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  • Recording Title

    Rhapsody in blue

  • Other Title(s)

    • Part 2 (Title part)
  • Musical group

    Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra

  • Arranger

    Ferde Grofé

  • Composer

    George Gershwin

  • Piano

    George Gershwin

  • Leader

    Paul Whiteman

  • Genre(s)

    Ragtime, jazz, and more, Classical music

  • Category


  • Description


  • Instrumentation

    4 violins, 4 saxophones, 2 French horns, 2 cornets, 2 trombones, tuba, piano, and traps

  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 55225

  • Matrix Number/Take Number


  • Recording Date


  • Place of Recording

    New York, New York

  • Size


  • Duration


  • Rights & Access

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    Source of original recording: Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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