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EMI American Classics - George Gershwin / André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, London SO, St. Louis SO, et al

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Gershwin, George : Lullaby, for piano
>Gershwin, George : Cuban Overture
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In his short life, George Gershwin (1898–1937) became, perhaps, the most successful of all the composers of popular songs for Broadway musicals. It was the bandleader Paul Whiteman who, in 1924, persuaded the young Gershwin to write an extended piece for performance by his jazz orchestra, resulting in the revolutionary 'Rhapsody in Blue'. After this, Gershwin wrote many great works for the concert hall and even the opera house; works that are now in the repertoire of many of the world's great orchestras.



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Works Details

>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 18 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1928

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
  • Notes: CTS Studios, London, England (07/30/1986/01/02/1987)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: ?/?1935-01/1936

>Gershwin, George : Lullaby, for piano
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Gershwin, George : Cuban Overture
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (07/01/1980-07/02/1980)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1932