|Happy Birthday Ferdie (Ferde) Grofe March 27, 1892|
I had several teachers early on who knew him and worked with him. They thought him a genius; a savant. I thought the teachers were geniuses. Grofe must have been really some pumpkins.
Anyway, its his birthday today. He would have been 122. Old. His musical work, however, is as fresh as yesterday. The music below is by Gershwin. Grofe arranged for the orchestra.