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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 126-150 of 159 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 80644 10-in. 11/3/1922 Stop your kidding Garber-Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80706 10-in. 12/6/1922 Stop your kidding Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80745 10-in. 12/21/1922 Nothing but Georgians Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80904 10-in. 3/15/1923 Wonderful one Columbia Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81284 10-in. 10/16/1923 Wonderful one Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W148500 10-in. 5/9/1929 To a wild rose Chester Hazlett ; Chester Hazlett Saxophone and clarinet solo, with piano arranger  
Columbia W152558 10-in. 11/21/1933 Inka dinka doo Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet leader  
Columbia W152559 10-in. 11/21/1933 Cinderella's fella Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet leader  
Columbia W152560 10-in. 11/21/1933 Temptation Al Dary ; Ferde Grofé Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152561 10-in. 11/21/1933 Count your blessings Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Frank Parker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
Columbia W98533 12-in. 5/12/1928 La paloma Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Columbia W98534 12-in. 5/12/1928 La golondrina Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Columbia W98538 12-in. 5/16/1928 The man I love Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo arranger  
Columbia W98568 12-in. 9/5/1928 Concerto in F Roy Bargy ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band and piano arranger  
Columbia W98569 12-in. 9/6/1928 Concerto in F Roy Bargy ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band and piano arranger  
Columbia W98570 12-in. 9/6/1928 Concerto in F Roy Bargy ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band and piano arranger  
Columbia W98575 12-in. 9/17/1928 Concerto in F Roy Bargy ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band and piano arranger  
Columbia W98576 12-in. 9/15/1928 Concerto in F Roy Bargy ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band and piano arranger  
Columbia W98578 12-in. 9/18/1928 Concerto in F Roy Bargy ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band and piano arranger  
OKeh S-70648 10-in. May 1922 Suez Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71037 10-in. Nov. 1922 Stop your kiddin' Finzel's Detroit Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71470 10-in. April 1923 Nothing but Finzel's Arcadia Orchestra of Detroit Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71507 10-in. May 1923 Wonderful one Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 9372 10-in. approximately Dec. 1922 Nothing but Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 8173-8175 10-in. approximately May 1922 Suez Rudy Wiedoeft's Californians Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 126-150 of 159 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grofé, Ferde," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209.

Grofé, Ferde. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104209.

"Grofé, Ferde." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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