Definition of Rhapsody in Blue from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Rhapsody in Blue

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a popular musical work for piano and orchestra by George Gershwin. It combines jazz and classical music, and was first performed in 1924 by the band of Paul Whiteman, with Gershwin at the piano. The film Rhapsody in Blue (1945) was about Gershwin's life.