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Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (Piano: Maja Babyszka)

Accompanied by the Arthur Rubinstein School of Music Symphony Orchestra, the young Polish pianist Maja Babyszka performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a work for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Henryk Wierzchoń. Composed in 1924, the work was premiered in an afternoon concert on Tuesday, February 12, 1924, held by Paul Whiteman and his band Palais Royal Orchestra, entitled An Experiment in Modern Music, which took place in Aeolian Hall in New York City.

This performance is recorded during the 3rd Polish Nationwide Music Schools’ Symphonic Orchestras Competition at the Pomeranian Philharmonic Concert Hall in Bydgoszcz on June 21, 2015. Published by the Akademia Filmu i Telewizji channel.
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Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (Michel Camilo)

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), Michel Camilo, the Grammy-award winning pianist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Composed in 1924, the work is for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Recorded at the Weseler shipyard, Frankfurt on August 17, 2016.
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Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue – Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic (1976)

American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist Leonard Bernstein performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Composed in 1924, the work is for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Bernstein also conducts the New York Philharmonic. Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1976.
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Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue – Makoto Ozone, New York Philharmonic

Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic orchestra, Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Composed in 1924, the work is for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Alan Gilbert.
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Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (Piano: Fazıl Say)

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), Turkish pianist Fazıl Say performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a 1924 musical composition for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Miguel Prieto. Recorded live at Alte Oper Frankfurt on January 18 2013.
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