2, 1929 to Oct 5, 1929.

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Song plugger

A song plugger or song demonstrator was a vocalist or piano player employed by department and music stores and song publishers in the early 20th century to promote and help sell new sheet music, which is how hits were advertised before quality recordings were widely available.

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Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker.

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Strike Up the Band (musical)

Strike Up the Band is a 1927 musical with a book by Morrie Ryskind, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and music by George Gershwin.

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Strike Up the Band (song)

"Strike Up the Band" is a 1927 song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin with the collaboration of Millie Raush.

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Summertime (George Gershwin song)

"Summertime" is an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess.

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Swanee (song)

"Swanee" is an American popular song written in 1919 by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Irving Caesar.

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The Goldwyn Follies

The Goldwyn Follies is a 1938 Technicolor film written by Ben Hecht, Sid Kuller, Sam Perrin and Arthur Phillips, with music by George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, and Ray Golden, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Musical Quarterly

The Musical Quarterly is the oldest academic journal on music in America.

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The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company is an American media company which publishes its namesake, The New York Times.

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The Shocking Miss Pilgrim

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim is a 1947 American musical comedy film in Technicolor written and directed by George Seaton, and starring Betty Grable and Dick Haymes.

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They Can't Take That Away from Me

"They Can't Take That Away from Me" is a 1937 popular song with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

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Three Preludes (Gershwin)

Three Preludes are short piano pieces by George Gershwin, which were first performed by the composer at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City in 1926.

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Through-composed

In music theory about musical form, through-composed music is relatively continuous, non-sectional, or non-repetitive music.

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Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

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Tip-Toes

Tip-Toes is a musical with a book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin.

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Tone row

In music, a tone row or note row (Reihe or Tonreihe), also series or set,George Perle, Serial Composition and Atonality: An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern, fourth Edition (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1977): 3.

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Treasure Girl

Treasure Girl is a musical with a book by Fred Thompson and Vincent Lawrence, music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

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University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, United States.

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University of Michigan

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, U of M, or UMich), often simply referred to as Michigan, is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is an undergraduate and graduate institution for the performing arts in the United States.

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University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin (UT, UT Austin, or Texas) is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of Texas System.

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Variations on "I Got Rhythm"

'Variations on "I Got Rhythm"' is a set of variations for orchestra and piano solo composed by George Gershwin in 1933–34.

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Variety Obituaries

Variety Obituaries is a 15-volume series with facsimile reprints of the full text of every obituary published by the entertainment trade magazine Variety from 1905 to 1994.

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Vaudeville

Vaudeville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment.

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Vernon Duke

Vernon Duke (16 January 1969) was an American composer/songwriter, who also wrote under his original name, Vladimir Dukelsky.

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Victor Talking Machine Company

The Victor Talking Machine Company was an American record company and phonograph manufacturer headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

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Vilnius

Vilnius (see also other names) is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city, with a population of 574,221.

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Walter Dandy

Walter Edward Dandy (April 6, 1886 – April 19, 1946) was an American neurosurgeon and scientist.

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Welte-Mignon

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Westchester Hills Cemetery

The Westchester Hills Cemetery is at 400 Saw Mill River Road in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, approximately 20 miles north of New York City.

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White House

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.

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William Merrigan Daly

William Merrigan Daly Jr. (1 September 1887 – 3 December 1936) was an American pianist, composer, songwriter, orchestrator, musical director and conductor.

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Woody Allen

Heywood Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, comedian, and musician whose career spans more than six decades.

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Wozzeck

Wozzeck is the first opera by the Austrian composer Alban Berg.

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Yiddish Theatre District

The Yiddish Theatre District, also called the Jewish Rialto and the Yiddish Realto, was the center of New York City's Yiddish theatre scene in the early 20th century.

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Yip Harburg

Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg, איסידור הוכברג; April 8, 1896 or 1898 – March 5, 1981) was an American popular song lyricist and librettist who worked with many well-known composers.

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Zachary Quinto

Zachary John Quinto (born June 2, 1977) is an American actor and film producer.

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Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta (born 29 April 1936) is an Indian conductor of Western classical music.

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References

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