FlinterFile: George Gershwin- An American In Paris
In 1928, George Gershwin wrote one of his best known pieces of music. It became best known for the use in the movie from 1951, starring Gene Kelly. George Gershwin wanted to study by Maurice Ravel, who lived in Paris and had a big influence on Gershwin. Although Ravel thought it could better be the other way around, he accepted Gershwin as a student. This did not last long, since Gershwin was too good… He had been staying in Paris by some hosts, and this song was a thank you to these persons. The song had the atmosphere from Paris in it, including all the honks of taxi’s… but these have been played wrongly by orchestra’s for very much years! Gershwin wrote down an A, B, C and D for the four horns, which were not the notes, as many people thought, but horn 1, 2, 3 and 4! Enjoy
George Gershwin- An American In Paris
Posted on March 2, 2016, in FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1928, an american in paris, FlinterFiles Song Archive, gene kelly, george gershwin, horns, jazz, maurice ravel, movie, Music, paris, twenties. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.