George Gershwin's Influence on American Music
The Life of George Gershwin
This is an Excerpt From "Rhapsody in Blue"
This link goes to a google doc with an excerpt from "Rhapsody in Blue". "Rhapsody in Blue" is possibly Gershwin's most famous peice, as it really put him on the map. If it wasn't for this song, he might not have been as influential as a artist as he is now. Many piano and classical artists began to put in jazz elements into their music thanks to this song. It was a classical peice with a hint of pop, and opened up the floodgates for classical-pop. Also, there is part of the sheet music for the song below.
People who Influenced Gershwin
How George Gershwin and Martha Argerich Are Alike
A Quick Bio of Martha Argerich
Gerswhin vs. Argerich
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4DAh29B3WOBamstOXBVeWhGV0U&authuser=0 - Gershwin, Kickin' Away The Clouds
Argerich, Jeux D'eau