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joel_sattlersongs / Joel Sattler 4yr+8mo ago
RHAPSODY IN BLUE by George Gershwin The Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio, Andrew Armstrong - Piano, Maxim Eshkenazy - Conductor, Fortissimo Fest


     

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joel_sattlersongs   commented 4yr+8mo ago


from wikipedia: Rhapsody in Blue is a 1924 musical composition by American composer George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, the composition was orchestrated by Ferde Grofé several times, including the original 1924 scoring, "theater orchestra" setting published in 1926, and the symphony orchestra scoring published in 1942, though completed earlier. The piece received its premiere in the concert, An Experiment in Modern Music, which was held on February 12, 1924, in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Whiteman and his band with Gershwin playing the piano. The editors of the Cambridge Music Handbooks opined that "The Rhapsody in Blue (1924) established Gershwin's reputation as a serious composer and has since become one of the most popular of all American concert works."..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhapsody_in_Blue

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joel_sattlersongs   commented 4yr+8mo ago


I have been working on lyrics for this for six years......

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GELECTRIC   commented 4yr+8mo ago


are you close?

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joel_sattlersongs   commented 4yr+8mo ago


No, I hit a wall. The composition itself is composed of a number of pieces glued together. If you could separate the pieces, I have two halfway done and a dozen with tiny parts done.

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GELECTRIC   commented 4yr+8mo ago


Hopefully will get to hear it someday...BTW...how's the leg?

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joel_sattlersongs   commented 4yr+8mo ago


9 months and it still hurts. I can walk, but I can't run. Well, I can run, but then I regret it.

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GELECTRIC   commented 4yr+8mo ago


Like The Venture's song...Walk Don't Run.