Although George Gershwin would seldom make grand statements about his music, he believed that "true music must reflect the thought and aspirations of the people and time. My people are Americans. My time is today." In 2007, the Library of Congress named its Prize for Popular Song after George and Ira Gershwin.
Porgy and Bess (Gershwin, George) Since this work was first published after 1926 with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this work is public domain in the USA. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted), the EU, and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years or less.
Summertime Lyrics: Summertime / And the livin' is easy / Fish are jumpin' / And the cotton is high / Oh, your daddy's rich / And your ma is good-lookin' / So hush, little baby / Don't you cry / One
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Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic and plays piano in a performance of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue at the Royal Albert Hall in 1976.
"Someone to Watch Over Me" is a 1926 song composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, assisted by Howard Dietz who penned the title. It was written for the musical Oh, Kay! (1926), with the part originally sung on Broadway by English actress Gertrude Lawrence while holding a rag doll in a sentimental solo scene. 
George Gershwin Brooklyn, 26 settembre 1898 - Hollywood, 11 luglio 1937 - Compositore, pianista e direttore d'orchestra statunitense. La sua opera spazia d...