I have a misprint of side B- the pressing of 35822 was coupled with take 6 
an the A side (Electric) but no take number on the B side (Acoustic) I see 
that there were 4 takes done and

It seems that the audio of this is pitched a bit too high.
I have posted the audio and label image of the record. It seems that both 
electric and acoustic had the large label - this one is small - you can 
download the wave file at the following link. This track is 4:44 and the one 
at the ADP is 4:32.

I just don't know what take I have.  enjoy!!-Mickey

-----Original Message----- 
From: Gary A. Galo
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2019 1:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] George Gershwin, Second 
Rhapsody, Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra,

Hi Ben,

Do you mean of Gershwin playing his own music?

Both the 1924 acoustic and 1927 electrical recordings of Rhapsody in Blue, 
with Whiteman's Orchestra, were issued in this set:

It’s long out of print, but there are plenty of used copies available. The 
electrical recording was conducted by Nat Shilkret, even though his name 
does not appear on the record. The American in Paris in that set, conducted 
by Shilkret "features" George Gershwin playing celeste. The transfers were 
done by Ward Marston, and are very good, with everything pitched correctly 
(unlike a 2-CD Pearl set of historic Gershwin, in which the two Rhapsody 
recordings were offered well over 1/4-step apart, on the same CD!!! Decency 
prevents me from naming the transfer engineer).

The Columbia recordings of the 3 Preludes were issued here, along with 
several other recordings of him playing:

This CD, from the 1970s, features Gershwin's Duo Art piano roll and Michael 
Tilson Thomas conducting an ad-hoc ensemble in the original Grofé jazz band 

Gershwin's Duo Art roll was of the version for piano alone, but the 
orchestra parts were edited out of the roll, leaving only the solo part 
intact, for this recording.  Although reproducing piano rolls are often of 
limited value, this venture is surprisingly successful. And, it's the only 
way you'll hear Gershwin play the Rhapsody, with jazz band, uncut. Both of 
the recordings with Whiteman's Orchestra are cut, to fit the piece on two 
78-rpm sides.

Back in the 1970s Publisher's Central Bureau in Avanel, NJ issued a 3-LP set 
on the Mark 56 label of live and rehearsal material with Gershwin playing 
and conducting. The box was titled "George Gershwin Conducts." I believe 
Mark 56 had previously released this material as 3 separate LPs. I'm sure 
some of this stuff has been bootlegged on CD, but I don't know where, at 
this point in time.

I hope this is what you're looking for.



Gary Galo
Audio Engineer Emeritus
The Crane School of Music
SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676

"Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
Arnold Schoenberg

"A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
Igor Markevitch

"If you design an audio system based on the premise that nothing is audible,
on that system nothing will be audible."
G. Galo

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] George Gershwin, Second Rhapsody, Serge 
Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra,

Hello everyone,
Are there any recordings anywhere of George Gershwin
Gershwin>, Second Rhapsody
Rhapsody>, Serge Koussevitzky
Koussevitzky>, Boston Symphony Orchestra?
Symphony Orchestra>

Ben Roth