Collector's Edition

American Classics

CD (Number of discs: 6)
19 Aug 2016

Barcode: 0190295974930

Composer: Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, Joplin
Other participants: Sir Simon Rattle, Hélène Grimaud, John McGlinn, Paavo Järvi

In the 20th century, the great American composers – simmering in the mighty melting pot – evoked Hollywood glamour, folksy landscapes, irresistible swing, poignant nostalgia, showbiz pzazz, sweet sentiment, streetwise sophistication, and hypnotic minimalistic drive. This 6-CD box – featuring such citizens of the world as Simon Rattle, André Previn, The Labèque Sisters, Renaud Capuçon, Hélène Grimaud and Paavo Järvi – take us on an exhilarating journey across the musical horizons of the USA.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Complete Original Version with Jazz Band)  - Peter Donohoe/London Sinfonietta/Sir Simon Rattle 
02 An American in Paris  - Aalborg Symphony/Wayne Marshall 
03 I got rhythm: Variations for piano and orchestra  - Wayne Marshall/Aalborg Symphony 
04 Strike up the Band - Overture  - Aalborg Symphony/Wayne Marshall 
05 Gershwin : Piano Concerto in F major : II Andante con motto  - Hélène Grimaud 
06 Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major : III. Allegro agitato  - Hélène Grimaud 
09 Porgy and Bess (highlights): It ain't necessarily so...Shame on all you sinners (Sporting Life, Chorus, Serena, Maria)  - Damon Evans/Cynthia Clarey/Marietta Simpson/Glyndebourne Chorus/Craig Ruttenberg/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle 
Disc 2 
01 Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs  - Paavo Järvi 
02 Facsimile  - Paavo Järvi/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 
03 Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: I. Prologue  - Paavo Järvi 
04 Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: II. Somewhere  - Paavo Järvi 
05 Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: III. Scherzo  - Paavo Järvi 
06 Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: IV. Mambo  - Paavo Järvi 
07 Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: V. Cha-cha  - Paavo Järvi 
08 Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: VI. Meeting Scene  - Paavo Järvi 
09 Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: VII. Rumble  - Paavo Järvi 
10 Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: VIII. Finale  - Paavo Järvi 
11 Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: I. Sennets and Tuckets  - Paavo Järvi 
12 Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: II. Waltz  - Paavo Järvi 
13 Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: III. Mazurka  - Paavo Järvi 
14 Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: IV. Samba  - Paavo Järvi 
15 Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: V. Turkey Trot  - Paavo Järvi 
16 Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: VI. Sphinxes  - Paavo Järvi 
17 Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: VII. Blues  - Paavo Järvi 
18 Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: VIII. In Memoriam - March "The BSO Forever"  - Paavo Järvi 
19 Bernstein: Wonderful Town, Act 1: No. 1, Overture  - Sir Simon Rattle 
20 Bernstein: Candide: Overture to Act 1  - André Previn 
Disc 3 
01 Adagio for Strings Op. 11  - City Of London Sinfonia 
02 Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Op. 24  - City Of London Sinfonia 
03 Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35: I. Moderato nobile  - Renaud Capuçon 
04 Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: II. Romance - Andante  - Renaud Capuçon 
05 Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: III. Finale: Allegro assai vivace  - Renaud Capuçon 
06 Copland: Appalachian Spring (Complete 1945 Version):  - Richard Hickox 
07 Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man:  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Carl Davis 
Disc 4 
01 Adams: The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra)  - Sir Simon Rattle 
02 Adams: Two Fanfares for Orchestra: I. Tromba Lontana  - Sir Simon Rattle 
