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GERSHWIN "The Man I Love"
Seeded by iecontent1 on 21 Mar 2018
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Author: Curtis Institute of Music
George Gershwin: “The Man I Love” Kirsten MacKinnon, soprano Mikael Eliasen, piano Performed on Friday, January 15, 2016 Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia One of the most prolific American songwriting duos, brothers George and Ira Gershwin left an opus of jazz standards and “American Songbook” classics that would go on to be recorded and reinterpreted by nearly every prominent jazz artist of the 20th century. George Gershwin, of course, is well known among classical musicians for his innovative compositions that blended jazz and classical music, including Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris. Ira’s importance as a lyricist is equally celebrated in the world of musical theatre. In addition to collaborating with George on over a dozen Broadway shows, including the groundbreaking opera Porgy and Bess, Ira also penned lyrics for a number of hit songs by other notable composers, such as Kurt Weill and Harold Arlen. Like many of the Gershwins’ songs, “The