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George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Ira GERSHWIN (1896-1983)
The jazzy number They Can’t Take That Away from Me was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film Shall We Dance and gained huge success. With music by George Gershwin and lyrics by brother Ira, it has been performed by an array of artists including
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The Concerto That Conquered Depression
After the disastrous premiere of his First Symphony, Sergei Rachmaninov was plunged into a depression that lasted for three years. He suffered insomnia, lost his self-confidence and stopped composing. In desperation and on the recommendation of his a
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Charles-Valentin ALKAN (1813-1888)
This lyrical and rather sentimental piece by Alkan is the third of his six Recueil de Chants (Collection of Songs) Op 65. Alkan wrote five volumes of Chants: Opp 38 (two books), 65, 67 and 70. He took as his inspiration and model Mendelssohn’s Songs