Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Gershwin in the Movies
Above: Pianist Oscar Levant performs an excerpt from George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F in the 1945 feature filmÂ Rhapsody in Blue
At the height of his career, composer and pianist George Gershwin was equal parts New York grit and Hollywood glitz. And in an age when classical musicians held a certain star quality in the eyes of the general public, films likeÂ Rhapsody in Blue put classical music-as-entertainment before the eyes and ears of millions.
In the video clip above, pianist, actor and composer Oscar Levant – a good friend of Gershwin’s from their years together in Hollywood – performs an excerpt from Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F.
They don’t make ‘em like that anymore.