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George Gershwin - The Piano Rolls Vol 1


Release Date: 11/09/1993 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79287   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  George GershwinFrank Milne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Artis Wodehouse used a 1911 pianola to transfer Gershwin's piano rolls to the Yamaha Disklavier for these performances.
REVIEWS:
Down Beat (2/94, p.51) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Gershwin's playing here is a full, two-handed style calculated to dazzle his listeners and sell a tune...but he was not an improviser. Nor was he a blues player...the sensibility is pure theater, not barrelhouse...."
Stereo Review (3/94, p.103) - "...totally convincing, authentic 'live' performances in up-to-date sound. 'S wonderful!..."
Artis Wodehouse used a 1911 pianola to transfer Gershwin's piano rolls to the Yamaha Disklavier for these performances.
REVIEWS:
Down Beat (2/94, p.51) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Gershwin's playing here is a full, two-handed style calculated to dazzle his listeners and sell a tune...but he was not an improviser. Nor was he a blues player...the sensibility is pure theater, not barrelhouse...."
Stereo Review (3/94, p.103) - "...totally convincing, authentic 'live' performances in up-to-date sound. 'S wonderful!..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tip-toes: Sweet and low-down by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: George Gershwin
Gershwin recorded this piano roll (Duo-Art 71324) in April, 1926. 
2.
Novelette in fourths by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Gershwin recorded this piano roll (Welte-Mignon 3968) in 1919. 
3.
Tip-toes: That certain feeling by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: George Gershwin
Gershwin recorded this piano roll (Duo-Art 713216) in April, 1926. 
4.
Lady, be Good: So am I by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Gershwin recorded this piano roll (Duo-Art 102625) in September, 1925. 
5.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 14 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: George Gershwin
Gershwin recorded these piano rolls (Duo-Art 70947 and 68787) in January, 1927 and May, 1925, respectively. 
6.
Capitol Revue: Swanee by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Gershwin recorded this piano roll (Duo-Art 1649) in February, 1920. 
7.
When you want 'em, you can't get 'em, when you got 'em, you don't want 'em by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1916; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Gershwin recorded this piano roll (Universal 202864) in September, 1916. 
8.
Tell Me More!: Kickin' the clouds away by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Gershwin recorded this piano roll (Duo-Art 713122) in July, 1925. 
9.
George White's Scandals of 1920: Idle Dreams by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Gershwin recorded this piano roll (Mel-O-Dee 203579) in August, 1920. 
10.
George White's Scandals of 1920: On my mind the whole night long by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Gershwin recorded this piano roll (Universal 203577) in August, 1920. 
11.
George White's Scandals of 1920: Scandal Walk by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Gershwin recorded this piano roll (Mel-O-Dee 203583) in August, 1920. 
12.
An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Performer:  Frank Milne (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 15 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Frank Milne
Frank Milne recorded these piano rolls (Duo-Art 74678 and 74688) in June, 1933. It was released as a two-piano performance by Frank Milne and "Ernest Leith." Leith was a pseudonym for Milne. 

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