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George Gershwin / The Gents, Csillag, Zomer, Haags Saxophone Quartet

Gershwin / Gents / Csillag
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 33312   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The GentsHaags Saxophone Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Widely acclaimed for their recordings of English Renaissance and German Romantic choral music as well as twentieth-century works from France, The Gents now venture across the ocean to the new world with a CD that takes them to the bright lights of Broadway. Jetse Bremer has specially arranged a selection of compositions by George Gershwin for soprano soloist, choir and instruments that takes full advantage of the vocal flexibility and homogeneous sound of The Gents. Soprano soloist Johannette Zomer lends an element of classical flavor to the program, creating a blend that balances Gershwin's wide-ranging musical inspirations to perfection. Widely acclaimed for their recordings of English Renaissance and German Romantic choral music as well as twentieth-century works from France, The Gents now venture across the ocean to the new world with a CD that takes them to the bright lights of Broadway. Jetse Bremer has specially arranged a selection of compositions by George Gershwin for soprano soloist, choir and instruments that takes full advantage of the vocal flexibility and homogeneous sound of The Gents. Soprano soloist Johannette Zomer lends an element of classical flavor to the program, creating a blend that balances Gershwin's wide-ranging musical inspirations to perfection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Shall We Dance: They can't take that away from me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USA 
2.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
3.
Porgy and Bess: Oh Lawd, I'm on my way by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
4.
Porgy and Bess: My man's gone now by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
5.
Porgy and Bess: It ain't necessarily so by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
6.
Lady, be Good: Fascinating rhythm by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
7.
Damsel in Distress: Things are looking up by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
8.
Damsel in Distress: The Jolly Tarr and the milk maid by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
9.
Damsel in Distress: Stiff upper lip by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
10.
Damsel in Distress: Nice work if you can get it by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
11.
Damsel in Distress: I can't be bothered now by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
12.
Damsel in Distress: A foggy day by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
13.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
14.
Damsel in Distress: Sing of Spring by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents,  Haags Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 

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