Rhapsody in Blue (standard 1942 orchestration)

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composer: George Gershwin (composer) (1924)
orchestrator: Ferde Grofé (1942)
publisher: Chappell Music Ltd.
Ferde Grofé Music Publishing (New York)
New World Music Co.
Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label)
Songfacts: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=26801 [info]
Wikidata: Q722599 [info]
arrangements: Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Dokshitser for trumpet and orchestra)
Rhapsody in Blue (Glenn Miller arrangement)
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Carlos Barbosa-Lima)
Rhapsody in Blue (transcription for solo piano by Gershwin)
Rhapsody in Blue (catch-all for arrangements)
is the basis for: Blue
What Happened (Sublime)
referred to in medleys: Hooked on America
Hooked on Classics, Parts 1 & 2
revision of: Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version, less often performed)

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1942 Rhapsody in Blue live Benny Goodman, Earl Wild, N.B.C Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 16:17
1955-02-09 Rhapsody in Blue Morton Gould, Morton Gould Orchestra 16:10
1955-05 Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 15:35
1955 – 1956 Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé) Georges Cziffra, Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar, Zoltán Rozsnyai ?:??
1957-05 Rhapsody in Blue Eugene List, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson 15:16
1959-05-13 Rhapsody in Blue Earl Wild, Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 16:21
1959-06-23 Rhapsody in Blue Leonard Bernstein, Columbia Symphony Orchestra 16:30
1967-01-04 Rhapsody in Blue Philippe Entremont, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 16:13
1968-11 Rhapsody in Blue Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész 15:48
1970-10 Rhapsody in Blue Werner Haas, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo, Edo de Waart 16:48
1971-06-04 – 1971-06-06 Rhapsody in Blue London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 14:50
1974-07 Rhapsody in Blue Ivan Davis, Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 16:58
1975-06 Rhapsody in Blue Kurt Hiltawsky, Siegfried Stöckigt, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur 15:59
1981-01-05 Rhapsody in Blue Eugene List, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Erich Kunzel 16:30
1982-07-24 Rhapsody in Blue live Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 17:15
1982-07-24 Rhapsody in Blue: Andante and Finale partial Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 6:35
1983-04 Rhapsody in Blue Daniel Blumenthal, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 18:42
1983-06-08 – 1983-06-12 Rhapsody in Blue Alexis Weissenberg, Berliner Philharmoniker, Seiji Ozawa 15:54
1983-07 Rhapsody in Blue Misha Dichter, Philharmonia Orchestra, Neville Marriner 15:35
1989-06-21 – 1989-06-24 Rhapsody in Blue Kathryn Selby, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hayman 16:57
1993-10 Rhapsody in Blue Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, Christopher O'Riley 17:33
1995-06-02 – 1995-06-07 Rhapsody in Blue Marcus Roberts, Members of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra 28:30
1997-10-22 – 1998-02-09 Rhapsody in Blue Michael Boriskin, Eos Orchestra, Jonathan Sheffer 17:20
1998-06 Rhapsody in Blue Jean‐Yves Thibaudet, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hugh Wolff 16:22
2004 Rhapsody in Blue partial Raimonds Pauls & Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris 2:40
2011-08 Rhapsody in Blue Bergen filharmoniske orkester, Andrew Litton, Freddy Kempf 16:21
2012-04-16 – 2012-04-19 Rhapsody In Blue Benjamin Grosvenor, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, James Judd 14:50
2012 Rhapsody in Blue Benjamin Grosvenor, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, James Judd 14:41
2014-07-02 – 2014-07-04 Rhapsody in Blue Simone Dinnerstein, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan Järvi 17:44
2014-10-12 Rhapsody in Blue Jeffrey Biegel, Brown University Orchestra, Paul Phillips 17:38
2015-10-02 – 2015-10-03 Rhapsody in Blue Mark Bebbington, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Leon Botstein 19:31
Andante from Rhapsody in Blue partial George Gershwin 2:36
Andante from Rhapsody in Blue partial George Gershwin 2:33
Andante from: Rhapsody in Blue partial George Gershwin 2:30
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue partial Yann Walcker dits par Pierre Hatet 3:24
Hooked on Classics, Parts 1 & 2 medley Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Louis Clark 5:07
Manhattan / Woody Allen - Rhapsody in Blue partial Boston Pops Orchestra, Earl Wild 4:51
Manhattan: Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 18:13
MANHATTAN: Rhapsody in Blue Jenő Jandó 16:46
Rapsodia in blue (comienzo) partial [unknown] 0:51
Rhadsody in Blue (conclusion) partial The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Philippe Entremont 3:23
Rhapsodie in Blue Ekseption 4:03
Rhapsody in Blue partial George Gershwin 4:14
Rhapsody in Blue American Radio Symphony Orchestra, M. Brown, K. Perkins 15:33
Rhapsody in Blue Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra 18:02
Rhapsody in Blue (instrumental version by unknown artists) George Gershwin 4:36
Rhapsody in Blue partial Larry Adler 6:16
Rhapsody in Blue André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra 5:36
Rhapsody in Blue Benny Goodman, Earl Wild, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 16:17
Rhapsody in Blue partial Ekseption 3:59
Rhapsody in Blue Oscar Levant, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 12:48
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 17:10
Rhapsody in Blue Ekseption 4:02
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin; Leonard Bernstein; Columbia Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic ?:??
