6/6. Ruthie Henshall marks the 80th anniversary of the world premiere of George Gershwin 's Rhapsody in Blue with a tribute to its composer, who died in 1937, aged 38.
This final edition recalls
Gershwin's later Hollywood gems like A Foggy Day (1937) and explores his interest in writing incidental music such as Walking the Dog (from the 1937 film Shall We Dance).
Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with special guest Ronan Keating, who, with his band, performs classic standards and some of his own hits. Presented by Richard Allinson. Producer Alan Boyd
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