Dr. Astrith Baltsan, virtuoso classical pianist, narrator and musicologist from Israel, explaining in a short but brilliant way the music of George Gershwin [who she informs was born Jacob Gershowitz].
I know Dr. Baltsan's students must feel blessed to have such a great teacher as this. Here she performs with the Israel Philharmonic. In this video she explains how Gershwin's love of music of different cultures was brilliantly combined in what is undoubtedly George Gershwin's most popular piece, Rhapsody in Blue.
|George Gershwin [1898 - 1937]|
Now enjoy the complete Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin:
George Gershwin: An American in Paris:
George Gershwin: "I've Got Rhythm" for solo piano from the musical Girl Crazy:
George Gershwin: "Summertime" from the opera Porgy and Bess, Ella Fitzgerald singer: