Saturday, August 31, 2019

Rhapsody in Blue

This is the scene in the 1945 movie Rhapsody in Blue in which the song is first performed in front of an audience. Robert Alda plays the part of George Gershwin at the piano. You can hear the full 17 minute version performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra here.

1 comment:

BAC said...

Probable 50 years ago now one of my schoolmates was accepted into Juilliard. She played piano, so during our spring band concert the director featured her performing Rhapsody in Blue. I played bass clarinet in concert band, and this song was pure joy to perform! I've always loved this song. Thanks for posting!