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La Folie Américaine! - works by Dvorak, Gershwin, Bernstein, Barber, Copland, Glass, Adams

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris
>Gershwin, George : Concerto pour piano en fa majeur
>Gershwin, George : Préludes (3)
>Gershwin, George : Strike up the Band
>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
>Gershwin, George : Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra
>Gershwin, George : Porgy & Bess
>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
>Barber, Samuel : Excursions
>Glass, Philip : Façades, for 2 flutes (or saxophones) & strings
>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring, concert suite for 13 instruments
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto pour violon en ré majeur
>Reich, Steve : Eight Lines
>Cage, John : Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
>Bernstein, Leonard : Divertimento for Orchestra
>Bernstein, Leonard : Anniversaries (5) for Piano
>Bernstein, Leonard : Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
>Joplin, Scott : Maple Leaf Rag
>Joplin, Scott : The Entertainer
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphonie no 9 en mi mineur 'du Nouveau Monde'
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The Folle Journee de Nantes 2014 festival is dedicated to American music. Erato releases a 3CD compilation of the great masterpieces composed in America, by native composers or European ones: Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland, Barber, Glass, Adams, Korngold, Reich, Cage, Joplin, and Dvorak.



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>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
  • Performer: Andre Previn (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 14 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 18 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1928

>Gershwin, George : Concerto pour piano en fa majeur :: 3. Allegro agitato
  • Performer: Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Gershwin, George : Préludes (3) :: no 3 en mi bémol mineur
  • Performer: Richard Bennett (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Gershwin, George : Strike up the Band :: The Man I Love
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John McGlinn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy :: Embraceable You
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John McGlinn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy :: I Got Rhythm
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John McGlinn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Gershwin, George : Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra
  • Performers: Katia Labèque (Piano); Marielle Labèque (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Gershwin, George : Porgy & Bess :: Summertime
  • Performer: Harolyn Blackwell (Voice)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Porgy & Bess :: Ain't necessarily so
  • Performers: Cynthia Clarey (Soprano); Damon Evans (Tenor); Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Barber, Samuel : Excursions :: 3. Allegretto
  • Performer: Leon McCawley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942-1944

>Glass, Philip : Façades, for 2 flutes (or saxophones) & strings
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring, concert suite for 13 instruments
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 26 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto pour violon en ré majeur :: 2. Romance
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Running Time: 9 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Reich, Steve : Eight Lines
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 17 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1979

>Cage, John : Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
  • Performer: Joanna MacGregor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • Conductor: Paavo Järvi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1960.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Bernstein, Leonard : Divertimento for Orchestra
  • Conductor: Paavo Järvi
  • Running Time: 13 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1980

>Bernstein, Leonard : Anniversaries (5) for Piano
  • Performer: Michel Legrand (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949-1951

>Bernstein, Leonard : Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
  • Performers: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet); Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paavo Järvi
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Joplin, Scott : Maple Leaf Rag
  • Performer: Michel Legrand (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Joplin, Scott : The Entertainer
  • Performer: Michel Legrand (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphonie no 9 en mi mineur 'du Nouveau Monde' :: 4. Allegro con fuoco
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral