George Gershwin

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin

Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.More George Gershwin [08/18/2011 04:08:30]
True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The extraordinary thing about my mother, she's so modest about me.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Writing music is not so much inspiration as hard work.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is always possible to create something original.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It took me three weeks to write the 'Rhapsody in Blue.' I had always wanted to write something blue and Paul Whiteman inspired.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All these tales of people sitting down and composing symphonies just as though they were writing a letter are very much exaggerated; at least, it isn't that way in my work.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I didn't even start playing the piano until I was about 13 or 14. I guess I must have had a little talent or whatever-you-call-it, but I practised regularly, and that's what counts.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I frequently hear music in the heart of noise.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jazz is one of the best things that you can find in your life, it can always be your friend.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For suddenly, I saw you there And through foggy London town The sun was shining everywhere...More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What the hell do you want to work for somebody else for? Work for yourself!More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Out of my entire annual output of songs, perhaps two, or at the most three, came as a result of inspiration. We can never rely on inspiration. When we most want it, it does not come.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Summertime And the living is easy Fish are jumpin' And the cotton is high Oh, your daddy's rich And your mama's good lookin' So hush little baby now don't you cry One of these mornin's You're gonna rise up singin' Then you'll spread your wings And take to the sky But til that mornin' Ain't nothin' can harm you With your daddy And your mammy standin' by.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jazz is the result of the energy stored up in America.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Modern European composers...have very largely received their stimulus, their rhythms and impulses from Machine Age America. They have a much older tradition of musical technique which has helped them put into musical terms a little more clearly the thoughts that originated here. They can express themselves more glibly.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like to think of music as an emotional science.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gershwin's tragedy was not that he failed to cross the tracks, but rather that he did, and once there in his new habitat, was deprived of the chance to plunge his roots firmly into the new soil.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gershwin's melodic gift was phenomenal. His songs contain the essence of New York in the 1920s and have deservedly become classics of their kind, part of the 20th-century folk-song tradition in the sense that they are popular music which has been spread by oral tradition (for many must have sung a Gershwin song without having any idea who wrote it).More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Porgy is...an interesting example of what can be done by talent in spite of a bad setup. With a libretto that should never have been accepted on a subject that should never have been chosen, a man who should never have attempted it has written a work that has a considerable power.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Look at the piano. You'll notice that there are white notes and black notes. Figure out the difference between them and you'll be able to make whatever kind of music you want.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It sounds simple, of course, but personally I can think of no more mentally arduous task than making music.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The European boys have small ideas but they sure know how to dress 'em up.More George Gershwin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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