Mar 22, 2019
Very few pieces of classical music are as iconic as George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, so this week we're taking a look back at one of my favorite episodes, all about this wonderful piece. We'll talk about the amazing circumstances of the piece's premier, the difficulties of crossing the bridge between jazz and classical music, and of course, the music itself. Is this classical music? Or is it jazz? Gershwin finds his own answers to that question in one of the most enjoyable pieces in all of classical music.