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Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Piano Concerto / Thibaudet, Alsop, Baltimore SO


Release Date: 04/27/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001409102  
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs “jazz band” orchestrations of Rhapsody in Blue, Variations on ‘I Got rhythm,’ and the Concerto in F live with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and music director Marin Alsop.

French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has long been a champion of Gershwin’s music and has widely performed the Concerto in concert with major symphony orchestras around the world. Now, after more than 40 releases on Decca, Thibaudet turns his attention solely to the works of Gershwin.

For this release, Thibaudet has made the daring choice to perform the original “jazz band” arrangements by Ferde Grofé for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Rarely heard or recorded, these arrangements create a completely
Read more different sound for these well-known and popular works, especially Rhapsody in Blue. Thibaudet is joined by Gershwin fan, American conductor Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for these live recordings.

Gershwin is one of the most popular composers and Thibaudet gives a fresh spin and new twist on these familiar, and justly beloved, pieces.
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Works on This Recording

1. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
2. Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
3. Concerto for Piano in F major by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 

Featured Sound Samples

Rhapsody in Blue
Concerto in F: I. Allegro

Sound Samples

Rhapsody In Blue
Variations On I Got Rhythm
Piano Concerto in F (1925): 1. Allegro
Piano Concerto in F (1925): 2. Adagio - Andante con moto
Piano Concerto in F (1925): 3. Allegro agitato

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