George Gershwin, born in Brooklyn, New York on September 26, 1898, was the second son of Russian immigrants.
Rhapsody in Blue premiered in an afternoon concert on February 12, 1924, held by Paul Whiteman and his band Palais Royal Orchestra, entitled An Experiment in Modern Music, which took place in Aeolian Hall in New York City. The version that was heard then was for a 24-piece jazz band, not for full orchestra. This was the original arrangement of Gershwin's masterpiece. Performed here by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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