George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue
by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Stacy Innerst.
Wherever he went, George collected sounds in his head of New York's busy streets, chugging trains, and the razzmatazz of ragtime, blues, and jazz he heard throughout the city. His piano lessons taught him to love classical music too. “I frequently hear music in the very heart of noise,” he said. Discover how he turned these whirling sounds into his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue.