George Gershwin / The Gents vocal ensemble; Johannette Zomer, soprano; Haags Saxophone Quartet

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : A Damsel in Distress
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Gershwin, George : Shall We Dance
>Gershwin, George : Lady, be Good
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Widely acclaimed for their recordings of English Renaissance and German Romantic choral music as well as twentieth-century works from France, The Gents now venture across the ocean to the new world with a CD that takes them to the bright lights of Broadway. Jetse Bremer has specially arranged a selection of compositions by George Gershwin for soprano soloist, choir and instruments that takes full advantage of the vocal flexibility and homogeneous sound of The Gents. Soprano soloist Johannette Zomer lends an element of classical flavor to the program, creating a blend that balances Gershwin's wide-ranging musical inspirations to perfection.

Gramophone
A rounded, unforced sonority, refined chording and balance, and near-perfect intonation...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Noorderkerk, Groningen (11/18/2011-11/20/2011).



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Works Details

>Gershwin, George : A Damsel in Distress :: Things are Looking Up
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : A Damsel in Distress :: I can't be bothered now
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : A Damsel in Distress :: Stiff upper lip
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : A Damsel in Distress :: Sing of spring
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : A Damsel in Distress :: The jolly tar and the milkmaid
  • Performers: Michel Ponsioen (Percussion); Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : A Damsel in Distress :: Foggy day (in London Town)
  • Performers: Michel Ponsioen (Percussion); Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : A Damsel in Distress :: Nice work if you can get it
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 11 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Shall We Dance
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Gershwin, George : Lady, be Good
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Summertime
  • Performers: Michel Ponsioen (Percussion); Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: My Man's Gone Now
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: It Ain't Necessarily So
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: O Lawd, I'm on My Way
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer (Soprano); Michel Ponsioen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Beni Csillag
  • Ensemble: Haags Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935