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Rhapsody In Blue [DSD Single]

Richard Galliano

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Exclusively available in Stereo DSD 512, DSD 256, DSD 128 and DSD 64 at NativeDSD thanks to our signature Higher Rates Program.  It is not available on Stereo CD or SACD disc. 

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Gershwin’s Masterpiece on Accordion in Stereo DSD

Rhapsody In Blue is performed by one of the greatest accordionists of our times, Richard Galliano on this new DSD SIngle.  It is a selection from his upcoming Gershwin Greatest Hits album that is specially priced starting at just $3.99! 

Exclusively available in Stereo DSD 512, DSD 256, DSD 128 and DSD 64 at NativeDSD thanks to our signature Higher Rates Program.  It is not available on Stereo CD or SACD disc. 

This single presents Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on accordion, fulfilling a childhood dream. He first played this piece when he was 17, and was immediately fascinated by the power and beauty of the work.

Finally, Galliano shares his interpretation of the Rhapsody, commemorating the centenary anniversary of this epoch-making piece. His version reflects a true tour de force, propelled by his immense talent and his insatiable passion for music.

Richard Galliano, Accordion

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Rhapsody in Blue
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Total time: 00:16:12

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Release DateFebruary 9, 2024

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The Times

A new barrier has just been broken with an exuberant account of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue played on an instrument that can no longer be regarded as just an old squeezebox.

The performer here, the genre-hopping French veteran Richard Galliano, has already brought us albums of Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart, though creating an accordion distillation of Gershwin’s concert-jazz classic (it premiered 100 years ago this month) brought special challenges.

An accordion can’t smear the notes as the solo clarinet famously does in the original, nor can exchanges between piano and orchestra be clearly characterised. Even so, Galliano’s dexterity is spectacular enough for the nervous jazz rhythms to still come through, and his love for the music is infectious.

This remarkable performance is available as a digital single; an entire Gershwin album will follow in the autumn.

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