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by Ferdy Grofe
Gramophone records by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
Ferdy Grofe was born in New York and at an early age learned to play the piano and viola. He played the latter instrument in the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra after leaving school. In 1919 Grofe went to San Francisco and became a pianist in Tail's orchestra. Here he met Paul Whiteman , and in the next year went back to Los Angeles and became the pianist of Paul Whiteman 's original band.
Ferdy Grofe was the first to introduce orchestrations and scores for dance bands and in this he was encouraged by Whiteman. One of his outstanding achievements was the scoring of George Gershwin 's ' Rhapsody in Blue '.
The ' Grand Canyon' Suite is a musical picture of that famous ravine in California. Grofe has also written 'Three Shades of Blue ' Metropolis', ', and ' Rhapsody in Steel '.


Unknown: Paul Whiteman
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Unknown: Ferdy Grofe
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