Monday, February 12, 2024

A Little Night Music

February 12, 1924 — one hundred years ago today — “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin premiered at Aeolian Hall in New York. Gershwin was the piano soloist with the Paul Whiteman orchestra.

This recording by Michael Tilson Thomas and the Columbia Jazz Band used the 1925 piano rolls recorded by Gershwin himself. It was my first (of many) records of the piece and remains my favorite.

One bark on “A Little Night Music


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