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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 159 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-26377 10-in. 8/18/1926 Oriental Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor B-26378 10-in. 5/23/1922 Kamennoi-ostrow Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor B-26732 10-in. 8/23/1922 Ji-ji-boo Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26733 10-in. 8/23/1922 Chicago Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26747 10-in. 8/31/1922 Suez Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27153 10-in. 11/15/1922 Journey's end Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-27154 10-in. 11/15/1922 When hearts are young Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-27268 10-in. 1/11/1928 Parade of the wooden soldiers Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor B-27432 10-in. 1/25/1923 Wonderful one Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-27432 10-in. 8/26/1926 Wonderful one Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27450 10-in. 2/2/1923 Falling Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-27627 10-in. 2/27/1923 Everything is K. O. in K-Y Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-27633 10-in. 3/1/1923 Nuthin' but Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor B-28600 10-in. 9/24/1923 Wonderful one John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra composer  
Victor B-28877 10-in. 11/6/1923 Queen of Egypt Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29182 10-in. 1/4/1924 Someone loves you after all Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29532 10-in. 2/20/1924 Wonderful one Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with saxophone and piano composer  
Victor BVE-29532 10-in. 1/4/1926 Wonderful one Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with piano and saxophone composer  
Victor B-29982 10-in. 5/9/1924 Paradise Alley Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29983 10-in. 5/9/1924 Where the rainbow ends Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-30173 12-in. 6/10/1924 Rhapsody in blue George Gershwin ; Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra arranger  
Victor CVE-30173 12-in. 4/21/1927 Rhapsody in blue George Gershwin ; Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra and piano soloist arranger  
Victor C-30174 12-in. 6/10/1924 Rhapsody in blue George Gershwin ; Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra and piano soloist arranger  
Victor BVE-30176 10-in. 9/8/1926 Thaïs : Meditation Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger, instrumentalist, celeste  
Victor B-30176 10-in. 6/11/1924 Thaïs : Meditation Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
(Results 26-50 of 159 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grofé, Ferde," accessed July 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209.

Grofé, Ferde. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209.

"Grofé, Ferde." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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