Introduction & Allegro for Strings Opus 47 Edward Elgar Download 'Introduction & Allegro for Strings Opus 47' on iTunes
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The Katherine Jenkins Collection - Across the Pond
In 1924, the American bandleader Paul Whiteman wanted to prove that jazz styles could have as much clout as the classics by staging a concert which he labeled an 'experiment in modern music.' Gershwin was commissioned to write a piece for solo piano and jazz band combining elements of classical music with jazz-influenced styles. 'The piece, Rhapsody in Blue put George Gershwin on the map,' says Katherine, 'and, whatever you want to call it - classical, jazz, pop - it has become an all-time American classic.