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America!, Vol. 2: Gershwin, from Broadway to the Concert Hall - CD1 - Piano Solo - Songbook, et al; CD2 - Orchestral Music / Manasse (clarinet), Harmonie Ensemble NY, Steven Richman, Rochester PO, Tyzik

Audio Samples

  1. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: The Man I Love. Slow and in singing style $0.99 on iTunes
  2. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: I Got Rhythm. Very marked $0.99 on iTunes
  3. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Do It Again. Plaintively $0.99 on iTunes
  4. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Oh, Lady Be Good. Rather slow (with humour) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Fascinating Rythm. With agitation $0.99 on iTunes
  6. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Somebody Loves Me. In a moderate tempo $0.99 on iTunes
  7. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: My One and Only. Lively (in strong rhythm) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: That Certain Feeling. Ardently $0.99 on iTunes
  9. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Swanee. Spirited $0.99 on iTunes
  10. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Sweet and Low Down. Slow (in a jazzy manner) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Nobody But You. Capriciously $0.99 on iTunes
  12. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Strike Up the Band. In spirited march tempo $0.99 on iTunes
  13. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Who Cares? Rather slow $0.99 on iTunes
  14. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Do Do Do. In a swinging manner $0.99 on iTunes
  15. America, Vol. 2 — Song Book: Liza. Languidly $0.99 on iTunes
  16. America, Vol. 2 — An American in Paris
  17. America, Vol. 2 — Promenade: Allegretto moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  18. America, Vol. 2 — I Got Rhythm $0.99 on iTunes
  19. America, Vol. 2 — Summertime $0.99 on iTunes
  20. America, Vol. 2 — Rhapsody in Blue (Original Jazz Band Version)
  21. America, Vol. 2 — Piano Concerto in F: I. Allegro
  22. America, Vol. 2 — Piano Concerto in F: II. Adagio
  23. America, Vol. 2 — Piano Concerto in F: III. Allegro agitato $0.99 on iTunes
  24. America, Vol. 2 — Cuban Overture

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : The Man I Love
>Gershwin, George : I'll build a Stairway to Paradise
>Gershwin, George : 's Wonderful
>Gershwin, George : I Got Rythym
>Gershwin, George : Do It Again
>Gershwin, George : Clap Yo'Hands
>Gershwin, George : Oh, Lady Be Good
>Gershwin, George : Fascinating Rhythym
>Gershwin, George : Somebody Loves Me
>Gershwin, George : My One and Only
>Gershwin, George : That Certain Feeling
>Gershwin, George : Swanee
>Gershwin, George : Sweet and Low Down
>Gershwin, George : Nobody But You
>Gershwin, George : Strike Up the Band
>Gershwin, George : Who Cares?
>Gershwin, George : Do Do Do
>Gershwin, George : Show Girl
>Gershwin, George : Jazzbo Brown Blues, for piano (from Porgy and Bess)
>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris
>Gershwin, George : Walking the Dog, promenade for piano or orchestra (arrangement from film "Shall We Dance")
>Wild, Earl [Piano] : Grand Fantasy on Porgy and Bess, for piano (after Gershwin)
>Gershwin, George : Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
>Gershwin, George : Cuban Overture
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The goal of the America! series from harmonia mundi is to explore the profound effect that the "New World" has had on the world of classical music. Featuring some of the finest performers on the label, each of the three volumes focuses on a theme. Volume 2 looks at the huge impact made by George Gershwin. Subtitled From Broadway to the Concert Hall, this collection features the unique mix of classical and jazz sensibilities that was the hallmark of Gershwin's style.



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Works Details

>Gershwin, George : The Man I Love :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Steven Richman
  • Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : I'll build a Stairway to Paradise :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jeff Tyzik
  • Ensemble: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Gershwin, George : 's Wonderful :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Ira Gershwin (1896 - 1983).
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Gershwin, George : I Got Rythym :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Gershwin, George : Do It Again :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Gershwin, George : Clap Yo'Hands :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Gershwin, George : Oh, Lady Be Good :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Fascinating Rhythym :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Somebody Loves Me :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : My One and Only :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Gershwin, George : That Certain Feeling :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Gershwin, George : Swanee :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Gershwin, George : Sweet and Low Down :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Gershwin, George : Nobody But You :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Gershwin, George : Strike Up the Band :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Gershwin, George : Who Cares? :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Gershwin, George : Do Do Do :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Gershwin, George : Show Girl
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929

>Gershwin, George : Jazzbo Brown Blues, for piano (from Porgy and Bess)
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 17 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1928

>Gershwin, George : Walking the Dog, promenade for piano or orchestra (arrangement from film "Shall We Dance")
  • Performer: Frank Braley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : I Got Rythym
  • Performers: Jon Manasse (Clarinet); Jon Nakamatsu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Wild, Earl [Piano] : Grand Fantasy on Porgy and Bess, for piano (after Gershwin)
  • Performer: Michael Sheppard (Piano)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Gershwin, George : Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra
  • Performer: Lincoln Mayorga (Piano)
  • Conductor: Steven Richman
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performer: Lincoln Mayorga (Piano)
  • Conductor: Steven Richman
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
  • Performer: Lincoln Mayorga (Piano)
  • Conductor: Steven Richman
  • Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York
  • Running Time: 15 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
  • Performer: Jon Nakamatsu (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jeff Tyzik
  • Running Time: 32 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Gershwin, George : Cuban Overture
  • Conductor: Jeff Tyzik
  • Running Time: 10 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1932