Anne-Marie McDermott
Anne-Marie McDermott

1924: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 5:00 PM at Alice Tully Hall
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$40.00–$92.00
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In terms of pure musicality, George Gershwin was America’s Schubert. He composed with a creativity and skill that immortalized his art, and hardly any of his works is more embedded in the world’s musical consciousness than Rhapsody in Blue, originally described by Gershwin as a “symphony” for piano solo and jazz band. This extraordinary chamber music program pays tribute to great composers who crossed the bridge between the classical and jazz idiom, with dazzling results.

Program

  • Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano (1923-27)
  • Marsalis Selections from At the Octoroon Balls for String Quartet (1995) (CMS Co-Commission)
  • Milhaud La création du monde for Piano Quintet, Op. 81 (1923)
  • Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue for Piano, Four Hands (1924) (arr. Henry Levine)