|HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, SHERALYN! I LOVE YOU!|
A Strong Black Woman
Sheralyn and I love to go to hear our Houston Symphony Orchestra. Tomorrow on the Tales classical music weekend I will play Sheralyn's #1 classical music piece. Today for Valentine's Day I will play her second favorite piece, Rhapsody in Blue, by the early twentieth century iconic American pianist and composer George Gershwin. While I wouldn't have chosen either of the pieces as my top two, and probably not in my top ten, I do love very much both of Sheralyn's top two pieces. Here is a special recording of Rhapsody in Blue, not with the usual orchestra and piano that opens with the famous clarinet glissando, but an amazing version arranged for solo piano.
For you Sheralyn. Happy Valentines Day!
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [solo piano arrangement with Jack Gibbons at the piano]: