Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, the composition was orchestrated by Ferde Grofé several times, including the original 1924 scoring, "theater orchestra" setting published in 1926, and the symphony orchestra scoring published in 1942, though completed earlier. The piece received its premiere in the concert, An Experiment in Modern Music, which was held on February 12, 1924, in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Whiteman and his band with Gershwin playing the piano.
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Rhapsody in Blue with Yuja Wang and Dudamel - July 21, 2016
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Pure summer magic: the astonishing Yuja Wang plays jazz-inflected classics by Ravel and Gershwin conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
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George Gershwin : Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin (Piano)
Benny Goodman (Clarinet)
Paul Whiteman (Conductor)
Paul Whiteman and his orchestra
(Rec.1927) Public Domain
Rhapsody in Blue is a 1924 musical composition by American composer George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects.
Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, the composition was orchestrated by Ferde Grofé three times, in 1924, in 1926, and finally in 1942. The piece received its premiere in the concert, An Experiment in Modern Music, which was held on February 12, 1924, in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Whiteman and his band with Gershwin playing the piano. The editors of the Cambridge Music Handbooks opined that "The Rhapsody in Blue (1924) established Gershwin's reputation as a serious composer and has since become one of the most popular of all American concert works."
GERSHWIN - RHAPSODY IN BLUE - EUGENE LIST/HOWARD HANSON
Eugene List acompañado por el "Eastman Rochester Ensemble" dirigido por Howard Hanson, compositor y Director norteamericano, en la que es para muchos la mejor versión grabada de esta obra, junto con las de Earl Wild-Arthur Fiedler, Jesús Maria Sanroma-William Steinberg y la mítica de Raymond Lewenthal-Óskar Danon. El sonido es increíble para la época de su grabación (1957).