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American Classics


Release Date: 08/26/2016 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 556702  
Composer:  George GershwinLeonard BernsteinSamuel BarberErich Wolfgang Korngold,   ... 
Performer:  Wayne MarshallPeter DonohoeHélène GrimaudSabine Meyer,   ... 
Conductor:  Wayne MarshallSimon RattleDavid ZinmanPaavo Järvi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aalborg Symphony OrchestraLondon SinfoniettaBaltimore Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the 20th century, the great American composers – simmering in the mighty melting pot – evoked Hollywood glamour, folksy landscapes, irresistible swing, poignant nostalgia, showbiz pzazz, sweet sentiment, streetwise sophistication, and hypnotic minimalistic drive. This 6-CD box – featuring such citizens of the world as Simon Rattle, André Previn, The Labèque Sisters, Renaud Capuçon, Hélène Grimaud and Paavo Järvi – take us on an exhilarating journey across the musical horizons of the USA.

Note: The tracklist for this release is complete, except for the final seven tracks of Disc No. 6, listed immediately below:

Porgy and Bess (highlights):
Read more Summertime (Clara, Chorus) - By Harolyn Blackwell/Glyndebourne Chorus/Craig Ruttenberg/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle

Porgy and Bess (highlights): It ain't necessarily so...Shame on all you sinners (Sporting Life, Chor - By Damon Evans/Cynthia Clarey/Marietta Simpson/Glyndebourne Chorus/Craig Ruttenberg/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle

Strike up the Band - Overture - By Aalborg Symphony/Wayne Marshall

Take the A Train - By Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Lena Horne/Clark Terry/Bobby Watson/Joshua Redman/Joe Lovano/Regina Carter/Geri Allen/Lewis Nash/Peter Washington

Sophisticated Lady - By Sir Simon Rattle

That Doo-wah Thing (Excerpt, Fugue) - By Lena Horne/Clark Terry/Bobby Watson/Joshua Redman/Joe Lovano/Regina Carter/Geri Allen/Lewis Nash/Peter Washington/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Come Sunday - By Regina Carter/Clark Terry/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Wayne Marshall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
2.
Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra by George Gershwin
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Wayne Marshall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
3.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
4.
Concerto for Piano in F major by George Gershwin
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
5.
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet), Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949/1955; United States 
6.
Facsimile by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
7.
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
8.
Divertimento for Orchestra by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
9.
Wonderful Town: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
10.
Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
11.
Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 by Samuel Barber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947-1950; USA 
12.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
13.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
14.
Fanfare for the common man by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
15.
Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
16.
The Chairman Dances by John Adams
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
17.
Fanfares (2) for Orchestra: Tromba Lontana by John Adams
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
18.
Fanfares (2) for Orchestra: Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; United States 
19.
Shaker Loops by John Adams
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USA 
20.
Facades by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
21.
Company by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Chamber Orchestra
Written: 1983; USA 
22.
Eight Lines by Steve Reich
Performer:  John Harle (Saxophone), Simon Haram (Saxophone)
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979/1983; USA 
23.
Damsel in Distress: Suite by George Gershwin
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Princess Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
24.
Girl Crazy: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Princess Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
25.
Of Thee I Sing: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Princess Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
26.
Tip-toes: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Princess Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
27.
Oh, Kay!: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Princess Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
28.
Anything Goes: Overture by Cole Porter
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
29.
Can-can: Overture by Cole Porter
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
30.
Kiss Me, Kate: Overture by Cole Porter
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
31.
Gay Divorcée: Night and Day by Cole Porter
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
32.
Leave it to Jane: Overture by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
33.
Sitting Pretty: Overture by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
34.
Swing Time: Overture by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
35.
Swing Time: Pick Yourself Up by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
36.
Swing Time: The Way You Look Tonight by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
37.
Swing Time: Waltz in Swing Time by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
38.
Swing Time: Never Gonna Dance by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
39.
Swing Time: Bojangles of Harlem by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
40.
Show Boat: Overture by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
41.
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
42.
Rialto Ripples by George Gershwin
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
43.
Magnetic Rag by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
44.
Carolina shout by James P. Johnson
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
45.
Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; USA 
46.
Elite Syncopations by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
47.
The Strenuous Life by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; USA 
48.
Bethena by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; USA 
49.
Girl Crazy: Embraceable you by George Gershwin
Performer:  Marielle Labèque (Piano), Katia Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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