Gershwin: Concerto in F; Rhapsody No. 2, etc. / Orio Weiss, JoAnn Falletta [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra no 2 "Rhapsody in Rivets"
>Gershwin, George : I Got Rhythm
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

George Gershwin's Concerto in F was a response to demands for a 'proper concerto' after the success of Rhapsody in Blue, avoiding programmatic content while providing a feast of tunes both uplifting and nostalgic. Originally intended as music for a film, his up-beat Rhapsody No. 2 describes the bustling Manhattan cityscape while under construction. Sourced from his hit musical Girl Crazy, I Got Rhythm Variations was Gershwin's last full score. Pianist Orion Weiss is one of the most sought after soloists and collaborators of his generation of young American musicians.

David's Review Corner
The Rhapsody sizzles in what has to be the most overtly brilliant account in disc, and I have heard them all, while the I Got Rhythm Variations uses jazz as the basis of Weiss's concept. So far so good, as the sound is highly detailed and well balanced. But then we move to the Blu-ray version, also issued this month, and we are in a new audio experience. I have never heard such a realistic piano sound on disc, the solo orchestral instruments are tangible, and there is such unforced impact, that if you have Blu-ray you must not hesitate but to buy that version.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 58 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray



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Works Details

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
  • Performer: Orion Weiss (Piano)
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra no 2 "Rhapsody in Rivets"
  • Performer: Orion Weiss (Piano)
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 05/1931

>Gershwin, George : I Got Rhythm
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern