Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
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The best American classical music
18. Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
Ragtime meets Rachmaninov in this impressive jazz-classical fusion by Gershwin, which premiered in 1924. It's daring, it's exciting, it's virtuosic - and it changed the face of jazz in a world of classical composers who thought themselves too 'serious' for the genre.