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Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Concerto In F / List, Hanson


Release Date: 09/16/2008 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 434341   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George GershwinJohn Philip Sousa
Performer:  Eugene List
Conductor:  Howard Hanson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Symphony OrchestraEastman Philharmonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The chemistry between pianist, Eugene List, and the gifted young players of the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra here produces compelling results. The catalogue is already bulging with excellent recordings of Rhapsody in Blue, including those played by Gershwin himself. However, performances as sinuous and stylish as this one are always welcome. Gershwin’s F major Piano Concerto was his most ambitious symphonic project, and, as with the exotic Cuban Overture, the present recording brings the composer’s colourful orchestration vividly to life. A rousing performance of Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever completes this exceptionally engaging programme.

-- Nicholas Ras, BBC Music Magazine
The chemistry between pianist, Eugene List, and the gifted young players of the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra here produces compelling results. The catalogue is already bulging with excellent recordings of Rhapsody in Blue, including those played by Gershwin himself. However, performances as sinuous and stylish as this one are always welcome. Gershwin’s F major Piano Concerto was his most ambitious symphonic project, and, as with the exotic Cuban Overture, the present recording brings the composer’s colourful orchestration vividly to life. A rousing performance of Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever completes this exceptionally engaging programme.

-- Nicholas Ras, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Eugene List (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Hanson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/04/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 15 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano in F major by George Gershwin
Performer:  Eugene List (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Hanson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/04/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 30 Minutes 1 Secs. 
3.
Cuban Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Howard Hanson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/20/1957 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Howard Hanson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/08/1962 
Venue:  Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Enchanting: but why is the piano out of tune? December 21, 2017 By William V. (Los Angeles, CA) See All My Reviews "List and and the Eastman band really get the gutsy jazzy spirit of the piece- but why is the piano out of tune from square one? Were they too cheap to have a tuner stand by? Did List knock it out during rehearsal? Or maybe they just wanted a jazzy beer hall sound? Anyone know????" Report Abuse
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