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Thread #173083   Message #4197226
Posted By: Donuel
15-Feb-24 - 07:58 AM
Thread Name: Rhapsody In Blue at 100
Subject: RE: Rhapsody In Blue at 100
There is a legend that Gershwin wrote the jazz band version in its entirety while on a train trip.

One of the most remarkable performances of the piano and orchestral version is of Leonard Bernstein playing piano while conducting the orchestra.

I knew a blind pianist who was devoted to playing Rhapsody in Blue.
One can find remarkable performances by solo guitar and many other inspired renditions using other instruments.