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Rhapsody in Blue

Solo Piano Version

By George Gershwin

Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Solo Piano Version. Composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937). Edited by Maurice Hinson. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles. Alfred Masterwork Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Book. 32 pages. Alfred Music #00-29033. Published by Alfred Music (AP.29033).

Item Number: AP.29033

ISBN 9780739049822. English.

Rhapsody in Blue catapulted George Gershwin into a world-famous career. It brought jazz into the concert hall using a musical language that was fresh, spontaneous, and uniquely American. This edition is based on the piano solo version, first published in 1924 by Warner Brothers Music Corporation. Editorial pedal and fingerings are included.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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  • 4

    Hong Kong
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  • January 02, 2021 Overall a nice edition

    The printing is clear and neat. Unfortunately there are some errors such as bar 21 and bar 166. It's very nice of the editor to suggest the pedal markings but I think it's a bit too blurry if you follow all of them. The text about the composer...

    and the piece is very informative which is

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  • 5

    Tamara Slobodkin
    Setauket, NY
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  • December 26, 2007 Excellant edition.

    Here's a clean, clear edition of this wonderful piece. Good notes throughout and the pedaling suggestions follow Gershwin's advice that less is better than more. Also, in this case, the open spacing of the score makes it easy to read and therefore more accessible for a talented teenager...

    to study. Congradulations Mr. Hinson for a job well done.

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