Rhapsody in Blue (standard 1942 orchestration)

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orchestrator:Ferde Grofé (pianist, arranger, conductor and composer) (in 1942)
composer:George Gershwin (composer) (in 1924)
publisher:Chappell Music Ltd.
Ferde Grofé Music Publishing (New York)
New World Music Co.
Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label)
Songfacts:http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=26801 [info]
Wikidata:Q722599 [info]
referred to in medleys:Hooked on America
Hooked on Classics, Parts 1 & 2
is the basis for:Blue
What Happened (Sublime)
revision of:Rhapsody in Blue (original 1924 jazz band version, less often performed)
arrangements:Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Dokshitser for trumpet and orchestra)
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Carlos Barbosa-Lima)
Rhapsody in Blue (catch-all for unknown versions and arrangements)
Rhapsody in Blue (Progressive metal arrangement by Liquid Tension Experiment)


1942Rhapsody in BlueliveBenny Goodman, Earl Wild, N.B.C Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini16:17
1945-05-20Rhapsody in BlueOscar Levant, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy12:46
1954-03-18Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin14:04
1955-02-09Rhapsody in BlueMorton Gould, Morton Gould Orchestra16:10
1955-05Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin15:35
1955 – 1956Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)Georges Cziffra, Nemzeti Filharmonikus zenekar, Zoltán Rozsnyai?:??
1957-05Rhapsody in BlueEugene List, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson15:16
1959-05-13Rhapsody in BlueEarl Wild, Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler16:21
1959-06-23Rhapsody in BlueLeonard Bernstein, Columbia Symphony Orchestra16:30
1962-12-20Rhapsody in BlueinstrumentalDuke Ellington & His Orchestra4:52
1967-01-04Rhapsody in BluePhilippe Entremont, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy16:13
1968-11Rhapsody in BlueJulius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész15:48
1970-10Rhapsody in BlueWerner Haas, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo, Edo de Waart16:48
1971-06-04 – 1971-06-06Rhapsody in BlueGervase de Peyer, André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra14:50
1971-08-13Rhapsody in BlueStan Kenton and His Orchestra7:02
1974-07Rhapsody in BlueIvan Davis, Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel17:00
1975-06Rhapsody in BlueKurt Hiltawsky, Siegfried Stöckigt, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur15:59
1981-01-05Rhapsody in BlueEugene List, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Erich Kunzel16:30
1982-07-24Rhapsody in BlueliveLos Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein17:15
1982-07-24Rhapsody in Blue: Andante and FinalepartialLos Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein6:35
1982Rhapsody in BlueAirmen of Note3:07
1983-04Rhapsody in BlueDaniel Blumenthal, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford18:42
1983-06-08 – 1983-06-12Rhapsody in BlueAlexis Weissenberg, Berliner Philharmoniker, Seiji Ozawa15:54
1983-07Rhapsody in BlueMisha Dichter, Philharmonia Orchestra, Neville Marriner15:35
1987-07-20 – 1987-07-22Rhapsody in BlueDavid Golub, London Symphony Orchestra, Mitch Miller18:50
1989-06-21 – 1989-06-24Rhapsody in BlueKathryn Selby, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hayman16:58
1993-10Rhapsody in BlueRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, Christopher O'Riley17:33
1995-06-02 – 1995-06-07Rhapsody in BlueMarcus Roberts, Members of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra28:30
1997-10-22 – 1998-02-09Rhapsody in BlueMichael Boriskin, Eos Orchestra, Jonathan Sheffer17:27
1998-06Rhapsody in BlueJean‐Yves Thibaudet, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hugh Wolff16:18
2004Rhapsody in BluepartialRaimonds Pauls & Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris2:40
2010-11-20Rhapsody in BlueOrion Weiss, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta18:27
2011-08Rhapsody in BlueBergen filharmoniske orkester, Andrew Litton, Freddy Kempf16:21
2012-04-16 – 2012-04-19Rhapsody In BlueBenjamin Grosvenor, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, James Judd14:50
2012Rhapsody in BlueBenjamin Grosvenor, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, James Judd14:41
2014-05-06 – 2014-05-08Rhapsody in BlueTokyo Symphony Orchestra, Taizo Takemoto17:46
2014-07-02 – 2014-07-04Rhapsody in BlueSimone Dinnerstein, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan Järvi17:44
