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Gershwin: Porgy And Bess Highlights / Rattle, White, Haymon


Release Date: 11/08/1991 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 54325   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  Harolyn BlackwellMarietta SimpsonBarrington ColemanBruce Hubbard,   ... 
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGlyndebourne Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Porgy and Bess: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
2.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Harolyn Blackwell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
3.
Porgy and Bess: A woman is a sometime thing by George Gershwin
Performer:  Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano), Barrington Coleman (Tenor), Bruce Hubbard (Baritone),
Damon Evans (Tenor), Maureen Brathwaite (), Johnny Worthy (Tenor),
Mervin Wallace (Tenor)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
4.
Porgy and Bess: My man's gone now by George Gershwin
Performer:  Cynthia Clarey (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
5.
Porgy and Bess: How de saucer stan' now, my sister? by George Gershwin
Performer:  Autris Paige (Tenor), Cynthia Clarey (Soprano), Bruce Hubbard (Baritone),
Willard White (Bass)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
6.
Porgy and Bess: Leavin' fo' the promis' lan' by George Gershwin
Performer:  Cynthia Haymon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
Notes: This selection begins with "Oh, the train is at the station..." 
7.
Porgy and Bess: It takes a long pull by George Gershwin
Performer:  Bruce Hubbard (Baritone)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
Notes: This selection begins with "Oh, I'm agon' out to the Blackfish banks..." 
8.
Porgy and Bess: I got plenty o' nuttin' by George Gershwin
Performer:  Paula Ingram (Mezzo Soprano), Bruce Hubbard (Baritone), Harolyn Blackwell (Soprano),
Willard White (Bass), Cynthia Clarey (Soprano), Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Written: 1935 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
Notes: This selection begins with "Mus' be you mens forgot about de picnic..." 
9.
Porgy and Bess: I hates yo' struttin' style by George Gershwin
Performer:  Cynthia Clarey (Soprano), Damon Evans (Tenor), Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
Notes: This selection begins with "Lissen there, what I tells you..." 
10.
Porgy and Bess: Buzzard Song by George Gershwin
Performer:  Willard White (Bass)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
11.
Porgy and Bess: Bess, you is my woman now by George Gershwin
Performer:  Cynthia Haymon (Soprano), Bruce Hubbard (Baritone), Willard White (Bass)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
Notes: This selection begins with "Honey, we sure goin' strut our stuff today!..." 
12.
Porgy and Bess: Oh, I can't sit down by George Gershwin
Performer:  Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano), Cynthia Haymon (Soprano), Willard White (Bass)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
13.
Porgy and Bess: It ain't necessarily so by George Gershwin
Performer:  Damon Evans (Tenor), Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano), Cynthia Clarey (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
14.
Porgy and Bess: What you want wid Bess? by George Gershwin
Performer:  Gregg Baker (Baritone), Cynthia Haymon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
15.
Porgy and Bess: A red-headed woman by George Gershwin
Performer:  Harolyn Blackwell (Soprano), Gregg Baker (Baritone), Cynthia Haymon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
16.
Porgy and Bess: There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York by George Gershwin
Performer:  Cynthia Haymon (Soprano), Damon Evans (Tenor)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
17.
Porgy and Bess: Dem white folks sure ain' put nuttin' over by George Gershwin
Performer:  Willard White (Bass), Maureen Brathwaite ()
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
18.
Porgy and Bess: Oh Bess, where's my Bess? by George Gershwin
Performer:  Cynthia Clarey (Soprano), Barrington Coleman (Tenor), Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano),
Maureen Brathwaite (), Willard White (Bass)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 
Notes: This selection begins with "Here Mingo, what's de matter wid you all?..." and continues through "Bess is gone..." 
19.
Porgy and Bess: Oh Lawd, I'm on my way by George Gershwin
Performer:  Willard White (Bass)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No 2, London 

Sound Samples

Porgy and Bess (highlights): [Act I:] Introduction...Jasbo Brown Blues (Jasbo Brown, Chorus)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Summertime (Clara, Chorus)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Give him to me...A woman is a sometime thing...Here come de honey man (Jake, Mingo, Sporting Life, Chorus, Baby, Clara, Robbins, Peter, Lily, Maria)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): My man's gone now (Serena, Chorus)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): How de saucer stan' now, my sister? (Undertaker, Serena, Jake, Porgy)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Oh, the train is at the station (Bess, Chorus)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): [Act II:] Oh, I'm agoin' out to the Blackfish banks...It take a long pull to get there (Jake, Chorus)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Mus' be you mens forgot about de picnic...Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin' (Annie, Jake, Clara, Porgy, Chorus, Serena, Maria)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Lissen there, what I tells you...I hates yo' struttin' style (Maria, Serena, Sporting Life)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Buzzard keep on flyin' over (Porgy, Chorus)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Honey, we sure goin' strutt our stuff today!...Bess, you is my woman now (Jake, Porgy, Bess)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Oh, I can't sit down (Chorus, Maria, Bess, Porgy)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): It ain't necessarily so...Shame on all you sinners (Sporting Life, Chorus, Serena, Maria)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Oh, what you want wid Bess? (Bess, Crown)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): A red-headed woman make a choo-choo jump its track (Crown, Chorus, Clara, Bess)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): [Act III:] Listen: there's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York (Sporting Life, Bess)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Dem white folks sure ain' put nuttin' over on this baby (Porgy, Lily)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Here Mingo, what's de matter wid you all? (Porgy)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Maria, Maria, where's Bess? (Porgy, Maria, Serena)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Bess is gone (Lily, Porgy, Serena, Mingo, Maria, Chorus)
Porgy and Bess (highlights): Oh Lawd, I'm on my way (Porgy, Chorus)

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