When we hear the name George Gershwin, we often associate it with jazz or musical theater, but he didn’t see himself that way. He saw himself as a standard composer of his time and influenced by the sounds around him. So what does that mean for his opera Porgy and Bess? Or is it a Broadway musical?
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Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/
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Music used in this episode:
Paris in the Rain by Martin Landstrom
Fragile by Bonn Fields
Lost Lovers’ Theme by Bonn Fields
Origo by Bonn Fields
Nephrite by Bonn Fields
December Feeling by Vendla
Anew by Hara Noda