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Gershwin: Porgy and Bess / Smallens, Price, Warfield, Calloway, et al

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The soloists are fabulous and their vivid characterizations are immediately engaging. Cab Calloway was a legendary Sportin' Life, and the originality and eccentricity of this performance fully validates his reputation. William Warfield's Porgy is intensely humane and honest, and he sings with warmth and without any affectation. Leontyne Price was only 25 when the recording was made, and Bess was her breakthrough role; while she doesn't have the dramatic presence of the other leads, she sings with thrilling fullness and passion." -All Music Guide


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>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performers: Cab Calloway (Tenor); Leontyne Price (Soprano); William Warfield (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Alexander Smallens
  • Ensemble: Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935
  • Studio/Live: Live