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George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' turns 100

George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” premiered 100 years ago Monday at the Aeolian Hall in New York City. The renowned composition blended jazz and classical music and almost didn’t get written.

WPLN contributor Colleen Phelps has this appreciation.

 

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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