Modern Music in America

Pianist and Kentucky Wesleyan College music professor Dr. Diane Earle discusses the influences of blues and jazz on 20th century American composers George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. She performs Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” and “Embraceable You” and the first movement of Copland’s “Four Piano Blues.”

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