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Gershwin: Songbook, Rhapsody In Blue / Michael Endres

Gershwin / Endres
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 418  
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In addition to Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin is most frequently associated with individual songs. It is less well known that Gershwin himself arranged the most popular of these for piano. At first, they were published under the title “George Gershwin at the Keyboard” and later known as the "Songbook".

This new recording, presents 18 piano pieces from his songbook in fantastic interpretations by Michael Endres. The Rhapsody in Blue is also included and is almost more impressive in the arrangement for piano solo as it is with piano and orchestra. - Oehms
In addition to Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin is most frequently associated with individual songs. It is less well known that Gershwin himself arranged the most popular of these for piano. At first, they were published under the title “George Gershwin at the Keyboard” and later known as the "Songbook".

This new recording, presents 18 piano pieces from his songbook in fantastic interpretations by Michael Endres. The Rhapsody in Blue is also included and is almost more impressive in the arrangement for piano solo as it is with piano and orchestra. - Oehms
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Works on This Recording

1. Three-quarter blues by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2. Rubato by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3. Rialto Ripples by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
4. Preludes (3) for Piano by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
5. Prelude for Piano in G minor by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1925; USA 
6. Porgy and Bess: Jasbo Brown Blues by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
7. Novelette in fourths by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
8. Merry Andrew by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; New York, USA 
9. Sleepless Night "Melody no 17" by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
10. Impromptu for Piano in 2 keys by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1924; USA 
11. George Gershwin's Songbook for Piano by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
12. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
13. Shall We Dance: Promenade "Walking the dog" by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USA 
14. Lady, be Good: Swiss Miss by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Endres (Piano)

Sound Samples

George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 8. The Man I Love
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 14. Swanee
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 10. Nobody But You
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 6. I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 3. Do It Again
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 4. Fascinating Rhythm
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 11. Oh, Lady Be Good
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 12. Somebody Loves Me
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 15. Sweet and Low Down
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 1. Clap Yo' Hands
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 2. Do-Do-Do
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 9. My One and Only
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 16. 'S Wonderful
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 13. Strike Up the Band
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 18. Who Cares? (So Long As You Care for Me)
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 7. Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 17. That Certain Feeling
George Gershwin's Song-Book: No. 5. I Got Rhythm
Rhapsody in Blue (version for piano)
3 Preludes: No. 1 in B flat major: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
3 Preludes: No. 2 in C sharp minor: Andante con moto e poco rubato
3 Preludes: No. 3 in E flat minor: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Porgy and Bess (version for piano): Porgy and Bess, Act I: Jazzbo Brown Blues (version for piano)
Novelette in Fourths
Rialto Ripples
Merry Andrew
Promenade (version for piano)
Prelude (Fragment)
Melody No. 17, "Sleepless Night"
Impromptu in 2 Keys
Rubato
Three-Quarter Blues, "Irish Waltz"
Swiss Miss

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