Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts Gershwin

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Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts Gershwin

Label:

Sony

Catalogue No:

88875170082

Discs:

7

Release date:

15th April 2016

Barcode:

0888751700826

Length:

7 hours 15 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts Gershwin


includes:

Gershwin:

An American in Paris, tone poem

Piano Concerto in F major

Rhapsody in Blue


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“As Ira Gershwin might have said, Michael Tilson Thomas and George Gershwin go together like bread and cheese … Tilson Thomas spearheaded the authentic revival of Gershwin’s theatre scores.” Among the treasures in this definitive 7-CD MTT Gershwin collection are the Broadway overtures in “stunning performances that are almost perfectly recorded and fill a real gap in the catalogue. Both his recordings of Rhapsody in Blue are top recommendations, so in the mini-avalanche of Gershwin centenary recordings this set stands out.” Thus spake Gramophone, while ClassicsToday.com exclaimed: “Michael Tilson Thomas’s long association with the music of George Gershwin results in performances so idiomatic they could be categorized as (almost) definitive … Thomas not only reveals Gershwin’s compositional genius but also wonderfully captures the composer’s trademark playful swagger. This quality comes through strongest in Rhapsody in Blue, here in its original jazz band orchestration with Thomas impressively performing double-duty as pianist and conductor … In An American in Paris, Thomas’ lucid conducting exposes the manifold brilliance of Gershwin’s multi-layered orchestration. But most impressive is the Piano Concerto in F, where Garrick Ohlsson’s bluesy demeanor and virtuoso fingerwork, along with Thomas’ smooth tempos and deft phrasing, confirm the greatness of Gershwin’s work … RCA’s high-impact, natural sound makes for an enticing listening experience.

George Gershwin: An American in Paris

An American in Paris

George Gershwin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro agitato

George Gershwin: Catfish Row Suite with Scenes from Porgy and Bess

Catfish Row/Summertime

Porgy Sings

Fugue

Bess, You Is My Woman Now

Hurricane

My Man's Gone Now

There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon

Good Mornin' Sistuh!

George Gershwin: Second Rhapsody for Orchestra with Piano

Second Rhapsody for Orchestra with Piano

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin: An American in Paris

An American in Paris

George Gershwin: Overture to "Oh Kay!"

Overture to "Oh Kay!"

George Gershwin: Funny Face Overture

Funny Face Overture

George Gershwin: Overture to "Girl Crazy"

Overture to "Girl Crazy"

George Gershwin: Strike Up the Band Overture

Strike Up the Band Overture

George Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing Overture

Of Thee I Sing Overture

George Gershwin: Let 'Em Eat Cake Overture

Let 'Em Eat Cake Overture

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin: Preludes for Piano (1926)

Preludes for Piano (1926)

George Gershwin: Short Story

Short Story

George Gershwin: Violin Piece (Gershwin Melody No. 40)

Violin Piece (Gershwin Melody No. 40)

George Gershwin: Second Rhapsody for Orchestra with Piano

Second Rhapsody for Orchestra with Piano

George Gershwin: For Lily Pons (Gershwin Melody No. 79) (1933)

For Lily Pons (Gershwin Melody No. 79) (1933)

George Gershwin: Sleepless Night (Gershwin Melody No. 17) (1936)

Sleepless Night (Gershwin Melody No. 17) (1936)

George Gershwin: Promenade (Walking The Dog)

Promenade (Walking The Dog)

George Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing Overture

Wintergreen for President

Who Is the Lucky Girl to Be?

The Dimple on My Knee

Because, Because

Never Was There a Girl So Fair

Some Girls Can Bake a Pie

Love Is Sweeping the Country

Of Thee I Sing

Supreme Court Judges

A Kiss for Cinderella / Some Girls Can Bake a Pie (Reprise) / Of Thee I Sing (Reprise)

Hello, Good Morning

Who Cares?

The Illegitimate Daughter / Because, Because (Reprise)

Who Cares? (Reprise)

The Senator from Minnesota

The Senate

Jilted / I'm About to Be a Mother

Posterity Is Just Around the Corner

Trumpeter Blow Your Golden Horn

Finale Ultimo

Of Thee I Sing (Reprise)

George Gershwin: Let 'Em Eat Cake

Let 'Em Eat Cake Overture

Tweedledee for President

Union Square

Store Scene: Shirts by the Millions

Comes the Revolution

Mine

Climb Up the Social Ladder (The New Blue D.A.R.)

The Union League (Cloistered from the City Noise)

On and On and On

Introduction

I've Brushed My Teeth

The General's Gone to a Party

Mothers of the Nation

Let 'Em Eat Cake

Blue, Blue, Blue

Who's the Greatest?

The League of Nations

No Comprenez, No Capish, No Versteh? (Kruger, Wintergreen, Chorus)

When Nations Get Together

Why Speak of Money? / Who's the Greatest? (Reprise)

Up and at 'Em

The Trial of Throttlebottom: That's What He Did

I Know a Foul Ball

Throttle Throttlebottom

The Trial of Wintergreen: It Isn't What You Did

Mine (Reprise)

First Lady and First Gent

Hanging Throttlebottom in the Morning

Fashion Show

Finale Ultimo / Of Thee I Sing (Reprise)

George Gershwin: Medley: Porgy and Bess

Medley: Porgy and Bess

George Gershwin: Medley: But Not For Me - Love Is Here to Stay - Embraceable You - Someone to Watch Over Me

Medley: But Not For Me - Love Is Here to Stay - Embraceable You - Someone to Watch Over Me

George Gershwin: Sweet and Low-Down

Sweet and Low-Down

George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm

Fascinating Rhythm

George Gershwin: Do It Again

Do It Again

George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward: My Man's Gone Now

My Man's Gone Now

George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin: The Man I Love

The Man I Love

George Gershwin: Medley: Nice Work If You Can Get It - They Can't Take That Away From Me - 'S Wonderful - Swanee - Strike Up The Band

Medley: Nice Work If You Can Get It - They Can't Take That Away From Me - 'S Wonderful - Swanee - Strike Up The Band

George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin: Encore: I've Got a Crush On You - A Foggy Day

Encore: I've Got a Crush On You - A Foggy Day

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