Rhapsody in Blue (original 1924 jazz band version, less often performed)

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orchestrator:Ferde Grofé (pianist, arranger, conductor and composer) (in 1924)
composer:George Gershwin (composer) (in 1924)
publisher:Harms, Inc. (in 1924)
premiered at:Aeolian Hall in New York, New York, United States (on 1924-02-12)
download score for free:imslp: Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin, George) [info]
Wikipedia:en: Rhapsody in Blue [info]
Wikidata:Q722599 [info]
later versions:Rhapsody in Blue (Rick Wakeman version)
version of:Rhapsody in Blue (original 1924 two-piano manuscript version)
has revision:Rhapsody in Blue (standard 1942 orchestration)
Rhapsody in Blue (Restored to Gershwin's Original Manuscript by Alicia Zizzo)
Rhapsody in Blue (1926 Grofé revision)
arrangements:Rhapsody in Blue (transcription for solo piano by Gershwin 1927)
Rhapsody in Blue (Glenn Miller arrangement)

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
1924-06-10Rhapsody in BluePaul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra(The Composer at the piano)9:12
1924-06-10Rhapsody in Blue: Part 1Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra(The Composer at the piano)4:35
1924-06-10Rhapsody in Blue: Part 2Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra(The Composer at the piano)4:50
1925-05Rhapsody in Blue, Part 2: Andantino and Finale (piano roll)partialGeorge Gershwin?:??
1927-01Rhapsody in Blue, Part 1 (piano roll)partialGeorge Gershwin?:??
1927-04-21Rhapsody in Blue (take 6)George Gershwin, Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra9:09
1927-04-21Rhapsody in Blue (take 6)George Gershwin & Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra8:45
1927-04-21Rhapsody in Blue Part 1 (take 6)Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra The Composer at the piano9:00
1927-04-21Rhapsody in Blue Part 2 (take 8)Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra (The Composer at the piano)4:56
1981-01-05Rhapsody in Blue (opening)partialEugene List, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Erich Kunzel5:05
1988-02 – 1988-03Rhapsody in Blue: Arrangement for the Paul Whiteman OrchestraWayne Marshall, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox13:44
1990-07Rhapsody in BlueChicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine16:10
1993-01-28 – 1993-01-31Rhapsody in Blue (original version)Louis Lortie, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Richard Dufallo16:04
2018-07-22 – 2018-07-25Rhapsody in BlueStewart Goodyear, Chineke! Orchestra, Wayne Marshall16:14
Opening Section from Rhapsody in BlueMarcus Roberts9:54
Rhapsody in BlueIvan Davis, Maurice Peress16:22
Rhapsody in BlueGlenn Miller3:00
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin, Columbia Jazz Band, Michael Tilson Thomas13:44
Rhapsody in BlueColumbia Jazz Band, Michael Tilson Thomas13:46
Rhapsody in BlueGlenn Miller3:02
Rhapsody in BlueWilliam Tritt, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel18:07
Rhapsody In BlueLos Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas, Lorin Levee15:50
Rhapsody in Blue - Jazz Band Version (Arr. Grofé) (Opening)partialWayne Marshall, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle4:40
Rhapsody in Blue (Jazz Band version)Stefano Bollani, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly16:12
Rhapsody in Blue (Jazz Band version): OpeningWayne Marshall, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle4:39
Rhapsody in Blue (jazzband version - opening)partialWayne Marshall, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle4:45
Rhapsody in Blue (original Jazz Band version)Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton17:08
Rhapsody in Blue (Original Jazz Band version)Joanna MacGregor, Carl Davis, London Symphony Orchestra15:58
Rhapsody in Blue (version pour Jazz Band)partialChicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine3:05