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 17:10
Rhapsody in Blue cover Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:52
Rhapsody in Blue 101 Strings 2:42
Rhapsody in Blue Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra 17:57
Rhapsody in Blue partial Henry Mancini 3:27
Rhapsody in Blue Jeffrey Siegel, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 18:04
Rhapsody in Blue Werner Haas, Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Monte‐Carlo, Edo de Waart 16:46
Rhapsody in Blue Gervase de Peyer, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 14:43
Rhapsody in Blue Orion Weiss, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta 18:26
Rhapsody in Blue Isador Goodman, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas 16:16
Rhapsody in Blue Dieter Goldmann, Philharmonia Slavonica, Henry Adolph 13:12
Rhapsody in Blue cover The Residents 10:31
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 9:15
Rhapsody in Blue London Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon 17:01
Rhapsody in Blue Jan Panenka, Symfonický orchestr hlavního města Prahy FOK, Václav Smetáček 17:03
Rhapsody in Blue Katia & Marielle Labèque 4:08
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin, Zubin Mehta & New York Philharmonic 16:35
Rhapsody in Blue live Lincoln Mayorga, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Kitayenko 16:27
Rhapsody in Blue [unknown] 13:15
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 16:56
Rhapsody in Blue Jenő Jandó, Budapesti Filharmóniai Társaság Zenekara, János Sándor 16:47
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 13:20
Rhapsody in Blue Jerome Simas, Michael Tilson Thomas, New World Symphony 17:24
Rhapsody in Blue Henry Mancini 3:25
Rhapsody in Blue Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra 16:29
Rhapsody in Blue Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 18:22
Rhapsody in Blue George Rider, Philharmonia Slavonica, Henry Adolph 13:19
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 8:44
Rhapsody in Blue Kathryn Selby, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hayman 17:00
Rhapsody in Blue Daniel Adni, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Alwyn 17:24
Rhapsody in Blue Boya Vodenicharov, Bulgarian Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, Jo Alfidi 18:11
Rhapsody in Blue Royal Promenade Orchestra, Nigel Simpson 16:37
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin, Denver Symphony Pops, Newton Wayland 13:21
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 17:57
Rhapsody in Blue Steve Barta, Jean‐Yves Thibaudet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop 16:51
Rhapsody in Blue Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit 15:53
Rhapsody in Blue Gabriel Tacchino, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo, Lawrence Foster 15:35
Rhapsody in Blue Simon Tedeschi, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey 18:47
Rhapsody in Blue Nikolai Demidenko, 冨田勲 12:17
Rhapsody in Blue partial Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 3:10
Rhapsody in Blue Leonid Hambro & Gershon Kingsley 13:52
Rhapsody in Blue London Promenade Orchestra, Eric Hammerstein 2:53
Rhapsody in Blue Josef Hála, Slovenská filharmónia, Denis Burgh 16:34
Rhapsody in Blue partial George Gershwin 5:54
Rhapsody in Blue Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur, Siegfried Stöckigt 15:53
Rhapsody in Blue André Previn, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 13:56
Rhapsody in Blue partial Симфоничен оркестър на БНР, Jo Alfidi 6:15
Rhapsody in Blue Ferrante and Teicher 11:05
Rhapsody in Blue Ralph Grierson, Philharmonia Orchestra, James Levine 12:34
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 14:57
Rhapsody in Blue Raymond Lewenthal, London Promenade Orchestra, Eric Hammerstein 5:28
Rhapsody in Blue Ekseption 4:02
Rhapsody in Blue Ekseption 3:59
Rhapsody in Blue Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, Michel Camilo 16:47
Rhapsody in Blue live Ekseption 4:46
Rhapsody in Blue Raymond Lewenthal, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra & Oscar Danon 14:06
Rhapsody in Blue Eumir Deodato 8:50
Rhapsody in Blue Gwenneth Pryor, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Williams 17:23
Rhapsody in Blue [unknown] 16:39
Rhapsody in Blue André Previn, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 13:51
Rhapsody in Blue Caine / Gershwin 22:28
Rhapsody in Blue Cécile Ousset, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner 17:30
Rhapsody in Blue Philharmonia Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Howard Shelley 17:01
Rhapsody in Blue Fazil Say 16:57
Rhapsody in Blue partial Aalborg Symfoniorkester, Wayne Marshall 8:56
Rhapsody in Blue Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Siegel, Leonard Slatkin 17:57
Rhapsody in Blue Oscar Levant, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 12:53
Rhapsody in Blue The English Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Addison 16:33
Rhapsody in Blue Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra 9:03
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 17:30
Rhapsody in Blue Michael Reeves, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 17:12
Rhapsody in Blue Budapesti Filharmóniai Társaság Zenekara 16:44
Rhapsody in Blue Jack Teagarden 5:07
Rhapsody in Blue partial Wayne Marshall, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle 4:40
Rhapsody in Blue Kurt Hiltawsky, Siegfried Stöckigt, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur 16:00
Rhapsody in Blue Michael Boriskin, Eos Orchestra, Jonathan Sheffer 17:22
