Presentation on theme: "AMERICAN MUSIC Yuching Chen. American Music Devorak’s perspective on an American music: ~ “I suggested that inspiration for truly national music might."— Presentation transcript:
RHAPSODY IN BLUE (1924) Solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz- influenced effects. Premiere: February 12, 1924 by Whiteman and his band with Gershwin playing the piano.
Response Lawrence Gilman, commended on the Rhapsody in the “New York Tribune” on February 13, 1924, said: “How trite, feeble and conventional the tunes are; how sentimental and vapid the harmonic treatment, under its disguise of fussy and futile counterpoint!... Weep over the lifelessness of the melody and harmony, so derivative, so stale, so inexpressive!”