Rhapsody in Blue (standard 1942 orchestration)

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orchestrator:Ferde Grofé (pianist, arranger, conductor and composer) (in 1942)
composer:George Gershwin (composer) (in 1924)
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]
referred to in medleys:Hooked on America
Hooked on Classics, Parts 1 & 2
is the basis for:Blue
What Happened (Sublime)
revision of:Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version, less often performed)
arrangements:Rhapsody in Blue (transcription for solo piano by Gershwin)
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Dokshitser for trumpet and orchestra)
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Carlos Barbosa-Lima)
Rhapsody in Blue (Glenn Miller arrangement)
Rhapsody in Blue (catch-all for arrangements)

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1942Rhapsody in BlueliveBenny Goodman, Earl Wild, N.B.C Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini16:17
1955-02-09Rhapsody in BlueMorton Gould, Morton Gould Orchestra16:10
1955-05Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin15:35
1955 – 1956Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)Georges Cziffra, Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar, Zoltán Rozsnyai?:??
1957-05Rhapsody in BlueEugene List, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson15:16
1959-05-13Rhapsody in BlueEarl Wild, Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler16:21
1959-06-23Rhapsody in BlueLeonard Bernstein, Columbia Symphony Orchestra16:30
1962-12-20Rhapsody in BlueinstrumentalDuke Ellington & His Orchestra4:52
1967-01-04Rhapsody in BluePhilippe Entremont, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy16:13
1968-11Rhapsody in BlueJulius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész15:48
1970-10Rhapsody in BlueWerner Haas, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo, Edo de Waart16:48
1971-06-04 – 1971-06-06Rhapsody in BlueGervase de Peyer, André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra14:50
1974-07Rhapsody in BlueIvan Davis, Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel17:00
1975-06Rhapsody in BlueKurt Hiltawsky, Siegfried Stöckigt, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur15:59
1981-01-05Rhapsody in BlueEugene List, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Erich Kunzel16:30
1982-07-24Rhapsody in BlueliveLos Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein17:15
1982-07-24Rhapsody in Blue: Andante and FinalepartialLos Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein6:35
1982Rhapsody in BlueAirmen of Note3:07
1983-04Rhapsody in BlueDaniel Blumenthal, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford18:42
1983-06-08 – 1983-06-12Rhapsody in BlueAlexis Weissenberg, Berliner Philharmoniker, Seiji Ozawa15:54
1983-07Rhapsody in BlueMisha Dichter, Philharmonia Orchestra, Neville Marriner15:35
1989-06-21 – 1989-06-24Rhapsody in BlueKathryn Selby, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hayman16:57
1993-10Rhapsody in BlueRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, Christopher O'Riley17:33
1995-06-02 – 1995-06-07Rhapsody in BlueMarcus Roberts, Members of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra28:30
1997-10-22 – 1998-02-09Rhapsody in BlueMichael Boriskin, Eos Orchestra, Jonathan Sheffer17:20
1998-06Rhapsody in BlueJean‐Yves Thibaudet, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hugh Wolff16:22
2004Rhapsody in BluepartialRaimonds Pauls & Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris2:40
2010-11-20Rhapsody in BlueOrion Weiss, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta18:27
2011-08Rhapsody in BlueBergen filharmoniske orkester, Andrew Litton, Freddy Kempf16:21
2012-04-16 – 2012-04-19Rhapsody In BlueBenjamin Grosvenor, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, James Judd14:50
2012Rhapsody in BlueBenjamin Grosvenor, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, James Judd14:41
2014-07-02 – 2014-07-04Rhapsody in BlueSimone Dinnerstein, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan Järvi17:44
2014-10-12Rhapsody in BlueJeffrey Biegel, Brown University Orchestra, Paul Phillips17:38
2015-10-02 – 2015-10-03Rhapsody in BlueMark Bebbington, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Leon Botstein19:31
2015-11Rhapsody in Blue Theme (Gershwin's Dream)coverFoltzOliva3:13
2019-06-20Rhapsody in Blue (version for piano and orchestra)liveYuja Wang, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gustavo Dudamel17:48
