Get ready to swing, on this wild ride through America.
A solitary clarinet starts to wail, and the skyscrapers of Manhattan light up the evening sky. In leafy New England, marching bands collide head-first – and make a glorious noise. And at the intersection of jazz, classical and pop counterculture, the music of Frank Zappa and George Lewis creates fabulous new worlds. Anything’s possible in American music: but Ilan Volkov and Stewart Goodyear do the impossible every day.
About Rhapsody in Blue
Where Have I Heard it Before?
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue has become the soundtrack to the 1920s. It features in The Great Gatsby, during Baz Luhrmann's first hedonistic party.
Rhapsody in Blue
- Ives, Three Places in New England (18mins)
- Zappa, Bob in Dacron and Sad Jane (22mins)
- Lewis, Memex (17mins)
- Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue (16mins)