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Gershwin composing "Rhapsody in Blue" in an illustrated for the John Hancock insurance company in 1958.

The Birth of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’

On the 90th anniversary of Gershwin’s masterpiece, it’s hard to believe that it was created so haphazardly–composed in one month, not even complete, with just a week for the parts to be orchestrated and rehearsed. ... More