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Rhapsody in Blue

for piano and orchestra arranged by Ferde Grofé (1942)
piano and orchestra
Edition: Performance material

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George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue uniquely describes the American spirit of the 1920s. Gershwin was one of the first composers who combined Jazz and classical music.
Rhapsody in Blue has earned worldwide renown since its world premiere in 1924, when Gershwin himself sat at the piano and impressed the audience with his innovative work. The conductor Paul Whiteman, who led this premiere, called the first performance of it an “Experiment in Modern Music.” The piece shows both melodic and rhythmic inventiveness, as well as a perfect handling of all technical parameters. This “Symphonic Jazz” diverges from the usual formal patterns and was exceptional in its time.

Orchestral Cast

2.2.2.bcl.2asax.tsax.2-3.3.3.1-timp.2perc(glsp, tri, cym, bells, gong, s.d, b.d)-banjo-str

More Information

Title:
Rhapsody in Blue
for piano and orchestra arranged by Ferde Grofé (1942)
Edition:
Performance material
Publisher/Label:
Gershwin Music
Year of composition:
1924
Duration:
16 ′
Series:

Technical Details

Product number:
LSMC 20267-01
Delivery rights:
Worldwide

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Performances

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  • Rhapsody in Blue
    Conductor: N.N.
    Orchestra: SymfUni
    June 1, 2024 | København (Denmark) , N.N.
  • Rhapsody in Blue
    Conductor: Wayne Marshall
    Orchestra: Slovenska filharmonija (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra)
    May 11, 2024 | Zagreb (Slovenia) , Koncertna dvorana Vatroslava Lisinskog
  • Rhapsody in Blue
    Conductor: N.N.
    Orchestra: SymfUni
    May 11, 2024 | Enschede (Netherlands) , N.N.
  • Rhapsody in Blue
    Conductor: Wayne Marshall
    Orchestra: Slovenska filharmonija (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra)
    May 10, 2024 | Ljubljana (Slovenia) , Cankarjev dom, Gallusova dvorana
  • Rhapsody in Blue
    Conductor: Wayne Marshall
    Orchestra: Slovenska filharmonija (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra)
    May 9, 2024 | Ljubljana (Slovenia) , Cankarjev dom, Gallusova dvorana
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