24 October 2012

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue & Piano Concerto

EAC | FLAC + CUE | Covers | 361 Mb

Date CD: March 22, 2011 | Decca | 73:35

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With this recording of the Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F, Riccardo Chailly blends the classical elegance and sophistication of the Gewandhaus Orchestra with the jazz/blues sensibility of the mercurial Milan-born jazz legend Stefano Bollani.

The Rhapsody was fittingly performed in the jazz-band version (orchestrated by Paul Whiteman), while the Concerto was in Gershwin's original symphonic orchestration.

Completing the well-filled album (over 73 minutes) are the symphonic suite Catfish Row - derived from Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess - and Gershwin's earliest significant work, the Broadway-inspired rag Rialto Ripples. 


Rhapsody in Blue
Porgy and Bess Suite (Catfish Row)
Concerto in F
Rialto Ripples (Rag)*

The last 1'30" of the Rag is really exhilarating!

I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...


gpdlt2010 said...

A great version!

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Bacbuc said...

Many thanks for this euphoric music! Gewandhaus of Leipzig in Gershwin, what a - good - surprise!