Jazz in Classical Music

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George Gershwin and other famous musicians of the 20th century were fascinated by jazz and used it in their compositions. This week on Classics for Kids, hear some examples by Stravinsky, Bernstein and Ravel, among others.

Music used within the program:

Gershwin: Spanish Prelude

Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit

Ravel: Concerto in G

Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 1

Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto

Bernstein: Fancy Free

Ellington: Three Black Kings

Corea: Piano Concerto

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue