George Gershwin Napod Rhapsody In Blue Analysis

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George Jacob Gershwin was a composer and pianist. Gershwin’s compositions covered both popular and classical genres, and his most popular songs are widely known. Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and how to do composition with Rubin Goldmark, Henry Cowell, and Joseph Brody. He began his career with plugging in songs, but soon started composing at the Broadway theatre with his brother Ira Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva. Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed many films until his death in 1937 from glioblastoma multiforme, a deadly brain tumor. Gershwin’s compositions have been changed a little bit for use in many films and for television. Several became jazz standards recorded in many different ways. Many well known musicians and singers have performed his songs.…show more content…
Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, the composition was orchestrated by Ferde Grofé many times. The piece received its show 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. After the great success of an experimental classical-jazz concert held with singer Eva Gauthier at Aeolian Hall on November 1, 1923, band leader Paul Whiteman decided to attempt something more exciting. He asked Gershwin to add a concerto-like piece for an all-jazz concert he would give in Aeolian Hall on February 1924. The song itself had no words, it starts soft, then gets loud, then keeps rotating between the two. It is smooth and thick, it makes me feel like I am in a workshop. It is a triple meter, and it has a wide range. My opinion on the song is that I like it a lot when the fast part comes, and when the slow parts are very

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