On the road home yesterday afternoon I caught a live version of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto on classical radio. I am not sure if I had ever heard the piece in full before, but I certainly wasn’t as impressed as I was yesterday.
I wasn’t aware it was a foray into classical form so soon after Rhapsody in Blue. The man was only in his mid-20s when he composed these. Remarkable. The top YouTube video is here.
I find myself amused at the negative critics of the man’s music. It only seems to confirm him as being a chief member of a fine club of similar geniuses deeply misunderstood and confusing to the naysayers of the day.
Happy post-Fourth, all.