Andante from Rhapsody in BluepartialGeorge Gershwin2:36
Andante from Rhapsody in BluepartialGeorge Gershwin2:33
Andante from: Rhapsody in BluepartialGeorge Gershwin2:30
Gershwin – Rhapsody in BluepartialYann Walcker dits par Pierre Hatet3:24
Hooked on Classics, Parts 1 & 2medleyRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Louis Clark5:07
Manhattan / Woody Allen - Rhapsody in BluepartialBoston Pops Orchestra, Earl Wild4:51
Manhattan: Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin18:13
MANHATTAN: Rhapsody in BlueJenő Jandó16:46
Rapsodia in blue (comienzo)partial[unknown]0:51
Rhadsody in Blue (conclusion)partialThe Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Philippe Entremont3:23
Rhapsodie in BlueEkseption4:03
Rhapsodie in blue (extrait)André Previn5:14
Rhapsody in BlueGabriel Tacchino, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo, Lawrence Foster15:35
Rhapsody in BlueSimon Tedeschi, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey18:47
Rhapsody in BlueNikolai Demidenko, 冨田勲12:17
Rhapsody in BluepartialColumbia Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein3:10
Rhapsody in Bluepartial[unknown]4:14
Rhapsody in BlueAmerican Radio Symphony Orchestra, M. Brown, K. Perkins15:33
Rhapsody in BlueSaint Louis Symphony Orchestra18:02
Rhapsody in Blue (instrumental version by unknown artists)George Gershwin4:36
Rhapsody in BluepartialLarry Adler6:16
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin, Zubin Mehta & New York Philharmonic16:35
Rhapsody in BlueSlovenská filharmónia, Libor Pešek3:11
Rhapsody in BlueGlenn Miller3:01
Rhapsody in BlueMichael Boriskin, Todd Levy, Eos Orchestra, Jonathan Sheffer17:27
Rhapsody in BlueIvan Davis, New Palais Royale Orchestra, Maurice Peress16:22
Rhapsody in BlueSiegfried Stöckigt, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur15:59
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Rider, Philharmonia Slavonica, Henry Adolph13:20
Rhapsody in BlueMarián Pivka, Philharmonia Slavonica16:28
Rhapsody in BluecoverChapter 6?:??
Rhapsody in BlueEumir Deodato8:46
Rhapsody in BluecoverThe Dennis Noday Orchestra7:47
Rhapsody in BlueHenry Mancini and His Orchestra3:44
Rhapsody in BlueGwenneth Pryor, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Williams17:24
Rhapsody in BlueDavid Syme, Mineria Symphony Orchestra, Luis Herrera de la Fuente15:50
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin; Leonard Bernstein; Columbia Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic?:??
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin17:10
Rhapsody in Blue101 Strings2:42
Rhapsody in BlueSaint Louis Symphony Orchestra17:57
Rhapsody in BluepartialHenry Mancini3:27
Rhapsody in BlueJeffrey Siegel, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin18:04
Rhapsody in BlueWerner Haas, Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Monte‐Carlo, Edo de Waart16:46
Rhapsody in BlueGervase de Peyer, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn14:43
Rhapsody in BlueOrion Weiss, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta18:26
Rhapsody in BlueIsador Goodman, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas16:16
Rhapsody in BlueDieter Goldmann, Philharmonia Slavonica, Henry Adolph13:12
Rhapsody in BluecoverThe Residents10:31
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin9:15
Rhapsody in BlueLondon Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon17:01
Rhapsody in BlueJan Panenka, Symfonický orchestr hlavního města Prahy FOK, Václav Smetáček17:03
Rhapsody in BlueKatia & Marielle Labèque4:08
Rhapsody in BlueliveLincoln Mayorga, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Kitayenko16:27
Rhapsody in Blue[unknown]13:15
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin16:56
Rhapsody in BlueJenő Jandó, Budapesti Filharmóniai Társaság Zenekara, János Sándor16:47
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin13:20
Rhapsody in BlueJerome Simas, Michael Tilson Thomas, New World Symphony17:24
Rhapsody in BlueHenry Mancini3:25
Rhapsody in BlueSlovak Philharmonic Orchestra16:29
Rhapsody in BlueRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra18:22
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Rider, Philharmonia Slavonica, Henry Adolph13:19
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin8:44
Rhapsody in BlueDaniel Adni, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Alwyn17:24