03 Adams: Two Fanfares for Orchestra: II. Short Ride in a Fast Machine  - Sir Simon Rattle 
04 Shaker Loops (1983): Shaking and Trembling  - London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green 
05 Shaker Loops (1983): Hymning Slews  - London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green 
06 Shaker Loops (1983): Loops and Verses  - London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green 
07 Adams: Shaker Loops, for String Orchestra: IV. A Final Shaking  - Christopher Warren-Green 
08 Glass: Façades  - Christopher Warren-Green 
09 Reich: Eight Lines  - Christopher Warren-Green 
10 Company  - London Chamber Orchestra (Lco) 
Disc 5 
01 A Damsel in Distress - Music from the film  - New Princess Theater Orchestra/John McGlinn 
02 Gershwin: Girl Crazy, Act 1: No. 1, Overture  - John McGlinn 
03 Tip-Toes: Overture: Tip-Toes  - John McGlinn 
04 Oh, Kay!: Overture: Oh, Kay!  - John McGlinn 
05 Porter: Anything Goes, Act 1: No. 1, Overture  - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn 
06 Porter: Can-Can, Act 1: No. 1, Overture  - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn 
07 Porter: Kiss Me Kate, Act 1: No. 1, Overture  - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn 
08 Gay Divorce: Night and Day  - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn 
09 Leave it to Jane: Overture: Leave it to Jane  - National Philharmonic Orchestra/John McGlinn 
10 Sitting Pretty: Overture: Sitting Pretty  - National Philharmonic Orchestra/John McGlinn 
11 Swing Time: I. Main Title and Pickup Yourself Up (Lyrics Dorothy Fields)  - Ambrosian Singers/National Philharmonic Orchestra/John McGlinn 
12 Swing Time: II. The Way You Look Tonight  - Ambrosian Singers/National Philharmonic Orchestra/John McGlinn 
13 Swing Time: III. Waltz in Swing Time  - Ambrosian Singers/National Philharmonic Orchestra/John McGlinn 
14 Swing Time: IV. Never Gonna Dance  - Ambrosian Singers/National Philharmonic Orchestra/John McGlinn 
15 Swing Time: V. Bojangles of Harlem (Lyrics Dorothy Fields)  - Ambrosian Singers/National Philharmonic Orchestra/John McGlinn 
16 Kern: Show Boat, Act 1: No. 1, Overture  - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn 
Disc 6 
01 The Entertainer  - Katia Labèque/Marielle Labèque 
02 Rialto Ripples  - Katia Labèque/Marielle Labèque 
03 Magnetic Rag  - Katia Labèque/Marielle Labèque 
04 Carolina Shout  - Katia Labèque/Marielle Labèque 
05 Ellington, M.: Things Ain't What They Used To Be  - Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Lena Horne/Clark Terry/Bobby Watson/Joshua Redman/Joe Lovano/Regina Carter/Geri Allen/Lewis Nash/Peter Washington 
06 Elite Syncopations  - Katia Labèque/Marielle Labèque 
07 Strenuous Life  - Katia Labèque/Marielle Labèque 
08 Bethena  - Katia Labèque/Marielle Labèque 
09 Gershwin: Embraceable You (from the 1928 Operetta "East Is West"):  - Katia Labèque/Marielle Labèque 
10 Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, Act 1 Scene 1: "Summertime" (Clara, Girls of Chorus)  - Harolyn Blackwell/Glyndebourne Chorus/Craig Ruttenberg/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle 
11 Porgy and Bess (highlights): It ain't necessarily so...Shame on all you sinners (Sporting Life, Chorus, Serena, Maria)  - Damon Evans/Cynthia Clarey/Marietta Simpson/Glyndebourne Chorus/Craig Ruttenberg/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle 
12 Strike up the Band - Overture  - Aalborg Symphony/Wayne Marshall 
13 Strayhorn: Take the A Train  - Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Lena Horne/Clark Terry/Bobby Watson/Joshua Redman/Joe Lovano/Regina Carter/Geri Allen/Lewis Nash/Peter Washington 
14 Ellington: Sophisticated Lady  - Sir Simon Rattle 
15 Henderson / Ellington: That Doo-wah Thing (Excerpt, Fugue)  - Lena Horne/Clark Terry/Bobby Watson/Joshua Redman/Joe Lovano/Regina Carter/Geri Allen/Lewis Nash/Peter Washington/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 
16 Ellington: Come Sunday  - Regina Carter/Clark Terry/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 


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