Charlie is a piano player — a very good one.
He has a natural stride style and can play almost anything — by reading music or by ear.
One piece that has eluded him over the years, one that he truly wants to play, is Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, a mere 29 pages of glorious music.
One thing that makes RIB difficult is that it was written in Gershwin’s own style which is that the left hand and the right hand are both on their own course. Charlie has a lot of Gershwin style himself.
When we met (almost 15 years ago) he had never encountered the Gershwin brothers before — as a matter of fact he thought George and Ira were brother and sister or husband and wife.
Now he knows better. We both love Gershwin music and especially Rhapsody in Blue. So, my darling, happy Valentine’s Day. Here is a copy of RIB especially printed for you to replace the copy we can’t find.
Perhaps a piece of sheet music is not romantic to you, but to us — well — it’s a rhapsody.
What’s your idea of romance?