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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 101-125 of 159 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CSHQ-72090 12-in. 4/26/1932 Grand Canyon suite Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CSHQ-72091 12-in. 4/26/1932 Grand Canyon suite Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor LCSHQ-72092 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/26/1932 Grand Canyon Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CSHQ-72095 12-in. 4/27/1932 Grand Canyon suite Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CSHQ-72096 12-in. 4/27/1932 Grand Canyon Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with vocaphone composer  
Victor LCSHQ-72097 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/27/1932 Grand Canyon Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CSHQ-72098 12-in. 4/27/1932 Grand Canyon suite Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with vocaphone composer  
Victor CSHQ-72099 12-in. 4/27/1932 Grand Canyon suite Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor LCHSQ-72100 12-in. 4/27/1932 Grand Canyon Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CSHQ-72601 12-in. 4/28/1932 Grand Canyon Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CSHQ-72602 12-in. 4/28/1932 Grand Canyon Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor LCSHQ-72603 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/28/1932 Grand Canyon Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-77168 10-in. 12/2/1933 Count your blessings Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra ; Bob Hanon ; Harry Sosnik Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77648 10-in. 9/12/1933 Short 'nin' bread Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Conrad Thibault Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra director  
Victor BS-77649 10-in. 9/12/1933 My moonlight Madonna Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Conrad Thibault Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra director  
Victor BS-77650 10-in. 9/12/1933 The last round-up Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Conrad Thibault Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra director  
Victor BS-77651 10-in. 9/12/1933 Mother o' mine Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Conrad Thibault Baritone vocal solo, with piano director  
Victor BS-92029 10-in. 5/23/1935 Wonderful one Frank Dailey ; Howard Du Lani ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-045016 10-in. before 4/5/1940 Mi preciosa Pepe Landeros ; Orquesta del "Río Rita" Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-048486 10-in. 3/30/1940 Wonderful one Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-063847 10-in. 5/2/1941 On the trail Charles Magnante Accordion solo composer  
Victor BS-071535 10-in. 10/6/1941 On the trail Lew White Organ solo, with wood blocks composer  
Victor BS-075402 10-in. 7/1/1942 Daybreak Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-075458 10-in. 7/24/1942 Daybreak Four King Sisters ; Rhythm Reys Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor [Trial 1921-10-25-01] 10-in. 10/25/1921 Chopiano Ferde Grofé ; Henry Lange Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 101-125 of 159 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grofé, Ferde," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209.

Grofé, Ferde. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209.

"Grofé, Ferde." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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