The clarinet glissando from Rhapsody in Blue sounds INCREDIBLE in four-part harmony
22 January 2018, 12:26
We thought the glissando from George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ couldn’t get any more epic – but then, we heard it in four-part harmony. Have a listen to this.
The trill, scale and glissando in Gershwin’s opening are still goosebump-inducingly lovely in this quartet version of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’– but there’s something extra-special about hearing it played in harmony.
We reckon it’s something to do with the way the four instruments slowly climb the scale together, then join in a glorious chord when they reach the top of the glissando.