Rhapsody in Blue Aalborg Symphony, Wayne Marshall 14:34
Rhapsody in Blue Jon Nakamatsu, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeff Tyzik 17:54
Rhapsody in Blue Stanley Black, London Festival Orchestra 16:53
Rhapsody in Blue Tzimon Barto, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis 17:30
Rhapsody in Blue partial George Gershwin 3:00
Rhapsody in Blue Isador Goodman, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas 16:16
Rhapsody in Blue Lucy Parham, BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth 18:44
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 16:53
Rhapsody in Blue Dieter Goldmann, Philharmonia Slavonica, Henry Adolph 13:18
Rhapsody in Blue Jesús Maria Sanromá, Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 13:47
Rhapsody in Blue Kamil Hála, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pešek 16:34
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 17:57
Rhapsody in Blue Peter Donohoe, London Sinfonietta, Sir Simon Rattle 16:13
Rhapsody in Blue Larry Adler & George Martin 8:28
Rhapsody in Blue partial Leroy Smith and His Orchestra 3:10
Rhapsody in Blue Jenő Jandó, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, János Sándor 16:48
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 13:33
Rhapsody in Blue partial Ekseption 4:03
Rhapsody in Blue Tzimon Barto, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis 17:30
Rhapsody in Blue the Metro Philharmonic Orchestra, Joel Spiegelman 17:08
Rhapsody in Blue partial [unknown] 2:53
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin, Columbia Jazz Band, Michael Tilson Thomas 13:44
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 13:49
Rhapsody in Blue The European Philharmonic Orchestra, Hymisher Greenburg 14:45
Rhapsody in Blue cover The Bobs 17:15
Rhapsody in Blue Edo de Waart, Minnesota Orchestra 16:56
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) partial George Gershwin 5:11
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 16:24
Rhapsody In Blue George Gershwin, Paul Whiteman & His Orch. 9:01
Rhapsody In Blue Daniel Blumenthal, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 16:55
Rhapsody In Blue Wayne Marshall, Aalborg Symphony 14:27
Rhapsody in Blue (Andante and Finale) partial Leonard Bernstein, Los Angeles Philharmonic 6:34
Rhapsody in Blue (beginning) partial The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Philippe Entremont 12:40
Rhapsody in Blue (Complete Uncut version) Philippe Entremont, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 16:22
Rhapsody in Blue (edit) Larry Adler & George Martin 4:08
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) partial George Gershwin 5:21
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) partial George Gershwin, Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra, Nathaniel Shilkret 4:38
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) partial George Gershwin 4:03
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) partial Earl Wild, Pasquale Cardillo 5:41
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) partial Gabriel Tacchino, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo, Lawrence Foster 4:25
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) partial Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 5:34
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) partial Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart, Garrick Ohlsson 4:39
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) partial Eugene List, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Erich Kunzel 2:38
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) partial Jenő Jandó 5:23
Rhapsody in Blue (extract) partial George Gershwin 0:47
Rhapsody in Blue (Finale) partial Eugene List, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Samuel Adler 5:25
Rhapsody in Blue (From "Manhattan") George Gershwin 16:47
Rhapsody in Blue (from Manhattan) George Gershwin 16:32
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) partial Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 5:42
Rhapsody in Blue (Ivan Davis, Cleveland Orchestra - Lorin Maazel) George Gershwin 17:01
Rhapsody in Blue (Main Theme) (Arr. Keane) Kathy Keane 2:40
Rhapsody in Blue (opening) partial George Gershwin 4:27
Rhapsody in Blue (opening) partial City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle 4:45
Rhapsody in Blue (opening) partial Daniel Blumenthal, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 5:54
Rhapsody in Blue (Orch. Grofé) partial André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra 2:44
Rhapsody in Blue (short version) partial Kamil Hála, Slovak National Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pešek 10:02
Rhapsody in Blue (shortened version) partial London Promenade Orchestra, Eric Hammerstein 2:54
Rhapsody in Blue [excerpt] partial Wayne Marshall, Aalborg Symphony, Wayne Marshall 8:32
Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and Orchestra Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung 15:52
Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and Orchestra Boyan Vodenicharov, Philharmonia Bulgarica, Jo Alfidi 18:03
Rhapsody in Blue, for Piano and Orchestra (orchestrated by Grofé) New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta 16:36
Rhapsody in Blue: Andante Boyan Vodenicharov, Balkan State Orchestra, Jo Alfidi 6:14
Rhapsody in Blue: First Movement partial George Gershwin 1:27
Rhapsody in Blue: Second Movement partial George Gershwin 0:43
Symphonic Gershwin medley The Allentown Band, Ronald Demkee 7:56
ラプソディ・イン・ブルー(エンディング・ヴァージョン) George Gershwin 2:03
ラプソディ・イン・ブルー(ピアニカ・ヴァージョン) George Gershwin 6:22