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George Gershwin:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

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

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What is a Rhapsody?
About George Gershwin
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This Week's Quiz

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

 Igor Stravinsky

 Leonard Bernstein

 Felix Mendelssohn

 Dmitri Shostakovich

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

 True

 False

Chick Corea wrote a piano concerto after he heard those of

 Felix Mendelssohn

 Johannes Brahms

 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 Aaron Copland

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

George Gershwin:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

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

More shows about George Gershwin

What is a Rhapsody?
About George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue

Learn more about George Gershwin

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

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

 Igor Stravinsky

 Leonard Bernstein

 Felix Mendelssohn

 Dmitri Shostakovich

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

 True

 False

Chick Corea wrote a piano concerto after he heard those of

 Felix Mendelssohn

 Johannes Brahms

 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 Aaron Copland

 

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