Rhapsody in Blueby George Gershwin Performer:
Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century Written: 1924; USA Length: 16 Minutes 26 Secs.
An American in Parisby George Gershwin Conductor:
New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century Written: 1928; USA Length: 18 Minutes 22 Secs.
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
Bernstein was born to conduct GershwinSeptember 22, 2017By peggy winnett (Leeds, MA)See All My Reviews"If anyone could bring out the excitement, the uniquiness, the rythemic glories of American composer, George Gershwin, it would be American conductor Leonard Bernstein. I would go so far as to say this is the definitive recorded performance of this piece."Report Abuse
I don't Like Rhapsody in BlueApril 7, 2012By Richard H. (Glendale, AZ)See All My Reviews"Gershwin wrote this piece in an effort to bridge the gap between jazz and classical music. He failed miserably and wound up with this silly thing that doesn't even stand well on it's own. Bernstein is a top flight musician/conductor and he does as good a job with it as anyone could, especially conducting the Columbia Philharmonic from the piano. "American" fairs somewhat better and once again Bernstein and the NYP show their stuff. Hence two stars instead of one."Report Abuse