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Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris, The Man I Love / Tilson Thomas, Kostelantz


Release Date: 06/27/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64349  
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  George GershwinHarold JonesSarah VaughanGeorge Gaffney,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Tilson ThomasMorton GouldAndre KostelanetzEugene Ormandy,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Jazz BandLos Angeles Philharmonic OrchestraBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/23/1976 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Ferde Grofé (for jazz band)
The solo piano part features a piano roll made in 1925 by George Gershwin.  
2. Lady, be Good: Fascinating rhythm by George Gershwin
Performer:  Harold Jones (Drums), Sarah Vaughan (Mezzo Soprano), George Gaffney (Piano),
Andy Simpkins (Bass)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1982 
Venue:  Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Los Angeles 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3. Funny Face: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1976 
Venue:  Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4. Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra no 2 "Rhapsody in Rivets" by George Gershwin
Performer:  Oscar Levant (Piano)
Conductor:  Morton Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Morton Gould Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
5. Of Thee I Sing: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1976 
Venue:  Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
6. Piece for Violin by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Tilson Thomas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Tilson Thomas.
This selection is a reconstruction from a fragment also known as "Melody no. 40."  
7. Shall We Dance: Promenade "Walking the dog" by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USA 
8. Sleepless Night "Melody no 17" by George Gershwin
Performer:  Michael Tilson Thomas (Piano)
9. Oh, Kay!: Someone to watch over me by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
10. Oh, Kay!: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1976 
Venue:  Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11. An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
12. Lady, be Good: The man I love by George Gershwin
Performer:  Harold Jones (Flute), George Gaffney (Piano), Sarah Vaughan (Voice),
Andy Simpkins (Bass), Michael Tilson Thomas (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
13. Girl Crazy: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1976 
Venue:  Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
14. La La Lucille: Nobody but you by George Gershwin
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; USA 
15. French Doll: Do it again by George Gershwin
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USA 
16. Lady, Be Good!: Oh, Lady be good by George Gershwin
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Written: 1924 
17. Show Girl: Liza "All the clouds'll roll away" by George Gershwin
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
18. Damsel in Distress: A foggy day by George Gershwin
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  William Goodchild
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
19. Preludes (3) for Piano by George Gershwin
Performer:  Oscar Levant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
20. Strike up the Band: Overture by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927/1929; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1976 
Venue:  Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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