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.

This insane Rhapsody in Blue glissando is one of the best we’ve ever heard

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.

You can find the Vienna Clarinet Connection on Facebook here – and if you want to hear their version of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ again, it’s on their new album, Clarinets à la King.