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George Gershwin
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The music of George Gershwin is probably known to more peo-ple around the world than are the creations of most otherAmerican composers. Before the term “crossover” was common currency, he established himself and his music in the venues of both popular and symphonic music. His popular songs have become so well known that they approach folk material, their chord changes perpetuated by jazz musicians of every style, and his symphonic compositions grace orchestral programs wherever symphony orchestras perform.