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Ferde Grofé

Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofé, known as Ferde Grofé (March 27, 1892 – April 3, 1972) (pronounced ) was an American composer, arranger, pianist and instrumentalist. He is best known for his 1931 five-movement symphonic poem, Grand Canyon Suite, and for having orchestrated George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for its 1924 premiere.

During the 1920s and 1930s, he went by the name Ferdie Grofé.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 27, 1892 (New York City), Died April 3, 1972 (Santa Monica)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, arranger, director, songwriter, leader, celeste

Notes: Name also appears as Ferdie Grofé.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 159 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-30174 12-in. 4/21/1927 Rhapsody in blue George Gershwin ; Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra and piano soloist arranger  
Victor B-24390 10-in. 8/9/1920 The Japanese sandman Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor C-24391 12-in. 8/9/1920 Avalon Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor B-24392 10-in. 8/9/1920 Wang-wang blues Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor BVE-24392 10-in. 9/22/1927 Wang wang blues Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor B-24393 10-in. 8/9/1920 Whispering Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor C-24394 12-in. 8/19/1920 Best ever medley Ambassador Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-24400 10-in. 8/23/1920 Anytime, anyday, anywhere Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-24545 12-in. 10/22/1920 Honolulu eyes Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor B-24545 10-in. 11/3/1920 Honolulu eyes Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band, with whistling instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor B-24546 10-in. 10/22/1920 Darling Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-24556 12-in. 10/28/1920 Grieving for you Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor C-24557 12-in. 10/28/1920 My wonder girl Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor C-24560 12-in. 11/3/1920 Just snap your fingers at care Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor C-24582 12-in. 11/26/1920 Caresses Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor B-24583 10-in. 11/26/1920 12th Street rag Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor B-24807 10-in. 12/29/1920 Rosie Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor B-24808 10-in. 12/29/1920 I never knew (I could love anybody like I'm loving you) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor B-24863 10-in. 2/17/1921 My mammy Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-25005 12-in. 3/16/1921 All for you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-25006 10-in. 3/16/1921 Down around the 'Sip 'Sip 'Sippy shore Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26008 10-in. 1/3/1922 They call it dancing Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26282 10-in. 3/30/1922 Stumbling Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26321 10-in. 4/26/1922 Georgia Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26377 10-in. 5/23/1922 Oriental fox trot Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 159 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grofé, Ferde," accessed May 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209.

Grofé, Ferde. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209.

"Grofé, Ferde." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209

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