Inspiration

Rhapsody in Blue - Best of Gershwin

CD
2 Sep 2016

Barcode: 0190295952181

Composer: George Gershwin
Other participants: Alexis Weissenberg · Karl Leister · Elaine Donohoe · Seiji Ozawa · Berliner Philharmoniker

From Broadway to the concert platform: The young George Gershwin had already enjoyed great success as a songwriter when in 1924 bandleader Paul Whiteman 1924 persuaded him to write a jazz piece for orchestra. His Rhapsody in Blue, his Variations on “I Got Rhythm” and the opera Porgy and Bess were soon celebrated around the world. It is Gershwin’s unique mix of laid-back swing and “classical” technique that makes his music so irresistible, and many European composers took their cue from him.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue  - Alexis Weissenberg 
02 Gershwin: Variations on 'I Got Rhythm'  - Alexis Weissenberg 
03 Gershwin: Catfish Row, Symphonic Suite from 'Porgy and Bess': Catfish Row  - Seiji Ozawa 
04 Gershwin: Catfish Row, Symphonic Suite from 'Porgy and Bess': Porgy Sings  - Seiji Ozawa 
05 Gershwin: Catfish Row, Symphonic Suite from 'Porgy and Bess': Fugue  - Seiji Ozawa 
06 Gershwin: Catfish Row, Symphonic Suite from 'Porgy and Bess': Hurricane  - Seiji Ozawa 
07 Gershwin: Catfish Row, Symphonic Suite from 'Porgy and Bess': Good Mornin' Sistuh  - Seiji Ozawa 


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