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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.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 159 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37764 10-in. 2/10/1927 Shanghai dream man Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus arranger  
Victor BVE-38119 10-in. 2/25/1927 It all depends on you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38144 10-in. 3/7/1927 Everything's made for love (You know, I know) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CVE-39597 12-in. 9/7/1927 Mississippi suite Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-39598 12-in. 9/7/1927 Mississippi suite Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41297 10-in. 1/5/1928 Dolly Dimples Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-41471 10-in. 1/28/1928 Back in your own back yard Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CVE-41692 12-in. 2/16/1928 Three shades of blue Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer, director  
Victor CVE-41693 12-in. 2/16/1928 Three shades of blue Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra director, composer  
Victor CVE-43116 12-in. 2/27/1928 Chloe Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo director  
Victor CVE-43117 12-in. 2/28/1928 High water Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor CVE-43119 12-in. 2/29/1928 Sea burial Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra arranger  
Victor BVE-43139 10-in. 3/12/1928 Down in old Havana town Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor CVE-43141 12-in. 3/13/1928 Metropolis Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer, director  
Victor CVE-43142 12-in. 3/13/1928 Metropolis Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer, director  
Victor CVE-43143 12-in. 3/14/1928 Metropolis Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer, director  
Victor CVE-43149 12-in. 3/17/1928 Metropolis Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer, director  
Victor BVE-43659 10-in. 4/21/1928 In my bouquet of memories Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus director  
Victor BVE-43660 10-in. 4/21/1928 I'm afraid of you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-43661 10-in. 4/21/1928 My angel Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BVE-43662 10-in. 4/22/1928 My pet Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-43664 10-in. 4/22/1928 Dancing shadows Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BVE-43665 10-in. 4/22/1928 Forget-me-not Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-43666 10-in. 4/23/1928 Dixie dawn Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor LBRC-70138 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 7/30/1931 Join the Victor artists' party Victor Arden ; Frank Crumit ; Phil Ohman ; The Revelers ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Demonstration record : Orchestra, vocalists, and speaker composer  
(Results 76-100 of 159 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grofé, Ferde," accessed June 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209.

Grofé, Ferde. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209.

"Grofé, Ferde." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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