Rhapsody in BlueBoya Vodenicharov, Bulgarian Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, Jo Alfidi18:11
Rhapsody in BlueRoyal Promenade Orchestra, Nigel Simpson16:34
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin, Denver Symphony Pops, Newton Wayland13:21
Rhapsody in BlueJeffrey Siegel, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin17:57
Rhapsody in BlueSteve Barta, Jean‐Yves Thibaudet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop16:51
Rhapsody in BlueOrchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit15:53
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin, Columbia Jazz Band, Michael Tilson Thomas13:44
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin13:49
Rhapsody in BlueThe European Philharmonic Orchestra, Hymisher Greenburg14:45
Rhapsody in BluecoverThe Bobs17:15
Rhapsody in BlueEdo de Waart, Minnesota Orchestra16:56
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialGeorge Gershwin5:11
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin16:24
Rhapsody in BlueLeonid Hambro & Gershon Kingsley13:52
Rhapsody in BlueLondon Promenade Orchestra, Eric Hammerstein2:53
Rhapsody in BlueJosef Hála, Slovenská filharmónia, Denis Burgh16:34
Rhapsody in BluepartialGeorge Gershwin5:54
Rhapsody in BlueGewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur, Siegfried Stöckigt15:53
Rhapsody in BlueAndré Previn, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra13:56
Rhapsody in BluepartialСимфоничен оркестър на БНР, Jo Alfidi6:15
Rhapsody in BlueFerrante and Teicher11:05
Rhapsody in BlueRalph Grierson, Philharmonia Orchestra, James Levine12:34
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin14:57
Rhapsody in BlueRaymond Lewenthal, London Promenade Orchestra, Eric Hammerstein5:28
Rhapsody in BlueEkseption4:02
Rhapsody in BlueOrquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, Michel Camilo16:47
Rhapsody in BlueEkseption3:59
Rhapsody in BlueliveEkseption4:46
Rhapsody in BlueRaymond Lewenthal, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra & Oscar Danon14:06
Rhapsody in BlueGwenneth Pryor, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Williams17:23
Rhapsody in Blue[unknown]16:39
Rhapsody in BlueAndré Previn, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra13:51
Rhapsody in BlueCaine / Gershwin22:28
Rhapsody in BlueCécile Ousset, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner17:30
Rhapsody in BluePhilharmonia Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Howard Shelley17:01
Rhapsody in BlueFazil Say16:57
Rhapsody in BluepartialAalborg Symfoniorkester, Wayne Marshall8:56
Rhapsody in BlueSaint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Siegel, Leonard Slatkin17:57
Rhapsody in BlueOscar Levant, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy12:53
Rhapsody in BlueThe English Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Addison16:33
Rhapsody in BluePaul Whiteman & His Orchestra9:03
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin17:30
Rhapsody in BlueMichael Reeves, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley17:12
Rhapsody in BlueJack Teagarden5:07
Rhapsody in BluepartialWayne Marshall, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle4:40
Rhapsody in BlueMichael Boriskin, Eos Orchestra, Jonathan Sheffer17:22
Rhapsody in BlueAalborg Symphony, Wayne Marshall14:34
Rhapsody in BlueJon Nakamatsu, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeff Tyzik17:54
Rhapsody in BlueStanley Black, London Festival Orchestra16:52
Rhapsody in BlueAndré Previn, London Symphony Orchestra5:36
Rhapsody in BlueBenny Goodman, Earl Wild, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini16:17
Rhapsody in BluepartialEkseption3:59
Rhapsody in BlueOscar Levant, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy12:48
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin17:10
Rhapsody in BlueTzimon Barto, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis17:30
Rhapsody in BluepartialGeorge Gershwin3:00
Rhapsody in BlueIsador Goodman, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas16:16
Rhapsody in BlueLucy Parham, BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth18:44
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin16:53
Rhapsody in BlueDieter Goldmann, Philharmonia Slavonica, Henry Adolph13:18
Rhapsody in BlueJesús Maria Sanromá, Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler13:47
Rhapsody in BlueKamil Hála, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pešek16:34
