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American Rhapsody: The Music of Gershwin

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody In Blue
>Gershwin, George : Shall We Dance
>Gershwin, George : But Not For Me
>Gershwin, George : Funny Face
>Gershwin, George : Strike up the Band
>Gershwin, George : I Got Rhythm
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Gershwin, George : Oh, Kay!
>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
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Notes & Reviews:

Vienna Art Orchestra includes: Mathias Ruegg (conductor); Karl Schrumpf (vocals); Sascha Otto (saxophone, flute); Harry Sokal, Florian Brambock, Gerald Preinfalk, Herwig Gradischnig, Christian Maurer (saxophone); Thorsten Benkenstein, Matthieu Michel, Bumi Fian (trumpet); Arkady Shilkloper, Franz Pickl (French horn); Robert Bachner, Christian Muthspiel, Charly Wagner (trombone); John Sass (tuba); Vasile Marian (oboe); Friedrich Philipp (vibraphone); Uli Scherer, Paul Urbanek (piano); Roland Guggenbichler (Hammond organ); Martin Siewert, Alegre Correa (guitar); Frank Schwinn (banjo); Robert Riegler, Heiri Kanzig (bass); Gregor Hilbe, Mario Gonzi (drums); Ingrid Oberkanins (percussion).

Additional personnel: Ray Anderson (vocals, trombone); Shirley Horn (vocals, piano); Anna Lauvergnac, Dee Dee Bridgewater, T.S. Monk, Monica Zetterlund (vocals); Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone); Art Farmer (trumpet); Franck Tortiller (vibraphone, marimba); Wolfgang Muthspiel (guitar).

Recorded between February 9 and March 10, 1998. Includes liner notes by Mathias Ruegg and Joe Remick.



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Works Details

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody In Blue
  • Performers: Wolfgang Muthspiel (Guitar); Vienna Art Orchestra (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Mathias Ruegg
  • Running Time: 16 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gershwin, George : Shall We Dance
  • Performers: Dee Bridgewater (Voice); Vienna Art Orchestra (Voice)
  • Conductor: Mathias Ruegg
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936
  • Language: English

>Gershwin, George : But Not For Me
  • Performers: Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Vienna Art Orchestra (Tenor Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Mathias Ruegg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gershwin, George : Funny Face
  • Performers: T.S. Monk (Voice); Vienna Art Orchestra (Voice)
  • Conductor: Mathias Ruegg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Gershwin, George : Strike up the Band
  • Performers: Art Farmer (Trumpet); Vienna Art Orchestra (Trumpet); Monica Zetterlund (Voice)
  • Conductor: Mathias Ruegg
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Gershwin, George : I Got Rhythm
  • Performers: Ray Anderson (Trombone); Vienna Art Orchestra (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Language: English

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performers: Anna Lauvergnac (Voice); Vienna Art Orchestra (Voice)
  • Conductor: Mathias Ruegg
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935
  • Language: English

>Gershwin, George : Oh, Kay!
  • Performers: Shirley Horn (Piano); Vienna Art Orchestra (Piano); Stephen Williams (Drums)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926
  • Language: English

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
  • Performers: Franck Tortiller (Marimba); Franck Tortillier (Marimba); Franck Tortillier (Vibraphone); Vienna Art Orchestra (Marimba)
  • Conductor: Mathias Ruegg
  • Running Time: 13 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925