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The World's Greatest Music
The Welsh songbird flies over the Atlantic to pluck some American classics for her Collection.
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.
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