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Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Etc / Maazel, Fiedler


Release Date: 10/20/1998 
Label:  Penguin Classics   Catalog #: 460612   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  Ivan Davis
Conductor:  Lorin MaazelArthur FiedlerFrank Chacksfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland OrchestraBoston PopsFrank Chacksfield & His Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Maazel's...approach is spirited and unstereotyped, and he does obtain an altogether remarkable textural clarity. I'd never realised before just how much contrapuntal detail the score of An American in Paris contains—for instance, the real melodic interest in the centre of the Charleston episode lies in the second oboe and cor anglais (marked "solo" at fig. 61) but in the ordinary way they're elbowed out of the limelight by the violins. Not here, however, nor the cakewalk-like rhythm which emerges as a counterpoint to the Blues.

-- Gramophone [9/1975, reviewing the Maazel performances]

This selection includes liner notes by David McCullough.
Maazel's...approach is spirited and unstereotyped, and he does obtain an altogether remarkable textural clarity. I'd never realised before just how much contrapuntal detail the score of An American in Paris contains—for instance, the real melodic interest in the centre of the Charleston episode lies in the second oboe and cor anglais (marked "solo" at fig. 61) but in the ordinary way they're elbowed out of the limelight by the violins. Not here, however, nor the cakewalk-like rhythm which emerges as a counterpoint to the Blues.

-- Gramophone [9/1975, reviewing the Maazel performances]

This selection includes liner notes by David McCullough.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ivan Davis (Piano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
2.
An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
3.
Cuban Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
4.
Girl Crazy: Suite by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Notes: Orchestrated: Leroy Anderson 
5.
Funny Face: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Notes: Orchestrated: Don Rose 
6.
Oh, Kay!: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Notes: Orchestrated: Don Rose 
7.
Porgy and Bess: Suite by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Frank Chacksfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Roland Shaw 

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