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Rhapsody in Blue

 

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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Jazz in Classical Music

George Gershwin was just one composer who used jazz in music that was written for the classical concert hall. So did Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, and others.

Track list:
Gershwin: Spanish Prelude
Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit
Ravel: Concerto in G
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite #1
Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto
Bernstein: Fancy Free
Ellington: Three Black Kings
Corea: Piano Concerto
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Which of these classical composers did NOT use jazz in their compositions?

Igor Stravinsky

Leonard Bernstein

Felix Mendelssohn

Dmitri Shostakovich


2.Duke Ellington wrote pieces for the concert hall and ballet stage.

True

False


3. Chick Corea wrote a piano concerto after he heard those of

Felix Mendelssohn

Johannes Brahms

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Aaron Copland


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