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American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al

Album Summary

>Adams, John : Harmonielehre
>Adams, John : The Chairman Dances
>Adams, John : Tromba Lontana, fanfare for orchestra
>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
>Ives, Charles : New England Holidays Symphony
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Carter, Elliott : A Celebration of some 100 x 150 notes, for orchestra
>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
>Bernstein, Leonard : Story of my life
>Bernstein, Leonard : Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
>Strayhorn, Billy : Take the A Train
>Ellington, Duke : You're the One, song
>Ellington, Duke : Sophisticated Lady, musical
>Ellington, Duke : Harlem
>Ellington, Duke : Isfahan, song
>Ellington, Duke : Ad Lib on Nippon, song
>Henderson, Luther : That Doo-wah Thing (after Ellington & Mills
>Ellington, Duke : Something to Live For, song
>Ellington, Duke : Come Sunday
>Ellington, Duke : Solitude
>Ellington, Duke : Maybe Someday, song
>Ellington, Mercer : Things Ain't What They Used To Be
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Gershwin, George : Funny Face
>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
>Creamer, Henry : After You've Gone, song
>Ernie Erdman / Billy Meye : Nobody's Sweetheart
>Young, Victor : Sweet Sue (Just You)
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

American classical composers often get unfairly overshadowed by their European counterparts, and a great deal of powerful, groundbreaking new music has passed under the radar as a result. Simon Rattle has shown a great commitment to bring this music into the public eye, and his recordings on this 7-CD set with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta go a long way toward achieving this goal. Together, Rattle and these orchestras cut to the heart of the minimalism of John Adams, the stylish elegance of Leonard Bernstein, and the cool jazz of George Gershwin and Duke Ellington.



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Works Details

>Adams, John : Harmonielehre
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 40 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984-1985

>Adams, John : The Chairman Dances
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Adams, John : Tromba Lontana, fanfare for orchestra
  • Performers: Wesley Warren (Trumpet); Jonathan Holland (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Ives, Charles : New England Holidays Symphony :: New England Holidays (Holidays Symphony), for orchestra, S. 5 (K. 1A4)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (07/09/1995-07/15/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1917-1919

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue :: Opening
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (07/09/1995-07/15/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Carter, Elliott : A Celebration of some 100 x 150 notes, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (07/09/1995-07/15/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1986

>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story :: Mambo
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (07/09/1995-07/15/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Bernstein, Leonard : Story of my life
  • Performers: Kimberly Cobb (Voice); Simone Sauphanor (Voice); Robert Fardell (Voice); Brent Barrett (Voice); Timothy Robinson (Tenor); Kim Criswell (Soprano); Audra McDonald (Soprano); Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Michael Dore (Double Bass); Thomas Hampson (Voice); Melanie Marshall (Mezzo Soprano); Rodney Gilfrey (Voice); Karl Daymond (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (06/09/1998-06/11/1998)
  • Running Time: 58 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Bernstein, Leonard : Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
  • Performer: Michael Collins (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: CTS Studio, Wembley, England (12/30/1986/01/01/1987)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Strayhorn, Billy : Take the A Train
  • Performers: Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Bobby Watson (Violin); Geri Allen (Piano); Clark Terry (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Ellington, Duke : You're the One, song
  • Performers: Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); John Barclay (Trumpet); Bobby Watson (Oboe); Regina Carter (Violin); Lewis Nash (Drums); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Clark Terry (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Sophisticated Lady, musical :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Geri Allen (Piano); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Bobby Watson (Violin); Regina Carter (Violin); Lewis Nash (Drums); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Harlem
  • Performers: Geri Allen (Piano); Regina Carter (Violin); Lewis Nash (Drums); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Clark Terry (Trumpet); Bobby Watson (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Ellington, Duke : Isfahan, song
  • Performers: Lewis Nash (Drums); Bobby Watson (Piano); Regina Carter (Violin); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Clark Terry (Trumpet); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Geri Allen (Piano); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Richard Sampson (Oboe); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Ad Lib on Nippon, song
  • Performers: Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Bobby Watson (Violin); Regina Carter (Violin); Clark Terry (Trumpet); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Colin Parr (Clarinet); John Barclay (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Henderson, Luther : That Doo-wah Thing (after Ellington & Mills :: It Don't Mean a Thing)
  • Performers: Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Bobby Watson (Bassoon); Clark Terry (Trumpet); Regina Carter (Violin); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lewis Nash (Drums)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Something to Live For, song
  • Performers: Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Geri Allen (Piano); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); John Barclay (Trumpet); Clark Terry (Trumpet); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Bobby Watson (Violin); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Come Sunday
  • Performers: Richard Sampson (Oboe); Clark Terry (Trumpet); Lewis Nash (Drums); John Barclay (Trumpet); Regina Carter (Violin); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Geri Allen (Piano); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Bobby Watson (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Ellington, Duke : Solitude
  • Performers: Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Bobby Watson (Violin); Geri Allen (Piano); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); John Barclay (Trumpet); Clark Terry (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Ellington, Duke : Maybe Someday, song
  • Performers: Regina Carter (Violin); Lewis Nash (Drums); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Clark Terry (Trumpet); Bobby Watson (Violin); John Barclay (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Mercer : Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  • Performers: Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Regina Carter (Violin); Lewis Nash (Drums); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Bobby Watson (Piano); John Barclay (Trumpet); Clark Terry (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (11/15/1999-11/17/1999)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performers: Alan Tilvern (Spoken Vocals); Johnny Worthy (Tenor); Ted Maynard (Spoken Vocals); Hyacinth Nicholls (Mezzo Soprano); Barrington Coleman (Tenor); Colenton Freeman (Tenor); Gregg Baker (Baritone); Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Organ); Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano); Mervin Wallace (Tenor); Damon Evans (Tenor); Jim Malary (Soprano); Raemond Martin (Tenor); Bruce Hubbard (Baritone); Anne Fridal (Mezzo Soprano); Maureen Braithwaite (Voice); Ritchie Pitts (Soprano); William Johnson (Baritone); Autris Paige (Tenor); Blair Wilson (Tenor); Coleman Barrington (Voice); Ron Travis (Spoken Vocals); Cynthia Clarey (Soprano); Willard White (Voice); Paula Ingram (Mezzo Soprano); Linda Thompson (Soprano); Cynthia Haymon (Soprano); Camellia Johnson (Soprano); Harolyn Blackwell (Voice); Michael Forest (Tenor); Curtis Watson (Voice); Billy Mitchell (Spoken Vocals)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (11/08/1998-11/19/1988)
  • Running Time: 70 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Funny Face
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (12/22/1990-12/23/1990)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick (10/04/1990-10/06/1990)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Creamer, Henry : After You've Gone, song
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: CTS Studio, Wembley, England (12/30/1986/01/01/1987)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Ernie Erdman / Billy Meye : Nobody's Sweetheart
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: CTS Studio, Wembley, England (12/30/1986/01/01/1987)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923

>Young, Victor : Sweet Sue (Just You)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: CTS Studio, Wembley, England (12/30/1986/01/01/1987)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928