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I recently read that Whiteman didn't actually conduct the early electrical recording with Gershwin on the piano because they had a disagreement about the cuts necessary to fit the whole piece on a single 12 inch disc, so Nat Shilkret actually had to conduct it.

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On Thursday, September 4, 2014 12:07:15 PM, Thom <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 

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>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.
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>http://digital.lib.umd.edu/archivesum/actions.DisplayEADDoc.do?source=/MdU.ead.ipam.0012.xml&style=ead#series4.a
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>Thom Pease
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>On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 11:30 AM, Karl Miller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 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!
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>> On Thursday, September 4, 2014 9:08 AM, Paul Urbahns <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Ben Roth wrote:
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>>> 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?
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>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owXkyvh3XPc
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>> 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.
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>> Paul Urbahns
>> Radcliff, Ky
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