What Are George Gershwin's Most Famous Works?

"Rhapsody in Blue" is one of Gershwin's best-known compositions that made him famous in 1924. Other well-known examples of his prolific work include "An American in Paris," the folk opera "Porgy and Bess" and jazz pieces such as "The Man I Love," "Someone To Watch Over Me" and "Summertime."

George Gershwin is remembered for composing a long list of musical pieces combining jazz, blues and classical styles. In 1927, Gershwin's recording of "Rhapsody in Blue" sold one million copies worldwide, a major success for that time. "Porgy and Bess" is the first ever American opera. Gershwin composed "Porgy and Bess" with the help of his brother Ira in 1935. It contained the song "Summertime," which later became a world-famous jazz song.