Rhapsody in BluePeter Donohoe, London Sinfonietta, Sir Simon Rattle16:13
Rhapsody in BlueLarry Adler & George Martin8:28
Rhapsody in BluepartialLeroy Smith and His Orchestra3:10
Rhapsody in BlueJenő Jandó, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, János Sándor16:47
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin13:33
Rhapsody in BluepartialEkseption4:03
Rhapsody in BlueTzimon Barto, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis17:29
Rhapsody in Bluethe Metro Philharmonic Orchestra, Joel Spiegelman17:08
Rhapsody in Bluepartial[unknown]2:53
Rhapsody In BlueDaniel Blumenthal, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford16:55
Rhapsody In Bluepartial[unknown]5:28
Rhapsody In BlueWayne Marshall, Aalborg Symphony14:27
Rhapsody In BlueGeorge Gershwin, Paul Whiteman & His Orch.9:01
Rhapsody in Blue (Andante and Finale)partialLeonard Bernstein, Los Angeles Philharmonic6:34
Rhapsody in Blue (beginning)partialThe Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Philippe Entremont12:40
Rhapsody in Blue (Complete Uncut version)Philippe Entremont, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy16:22
Rhapsody in Blue (edit)Larry Adler & George Martin4:08
Rhapsody in Blue (edit)partialLondon Festival Orchestra, Stanley Black5:27
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialGeorge Gershwin5:21
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialEugene List, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Erich Kunzel2:38
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialJenő Jandó5:23
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialMinnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart, Garrick Ohlsson4:39
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialGeorge Gershwin4:03
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialGeorge Gershwin, Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra, Nathaniel Shilkret4:38
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra5:34
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialEarl Wild, Pasquale Cardillo5:41
Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)partialGabriel Tacchino, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo, Lawrence Foster4:25
Rhapsody in Blue (extract)partialWerner Haas, Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Monte‐Carlo, Edo de Waart4:45
Rhapsody in Blue (extract)partialBoston Pops, Arthur Fiedler0:47
Rhapsody in Blue (Finale)partialEugene List, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Samuel Adler5:25
Rhapsody in Blue (from Manhattan)Slavonic Philharmonic Orchestra16:32
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)partialArthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra5:42
Rhapsody in Blue (Ivan Davis, Cleveland Orchestra - Lorin Maazel)George Gershwin17:01
Rhapsody in Blue (Main Theme) (Arr. Keane)Kathy Keane2:40
Rhapsody in Blue (opening)London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn5:17
Rhapsody in Blue (opening)partialDaniel Blumenthal, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford5:54
Rhapsody in Blue (opening)partialCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle4:45
Rhapsody in Blue (opening)partialGeorge Gershwin4:27
Rhapsody in Blue (Orch. Grofé)partialAndré Previn, London Symphony Orchestra2:44
Rhapsody in Blue (short version)partialKamil Hála, Slovak National Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pešek10:02
Rhapsody in Blue (shortened version)partialLondon Promenade Orchestra, Eric Hammerstein2:54
Rhapsody in Blue [excerpt]partialWayne Marshall, Aalborg Symphony, Wayne Marshall8:32
Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and OrchestraBoyan Vodenicharov, Philharmonia Bulgarica, Jo Alfidi18:03
Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and OrchestraOrchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung15:52
Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and Orchestra (1924)Sergei Dorensky, The USSR Ministry of Culture Orchestra, Alexander Dmitriev16:37
Rhapsody in Blue, for Piano and Orchestra (orchestrated by Grofé)New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta16:36
Rhapsody in Blue: AndanteBoyan Vodenicharov, Balkan State Orchestra, Jo Alfidi6:14
Rhapsody in Blue: First MovementpartialGeorge Gershwin1:27
Rhapsody in Blue: Second MovementpartialGeorge Gershwin0:43
Symphonic GershwinmedleyThe Allentown Band, Ronald Demkee7:56
ラプソディ・イン・ブルー(エンディング・ヴァージョン)George Gershwin2:03
ラプソディ・イン・ブルー(ピアニカ・ヴァージョン)George Gershwin6:22