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Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Concerto In F / K & M Lebèque


Release Date: 02/15/1983 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 400022   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  Katia LabèqueMarielle Labèque
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There are some musical performances where the work and the performers seem made for each other. This is certainly the case here, where the Labeque sisters concentrate their unique art and technique to as absorbing and right-sounding an interpretation of these key Gershwin compositions as anyone could wish. Perky and romantic by turns, but always completely in accord, they almost make us feel that the absence of an orchestra is no great loss. Their instinct for the jazz element, so often missing from flabby orchestral versions, and the clean dry recording bring both the Rhapsody and the Concerto to scintillating life: a palpable hit.

-- Gramophone [3/1986]
There are some musical performances where the work and the performers seem made for each other. This is certainly the case here, where the Labeque sisters concentrate their unique art and technique to as absorbing and right-sounding an interpretation of these key Gershwin compositions as anyone could wish. Perky and romantic by turns, but always completely in accord, they almost make us feel that the absence of an orchestra is no great loss. Their instinct for the jazz element, so often missing from flabby orchestral versions, and the clean dry recording bring both the Rhapsody and the Concerto to scintillating life: a palpable hit.

-- Gramophone [3/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
2.
Concerto for Piano in F major by George Gershwin
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 

Sound Samples

Rhapsody in Blue
Piano Concerto in F: 1. Allegro
Piano Concerto in F: 2. Adagio
Piano Concerto in F: 3. Allegro agitato

Customer Reviews

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 First CD March 18, 2014 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "This recording was made in 1980 according to notes with the original disc. It was my first purchase of the newly available miniature product. I was thrilled to own one and the music has proved to be as delightful now as then. You are sure to be well entertained." Report Abuse
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