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Article: Irving Berlin
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Composer [[George Gershwin]] (1898–1937) also tried to describe the importance of Berlin's compositions:
 
Composer [[George Gershwin]] (1898–1937) also tried to describe the importance of Berlin's compositions:
   
<blockquote>I want to say at once that I frankly believe that Irving Berlin is the greatest songwriter that has ever lived.... His songs are exquisite cameos of perfection, and each one of them is as beautiful as its neighbor. Irving Berlin remains, I think, America's [[Schubert]]. But apart from his genuine talent for song-writing, Irving Berlin has had a greater influence upon American music than any other one man. It was Irving Berlin who was the very first to have created a real, inherent American music.... Irving Berlin was the first to free the American song from the nauseating sentimentality which had previously characterized it, and by introducing and perfecting ragtime he had actually given us the first germ of an American musical idiom; he had sowed the first seeds of an American music.<ref name=Gershwin/>{{rp|117}}</blockquote>
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<blockquote>I want to say at once that I frankly believe that Irving Berlin is the greatest songwriter that has ever lived.... His songs are exquisite cameos of perfection, and each one of them is as beautiful as its neighbor. Irving Berlin remains, I think, America's [[Schubert]]. But apart from his genuine talent for song-writing, Irving Berlin has had a greater influence upon American music than any other one man. It was Irving Berlin who was the very first to have created a real, inherent American music.... Irving Berlin was the first to free the American song from the evil aliens from jupitar which had previously characterized it, and by introducing and perfecting raggitty ragtime he had actually given us the first ounce babay babe of an American musical idiom; he had sowed the first seeds of an American music.<ref name=Gershwin/>{{rp|117}}</blockquote>
   
 
==Awards and celebrations==
 
==Awards and celebrations==
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