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'Rhapsody' - Chabrier: Espana; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody Op. 11/1; Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 / Denis Matsuev, piano

Album Summary

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Roumanian Rhapsody no 1, for orchestra in A major, Op. 11/1
>Ravel, Maurice : Rapsodie espagnole
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
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Notes & Reviews:

This newest release from BR KLASSIK explores the genre of the 19th and 20th century Rhapsody, featuring works from masterful composers Emmanuel Chabrier, George Gershwin, George Enesecu, Maurice Ravel, and Franz Liszt. The concert-like atmosphere of this recording makes this a truly unique release, as these works were recorded live in Munich as recently as October 2015. The five rhapsodies featured here come from different regions and the composers' unique styles can be heard in each of their works. Chabrier's "Espana" is centered around Iberian and folk music which was very popular at the time. Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody" contrasts this work with its use of Hungarian folk melodies. The ever-popular "Rhapsody in Blue" from George Gershwin throws Americana into the mix with its blues roots. Mariss Jansons and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks never fails to please with their brilliant interpretations and performance quality. World-renowned Russian pianist Denis Matusev is brilliant as the "Rhapsody in Blue" soloist.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: München, Herkulessaal der Residenz (10/08/2015-10/09/2015).



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Works Details

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: München, Herkulessaal der Residenz (10/08/2015-10/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
  • Performer: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: München, Herkulessaal der Residenz (10/08/2015-10/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Roumanian Rhapsody no 1, for orchestra in A major, Op. 11/1
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: München, Herkulessaal der Residenz (10/08/2015-10/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/14/1901
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ravel, Maurice : Rapsodie espagnole
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: München, Herkulessaal der Residenz (10/08/2015-10/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: München, Herkulessaal der Residenz (10/08/2015-10/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1860
  • Studio/Live: Live