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It Don’t Mean A Thing / Marin Alsop, String Fever


Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572834  
Composer:  Edward "Duke" EllingtonCole PorterHorace SilverDave Brubeck,   ... 
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Described as a ‘conductor who makes a difference’ (Daily Telegraph), and acclaimed for her artistic vision and commitment to accessibility in classical music, Marin Alsop founded String Fever in 1981. Its pioneering blend of jazz, pop and classical repertoire took critics and audiences by storm, breaking the boundaries between musical genres through remarkable versatility and a palpable sense of fun. This album reflects String Fever’s forays into standards ranging from Rogers and Hart’s early hit Manhattan to Dave Brubeck’s famously rhythmic Blue Rondo à la Turk. Described as a ‘conductor who makes a difference’ (Daily Telegraph), and acclaimed for her artistic vision and commitment to accessibility in classical music, Marin Alsop founded String Fever in 1981. Its pioneering blend of jazz, pop and classical repertoire took critics and audiences by storm, breaking the boundaries between musical genres through remarkable versatility and a palpable sense of fun. This album reflects String Fever’s forays into standards ranging from Rogers and Hart’s early hit Manhattan to Dave Brubeck’s famously rhythmic Blue Rondo à la Turk. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mood Indigo by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 1997 
2.
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 1997 
3.
Leave it to me: My heart belongs to daddy by Cole Porter
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 1997 
4.
Liberated Brother by Horace Silver
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Date of Recording: 1983 
5.
Blue Rondo a la Turk by Dave Brubeck
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Date of Recording: 1983 
6.
Stomping at the Savoy by Benny Goodman
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 1997 
7.
St. Louis Woman: Come rain or come shine by Harold Arlen
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1983 
8.
In the Mood by Joe Garland
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
Date of Recording: 1997 
9.
Four brothers by Jimmy Giuffre
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1983 
10.
Manhattan Medley by Gary Anderson
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  String Fever
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Notes: This medley includes "Manhattan," "42nd Street" and "Lullaby of Broadway." 

Sound Samples

It don't mean a thing (arr. G. Anderson for strings)
Mood Indigo (arr. G. Bogatko for strings)
Leave it to Me: My heart belongs to daddy (arr. G. Bogatko for strings)
Liberated Brother (arr. C. Hewes for strings)
Blue Rondo a la Turk (arr. B. Whited for strings)
Stompin' at the Savoy (arr. G. Anderson for strings)
St. Louis Woman: Come Rain or Come Shine (arr. G. Anderson for strings)
In the Mood (arr. R. Fiocca for strings)
Four Brothers (arr. G. Anderson for strings)
Garrick Gaieties: Manhattan - 42nd Street: Lullaby of Broadway - 42nd Street

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