Item #021548 SIGNED QUOTATION FROM RHAPSODY IN BLUE. George GERSHWIN.

SIGNED QUOTATION FROM RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Framed Manuscript. On a 6" x 6-1/2" piece of paper Gershwin has written three measures of the lyrical theme in E major from the "Andantino moderato" section of his composition RHAPSODY IN BLUE and INSCRIBED it "To Channing Way" and SIGNED "with all good wishes/from,/George Gershwin." Matted and framed to an overall size of 17" x 13" with a fragment of the printed music, a printed title of the piece with "Dedicated to Paul Whiteman" at the top, and a SIGNATURE with sentiment of Paul Whiteman. Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, RHAPSODY IN BLUE was composed by George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band in early 1924 and premiered in New York City on 12 February 1924 as part of a concert entitled “An Experiment in Modern Music.” It was originally performed by Gershwin on the piano and by members of Paul Whiteman's band. The combination of elements of classical music with jazz effects was revolutionary for its time. Ink blot slightly affecting first notes of the manuscript as well as "G" in "George." Not examined out of the frame but appears to be Near Fine. Item #021548

Price: $9,500.00

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