2014-10-12Rhapsody in BlueJeffrey Biegel, Brown University Orchestra, Paul Phillips17:38
2015-10-02 – 2015-10-03Rhapsody in BlueMark Bebbington, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Leon Botstein19:31
2015-11Rhapsody in Blue Theme (Gershwin's Dream)coverFoltzOliva3:13
2017-03Rhapsody in BlueBart Van Caenegem, Anima Eterna Brugge, Jos van Immerseel18:27
2019-06-20Rhapsody in Blue (version for piano and orchestra)liveYuja Wang, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gustavo Dudamel17:48
Andante from Rhapsody in BluepartialGeorge Gershwin2:33
Andante from: Rhapsody in BluepartialGeorge Gershwin2:30
Classics on 45: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Flight of the Bumble Bee / Symphony no. 40 / Rhapsody in Blue / Karelia Suite / Symphony no. 5 / Toccata in D-minor / Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Symphony no. 9 / William Tell Overture / Aria from The Marriage of Figaro / Romeo and Juliet / Trumpet Voluntary / Hallelujah Chorus / Piano Concerto in A-minor / Toreadors March / 1812 Overturemedley and partialThe Neon Philharmonic Orchestra5:33
Excerpt from "Rhapsody in Blue"partialSlovenská filharmónia5:53
Gershwin – Rhapsody in BluepartialYann Walcker dits par Pierre Hatet3:24
Gershwin Medley: Rhapsody in Blue / Summertime / Someone to Watch Over Me / The Man I Lovecover and medleyArt Blakey Quintet6:03
Hooked on Classics, Parts 1 & 2medleyRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Louis Clark5:07
Manhattan / Woody Allen - Rhapsody in BluepartialBoston Pops Orchestra, Earl Wild4:51
Manhattan: Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin18:13
MANHATTAN: Rhapsody in BlueJenő Jandó16:46
Opening Section from Rhapsody in BluepartialMarcus Roberts9:54
Rapsodia in bluMichael Tilson Thomas13:50
Rapsodia in blue (comienzo)partial[unknown]0:51
Rhadsody in Blue (conclusion)partialThe Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Philippe Entremont3:23
Rhapsodie in BlueEkseption4:03
Rhapsodie in blue (extrait)André Previn5:14
Rhapsody in blueMisha Dichter, Sir Neville Marriner4:12
Rhapsody in blue[unknown]?:??
Rhapsody in BlueSiegfried Stöckigt, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur15:59
Rhapsody in BlueIvan Davis, New Palais Royale Orchestra, Maurice Peress16:22
Rhapsody in BlueJenő Jandó, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, János Sándor16:47
Rhapsody in BlueDavid Syme, Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, Luis Herrera de la Fuente15:50
Rhapsody in BlueGlenn Miller Orchestra directed by Wil Salden2:52
Rhapsody in BlueGlenn Miller3:01
Rhapsody in Blue[unknown]18:36
Rhapsody in Bluepartial[unknown]5:10
Rhapsody in BlueSlovenská filharmónia, Libor Pešek3:11
Rhapsody in Blue[unknown]13:57
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin18:42
Rhapsody in BluepartialСимфоничен оркестър на БНР, Jo Alfidi6:15
Rhapsody in BlueBoston Pops Orchestra16:04
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin14:01
Rhapsody in BlueGewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur?:??
Rhapsody in Blue[unknown]18:43
Rhapsody in BluepartialGeorge Gershwin5:54
Rhapsody in Blue[unknown]16:58
Rhapsody in Bluepartial[unknown]3:13
Rhapsody in BlueLeonid Hambro & Gershon Kingsley13:52
Rhapsody in Bluepartial[unknown]0:30
Rhapsody in BlueGlenn Miller & His Orchestra?:??
Rhapsody in BlueDuke Ellington & His Orchestra4:52
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialGeorge Gershwin5:11
Rhapsody in BlueRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra18:21
Rhapsody in BlueRalph Grierson, Philharmonia Orchestra, James Levine12:34
Rhapsody in BlueStan Kenton and His Orchestra7:02
Rhapsody in BluepartialGeorge Gershwin2:57
Rhapsody in BlueGewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur, Siegfried Stöckigt15:53
Rhapsody in BlueThe European Philharmonic Orchestra, Hymisher Greenburg14:45
Rhapsody in BluecoverThe Bobs17:15
Rhapsody in BlueEdo de Waart, Minnesota Orchestra16:56
Rhapsody in BlueFerrante and Teicher11:05
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin16:24
Rhapsody in BlueEkseption4:02
Rhapsody in BluecoverThe Dennis Noday Orchestra7:47
Rhapsody in BlueLondon Promenade Orchestra, Eric Hammerstein2:53
Rhapsody in BlueJosef Hála, Slovenská filharmónia, Denis Burgh16:34
Rhapsody in BlueJan Panenka, Symfonický orchestr hlavního města Prahy FOK, Václav Smetáček17:03
Rhapsody in BluePhilippe Entremont, Concert Hall Symphony Orchestra, Walter Goehr15:20
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