Yesterday I finally finished my 15 page research paper on Bernstein's relationship with Rhapsody in Blue to submit with my graduate applications. After spending the last 6 weeks working on it, I'm pretty sure I never want to hear that piece again. This will be my last goodbye to it...and hopefully I don't hear any of those melodies again for at least a year....though ideally it would be longer. I stumbled upon this while researching...hope you like it.
Duke Ellington's lost 1932 arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue
Ryan Raul Bañagale (research and piano) with Harvard Dudley House Big Band
December 12 2009