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George Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin wrote his Rhapsody in Blue in a big hurry, after he saw a newspaper announcement saying that he was writing a jazz concerto for a concert taking place in less than a month! Everyone loved the piece at its first performance, and at age 25, Gershwin became a musical celebrity.

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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

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What is a Rhapsody?
About George Gershwin
Jazz in Classical Music

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This Week's Quiz

Which instrument plays the glissando at the beginning of Rhapsody in Blue?

 flute

 clarinet

 trumpet

 oboe

For which band leader did George Gershwin write Rhapsody in Blue?

 Paul Whiteman

 Benny Goodman

 Artie Shaw

The word “blue” in the title of Rhapsody in Blue refers to the fact that the piece contains what sort of music?

 rap

 rock and roll

 jazz

 folk

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

George Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin wrote his Rhapsody in Blue in a big hurry, after he saw a newspaper announcement saying that he was writing a jazz concerto for a concert taking place in less than a month! Everyone loved the piece at its first performance, and at age 25, Gershwin became a musical celebrity.

Music heard in this episode:

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

More shows about George Gershwin

What is a Rhapsody?
About George Gershwin
Jazz in Classical Music

Learn more about George Gershwin

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Which instrument plays the glissando at the beginning of Rhapsody in Blue?

 flute

 clarinet

 trumpet

 oboe

For which band leader did George Gershwin write Rhapsody in Blue?

 Paul Whiteman

 Benny Goodman

 Artie Shaw

The word “blue” in the title of Rhapsody in Blue refers to the fact that the piece contains what sort of music?

 rap

 rock and roll

 jazz

 folk

 

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