What's a Rhapsody?

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A rhapsody is a piece of music in which several tunes are stitched together. Hear examples of rhapsodies by several famous composers, including George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue," this week on Classics for Kids.

Music used within the program:

Alfven: Swedish Rhapsody No. 1
Enesco: Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Stanford: Irish Rhapsody No. 5
Saint-Saens: Rhapsodie D’Auvergne
Chabrier: España
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Rivets
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Paganini: Caprice
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue