Thursday, May 11, 2017

George Gershwin "Rhapsody in Blue" played by Ilana Vered

A clip from the Classic Arts Showcase presents Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" as a pick up jam sessions vs an orchestra concert.

The opening scene:

could possibly be an homage to Rick's Cafe Americain in "Casablanca"

or possibly Hopper's painting of "Nighthawks" corner diner:

or maybe by kitschy Dogs Playing Pool painting

There's a marching band sequence:

that seems to be an homage to Drum and Bugle Corps International DCI:

A Big Band homage:

that's maybe on homage to "The Blues Brothers"

The fact they included what seems to be an elevator in their set indicates the Swiss might be confusing a motel with a hotel

The complete video:

And all the relevant credit details:

"Rhapsody in Blue" (Complete version)
Music by George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Ilana Vered, piano (1992)
Swiss Radio Symphony Orchestra
Matthias Bomert, conductor
"Classic Visions 5"
RCA Victor/BMG Classics

A kludgy phone videos in case above youtube link breaks:

And some of the comments from youtube, most of which are positive:

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