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Born: Brooklyn, New York, September 26, 1898

Died: Hollywood, California, July 11, 1937

Major Works:

  • Orchestral Music:
    • Rhapsody in Blue
    • Concerto in F for piano and orchestra
    • An American in Paris
  • Opera:
    • Porgy and Bess
  • Other Works:
    • Second Rhapsody, Cuban overture, for orchestra
    • Variations on "I Got Rhythm" for piano and orchestra
    • Preludes for piano

Source: Cross, Milton, and David Ewen. 1962. Milton Cross' Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.