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Rhapsody In Blue - Part 1 - Vic Lewis And His Orchestra - Rhapsody In Blue - Part 1 / Rhapsody In Blue - Concl. (Shellac)

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  1. Jan 08,  · Highlights include Gershwin's operetta 'Blue Monday,' cut from a review show after only one performance; Al Jolson introducing 'Swanee' to his adoring audience; Paul Whiteman, who commissioned 'Rhapsody in Blue,' conducting the original arrangement for piano and band from its debut at Aeolian Hall; Anne Brown, the original Bess, singing /5().
  2. This CD sampler has 18 songs written by the Gershwins and recorded during a year period for labels now owned by the Blue Note family. Featured are the Billy May Orchestra (playing a brief version of "Rhapsody In Blue"), Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Chet Baker ("But Not for Me"), Frank Rosolino, Julie London, Thelonious Monk ("Nice Work If You Can Get It"), Bill Evans and Bob Brookmeyer, Hank.
  3. Rhapsody in Blue is a musical composition by the American composer George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects.. The composition was commissioned by the bandleader Paul was orchestrated by Ferde Grofé several times, including the original scoring, the "theater orchestra" setting, and the Form: Rhapsody.
  4. Article. On July 1, , the Library of Congress was privileged to extend a welcome to the distinguished composer and conductor, Ferde Grofé. His appearance at the Library would have been notable on any occasion, but it was remarkably so on this one, for he brought with him as a gift to the Library his original manuscript of George Gershwin's famous Rhapsody in Blue, an epoch-marking .
  5. Listener's Guide Overview. According to the often-told story, having seen George Gershwin's mini-opera Blue Monday, bandleader Paul Whiteman asked the composer for an extended work to perform at a special concert to be given at the Aeolian Hall in New ocunextedfirefcompventretperctentquad.coin agreed and then, in the rush of his career, forgot about it.
  6. The second movement is a slow, sentimental waltz, equal parts Tin Pan Alley and French melodie. The last movement is a quick sprint to the finish, as if the pianist were trying to outrun the orchestra. The strongest response to the call of Rhapsody in Blue, however, was William Grant Still’s symphonic poem Darker America. Also premiered in.
  7. A new broadway-aimed stage musical about American composer/pianist George Gershwin and his masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue. KCS Productions Present: RHAPSODY IN BLUE The Stage Musical! February 12, , The day the music world was shaken to the CORE!
  8. Rhapsody in Blue. Premiered at Aeolian Hall, New York, on February 12, Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, George Gershwin (piano). In the midst of working on the musical comedy, SWEET LITTLE DEVIL, Gershwin was surprised to discover that Paul Whiteman was expecting him to write a jazz concerto for his forthcoming Experiment in Modern Music.

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