Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's Sunday! Music please!

Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang performing in 10th annual Classical Brit Awards, 2009.

"In 1924, Gershwin branched out to the classical concert stage with the February 12 premiere of Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra.  

Orchestrated by Ferde Grofé and conducted by the famous jazz-bandleader Paul Whiteman, the work was a major success.   

It was marketed as “An Experiment in Modern Music” and was a momentous event because it was considered to be the first piece to successfully bring jazz into the concert hall."

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In 1998 George Gershwin was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to American Music.

George Gershwin is one of my favorite composers of the 20th Century. 


A good digital resource ( videos) to introduce in Music curriculum.

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