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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 51-75 of 159 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30177 10-in. 6/11/1924 By the waters of Minnetonka Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BVE-30177 10-in. 9/8/1926 By the waters of Minnetonka Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger, instrumentalist, celeste  
Victor C-30180 12-in. 6/12/1924 A suite of serenades Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-30181 12-in. 6/12/1924 A suite of serenades Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30635 10-in. 8/13/1924 Pozzo Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30636 10-in. 8/13/1924 Little old clock on the mantel Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30699 10-in. 9/5/1924 Whoa! Nellie! Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30822 10-in. 9/15/1924 My road (Mi senda) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31554 10-in. 12/29/1924 Fascinating rhythm Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-32576 10-in. 5/7/1925 Charleston Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-32748 10-in. 7/1/1925 Hymn to the sun Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BVE-32749 10-in. 7/1/1925 Caprice viennois Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BVE-33360 10-in. 9/2/1925 I'm tired of everything but you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-33361 10-in. 9/2/1925 Days of hearts and flowers Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35236 10-in. 3/24/1926 Lulu Belle Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35244 10-in. 3/26/1926 Kamennoi-ostrow Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor CVE-35247 12-in. 3/27/1926 Mississippi, part 1 Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor CVE-35248 12-in. 3/27/1926 Mississippi, part 2 Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-35840 10-in. 8/19/1926 Sakuntala Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BVE-35841 10-in. 8/19/1926 Marche slave Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BVE-36036 10-in. 8/11/1926 The birth of the blues Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36090 10-in. 9/2/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes (¿Por qué me haces ojos?) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36590 10-in. 11/13/1926 Steppin' around Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with banjo composer, director  
Victor BVE-36890 10-in. 11/1/1926 In Araby with you Victor Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, celeste  
Victor BVE-37273 10-in. 12/20/1926 I know that you know Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 51-75 of 159 records)

Citation

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

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

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

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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