Gershwin In Focus

To Gershwin, show tunes were as important as concert works, and he saw no contradiction in writing both.

Pianist Jack Gibbons follows Gershwin's development as a composer and investigates the close stylistic relationship between the works written for Broadway, for Hollywood and for the concert hall.

The programme includes illustrations at the keyboard and from original recordings.

With Ben Kingsley as George Gershwin.

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To Gershwin, show tunes were as important as concert works, and he saw no contradiction in writing both.

Pianist Jack Gibbons follows Gershwin's development as a composer and investigates the close stylistic relationship between the works written for Broadway, for Hollywood and for the concert hall.

The programme includes illustrations at the keyboard and from original recordings.

With Ben Kingsley as George Gershwin.

1997070619980722

To Gershwin, show tunes were as important as concert works, and he saw no contradiction in writing both.

Pianist Jack Gibbons follows Gershwin's development as a composer and investigates the close stylistic relationship between the works written for Broadway, for Hollywood and for the concert hall.

The programme includes illustrations at the keyboard and from original recordings.

With Ben Kingsley as George Gershwin.