Gershwin: Porgy And Bess / Rattle, White, Haymon

Release Date: 8/6/2009
Catalog Number: WAR56220
Composer: George Gershwin
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Number of Discs: 3

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This release is thrilling, beautiful, and moving. The craftsmanship of Rattle's execution and the sublime inspiration of his intentions make this a landmark in recorded opera...The playing...is note-perfect yet spontaneous. [CDRev, 11/89:62]
cd rev: disc of the month 11/89
Works on This Recording
1. Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin
Performer: Ted Maynard (Spoken Vocals), Alan Tilvern (Spoken Vocals), William Johnson (Baritone), Gregg Baker (Baritone), Cynthia Clarey (Soprano), Ron Travis (Spoken Vocals), Harolyn Blackwell (Soprano), Jimi Ray Malary (Baritone), Michael Forest (Tenor), Mervin Wallace (Tenor), Colenton Freeman (Tenor), Damon Evans (Tenor), Autris Paige (Tenor), Cynthia Haymon (Soprano), Billy J. Mitchell (Spoken Vocals), Bruce Hubbard (Baritone), Blair Wilson (Tenor), Raemond Martin (Tenor), Curtis [Bass voice] Watson (Bass), Johnny Worthy (Tenor), Willard White (Bass), Richie Pitts (Bass), Barrington Coleman (Tenor), Wayne Marshall (Piano), Hyacinth Nicholls (Mezzo Soprano), Paula Ingram (Mezzo Soprano), Anne Fridal (Mezzo Soprano), Maureen Brathwaite (Mezzo Soprano), Camellia Johnson (Mezzo Soprano), Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano), Linda Thompson (Alto)
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; USA
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