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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F; Variations on "I Got Rhythm" / Mark Bebbington, piano; Leon Botstein, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
>Gershwin, George : Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra
>Gershwin, George : Novelette in Fourths, rag for piano
>Gershwin, George : Rubato, prelude for piano (Novelette Prelude)
>Gershwin, George : Prelude in G minor, for piano (fragment)
>Gershwin, George : Sleepless Night, prelude for piano (Melody no 17, reconstructed by Alicia Zizzo)
>Gershwin, George : Preludes (3) for piano
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Most widely known for his highly acclaimed recordings of British compositions, Mark Bebbington now takes on an all-American album, alongside Leon Botstein and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This two-disc set offers a fresh interpretation of some of George Gershwin's evergreens, as well as a bonus disc which includes the first integral recording of Gershwin's Eight Preludes for Piano Solo. Mark Bebbington's music has gained him seven five-star reviews in a row from BBC Music Magazine. He brings interpretive splendor to this recording alongside Maestro Botstein, who is currently in his 23rd year as Music Director of the American Symphony Orchestra.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. John's, Smith Square, London (10/02/2015/10/03/2015).



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Works Details

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leon Botstein
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: St. John's Smith Square, London (10/02/2015/10/03/2015)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leon Botstein
  • Notes: St. John's Smith Square, London (10/02/2015/10/03/2015)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leon Botstein
  • Notes: St. John's Smith Square, London (10/02/2015/10/03/2015)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Gershwin, George : Novelette in Fourths, rag for piano
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: St. John's Smith Square, London (10/02/2015/10/03/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Gershwin, George : Rubato, prelude for piano (Novelette Prelude)
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: St. John's Smith Square, London (10/02/2015/10/03/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923

>Gershwin, George : Prelude in G minor, for piano (fragment)
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: St. John's Smith Square, London (10/02/2015/10/03/2015)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 01/1925

>Gershwin, George : Sleepless Night, prelude for piano (Melody no 17, reconstructed by Alicia Zizzo)
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: St. John's Smith Square, London (10/02/2015/10/03/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925-1926

>Gershwin, George : Preludes (3) for piano
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: St. John's Smith Square, London (10/02/2015/10/03/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Gershwin, George : Sleepless Night, prelude for piano (Melody no 17, reconstructed by Alicia Zizzo)
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: St. John's Smith Square, London (10/02/2015/10/03/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925-1926