Rhapsody in Blue Part I
Frinday night open music thread tonight, Bernstein does Gershwin.
Ah, the gifts of Jews in America. By G-d, it leaves you breathless. Leonard Bernstein on piano playing my favorite composer (bar none): George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. It is heaven. Yes, divine. Like the freedom that made such human achievement possible.
Here's a little Geller trivia. George Gershwin's mother loaned my papa $5,000 to start his own textile business. He made quite the go of it, Barlin Knitting Mills. 35 years in business and a good one. Until the unions made impossible demands and shut him down. Seems like the more things change ...... I worked there in my youth, and have emulated my father's work ethic ever since.