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Aint Necessarily So... - George Gershwin - Best Of Gershwin


2002
Label: EMI Music France - 7243 8 26663 2 5 • Format: CD Album • Country: France • Genre: Jazz, Classical • Style: Contemporary, Swing
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Lloyd Schwartz. Warner Archives hide caption. The movie Rhapsody in Blue, a biography of George Gershwin, was released only eight years after his death from a brain tumor at the age of It's a good subject: Gershwin wrote some of the best popular songs ever produced in this country, but he also had ambitions to be a serious classical composer and wrote symphonic music, concertos and an opera — all of which are still performed. He captures both the well-documented charm and the driven quality of the brilliant young composer.

Other sympathetic performances include avuncular Charles Coburn as Max Dreyfus, Gershwin's supportive music publisher, and theater legend Morris Carnovsky as Gershwin's father. Carnovsky's Hollywood career would soon come to an end when he was blacklisted, but he remained a respected stage actor. Injecting an uncanny reality into the film are a number of figures from Gershwin's circle who play themselves. Gershwin's real-life friend, pianist and caustic comedian Oscar Levant, gives the film its biggest jolt of satiric energy.

Levant was famous for playing Gershwin's music, and it's Levant we hear in the piano solos for Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F. For a scene reenacting the historic premiere of Rhapsody in Blue at Aeolian Hall, the conductor is bandleader Paul Whiteman, who conducted the real premiere. In a scene in a Turkish bath, we find the real George White, producer of the famous series of Broadway revues for whom Gershwin wrote many of his early hits. And making a guest appearance is no less a star than Al Jolson, whose original rendition of "Swanee" made Gershwin famous.

Among the film's other musical high points are a rare staging of Gershwin's early mini-opera, Blue Monday, which got only one performance on Broadway. There's lovable song-and-dance man Tom Patricola, who isn't even credited, singing and dancing "Somebody Loves Me," the Gershwin song he actually introduced onstage. And most remarkable, Anne Brown — the original Bess in Porgy and Bess -- sings the most famous song from that opera, "Summertime.

But Hollywood can't help messing with facts. Gershwin's brother Ira, who wrote the lyrics to most of George's songs, is a major character in the film, but their two other siblings are completely expunged.

In the movie, George discovers that Ira can write lyrics years after the real Ira started writing them. Gershwin was something of a playboy who never married. His most serious romance seems to have been with songwriter Kay Swift, for whom he named one of his biggest hit shows, Oh, Thats Life (Live) - Van Morrison With Georgie Fame & Friends* - Thats Life But with astonishing chutzpah, the film concocts for him two completely fictional lovers — an imaginary Broadway star named Julie Adams, played by goody-goody Joan Leslie, and a cool society beauty played by Alexis Smith.

One gratuitously false bit of dialogue comes when Gershwin meets Oscar Levant in Max Dreyfus' office. But George was actually born Jacob Gershvin. In this movie, real history, in the form of the people who actually knew George Gershwin and Aint Necessarily So. - George Gershwin - Best Of Gershwin his music, makes a bigger and truer impression than the Hollywood fabrications. Accessibility links Skip to main Aint Necessarily So.

- George Gershwin - Best Of Gershwin Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Don't Tell Me! NPR Shop. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz says it's a fascinating mixture of real facts, pure invention and Aint Necessarily So. - George Gershwin - Best Of Gershwin musical moments. Review Movies.

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