Column Post 7,300. One-hundred years ago on this date, the premiere of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, played by the composer with the work’s commissioner Paul Whiteman conducting Ferde Grofé’s scoring (he would make further Blue arrangements) at Aeolian Hall, New York City. | The first recording. Jorge Bolet. Siegel & Slatkin. Leonard Bernstein & NY Philharmonic at Royal Albert Hall.

Column Post 7,300. One-hundred years ago on this date, the premiere of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, played by the composer with the work’s commissioner Paul Whiteman conducting Ferde Grofé’s scoring (he would make further Blue arrangements) at Aeolian Hall, New York City. | The first recording. Jorge Bolet. Siegel & Slatkin. Leonard Bernstein & NY Philharmonic at Royal Albert Hall.

George Gershwin (1898-1937) The first recording of Rhapsody in Blue. George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue played by Jorge Bolet with Paul Whiteman conducting the Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra. Recorded in 1961. 1976 – New York Philharmonic at Royal Albert...