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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: Simone Sauphanor (Voice); Karl Daymond (Baritone); Robert Fardell (Voice); Kimberly Cobb (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); Brent Barrett (Voice)
  • 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: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); 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: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Ellington, Duke : You're the One, song
  • Performers: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Bobby Watson (Oboe)
  • 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: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); 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. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Harlem
  • Performers: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); 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: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Bobby Watson (Piano)
  • 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: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); 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: 8 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Henderson, Luther : That Doo-wah Thing (after Ellington & Mills :: It Don't Mean a Thing)
  • Performers: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Bobby Watson (Bassoon)
  • 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: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); 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: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Come Sunday
  • Performers: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); 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: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); 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: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Ellington, Duke : Maybe Someday, song
  • Performers: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); 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: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Mercer : Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  • Performers: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Andrew Barnell (Bassoon); Richard Sampson (Oboe); Colin Parr (Clarinet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Bobby Watson (Piano)
  • 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: Coleman Barrington (Voice); Anne Fridal (Mezzo Soprano); Hyacinth Nicholls (Mezzo Soprano); Alan Tilvern (Spoken Vocals); Ritchie Pitts (Soprano); Damon Evans (Tenor); Ted Maynard (Spoken Vocals); Raemond Martin (Tenor); Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Organ); Gregg Baker (Baritone); Colenton Freeman (Tenor); Barrington Coleman (Tenor); Autris Paige (Tenor); William Johnson (Baritone); Bruce Hubbard (Baritone); Jim Malary (Soprano); Blair Wilson (Tenor); Mervin Wallace (Tenor); Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano); Ron Travis (Spoken Vocals); Johnny Worthy (Tenor); Maureen Braithwaite (Voice); Billy Mitchell (Spoken Vocals); Paula Ingram (Mezzo Soprano); Michael Forest (Tenor); Harolyn Blackwell (Voice); Camellia Johnson (Soprano); Cynthia Clarey (Soprano); Cynthia Haymon (Soprano); Linda Thompson (Soprano); Curtis Watson (Voice); Willard White (Bass)
  • 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