Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

by Anna Harwell Celenza, JoAnn E. Kitchel (Illustrator)
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Hardcover, 32 pages
Current Retail Price: $21.95
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Historical Setting: New York, United States 1924 A. D.

PLEASE NOTE: this is your last chance to buy this book. We will NOT be buying it again. Also, this book is NOT RETURNABLE, and SOLD AS-IS. It may have defects, such as highlighting, torn pages or loose cover.

It's 1924, and George Gershwin has just read an announcement in the newspaper saying that he's performing a new concerto in Aeolian Hall in a few weeks. The only problem is, this is news to him!

With encouragement from his brother and close friends, Gershwin seeks the inspiration to write a piece that will define American music. In his search for a new melody, Gershwin realizes that American music is much like its people—a great melting pot of sounds, rhythms, and harmonies.

Anna Harwell Celenza and JoAnn Kitchel infuse this story with the spirit of the roaring twenties—a time when Tin Pan Alley was exploding with musical talent and art deco was all the rage.


  • A CD recording of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, performed by George Gershwin (1925 piano roll) and the Columbia Jazz band, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas

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