From: Thom <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, September 04, 2014 11:49 am
> Maybe the University of Maryland would have performance materials
> for the version with the chorus, as they have the Earl Wild Collection.
> They are not listed in any series I could detect.
> Thom Pease Library of Congress
You would be more likely to find info or scores about the chorus at the
Whiteman collection at Williams College in Williamstown, mass. Whiteman
was the conductor. Earl Wild only was the pianist and would have had
nothing to do with the chorus.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 11:30 AM, Karl Miller <[log in to unmask]>
> I have a broadcast performance of an all-Gershwin concert from 12 July 1947; Paul Whiteman conducts. Earl Wild performs the Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F. Both feature a chorus!
> On Thursday, September 4, 2014 9:08 AM, Paul Urbahns <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Ben Roth wrote:
>> I just discovered a 2-disc 78rpm set of the Rhapsody in Blue conducted by
>> Paul Whiteman with Earl Wild, AND A CHORUS in the background.
>> Does anyone know anything about this?
> This You Tube video says it was issued in 1947. The "King of Jazz" as
> Whiteman credited himself frequently used chorus but it this case seems
> like a little overload where it comes in at 11 minutes and throughout the
> finale. I like it, but wish it was done in stereo so you can tell the
> chorus from the orchestra better.
> Paul Urbahns
> Radcliff, Ky