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GERSHWIN, G.: Rhapsody in Blue / Strike Up the Band: Overture / Promenade / Catfish Row (Weiss, Fullam, Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta)

Composer(s):Gershwin, George
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.559750
Label Naxos
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George Gershwin fired up the New York music scene with his mélange of alluring tunes and refinement of the jazz vibe. His Strike up the Band Overture opened a flashy broadway hit and, inspired by a train ride, the composer heard his masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue as a “musical kaleidoscope of America”. Promenade was reconstructed from a 1937 film score, and Catfish Row was Gershwin’s concert suite from the opera Porgy and Bess. Acclaimed as a “bold, gutsy performance with plenty of pizzazz” and with “impressive brilliance and depth”, JoAnn Falletta’s previous Gershwin volume can be found on 8.559705 or Blu-ray .

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Review By swy,donaukurier.de,October 2013

George Gershwins „Rhapsody In Blue“ ist wohl nichts weniger als das frühe 20. Jahrhundert im Klangzusammengefasst. Auch fast ein Jahrhundert nach seiner Entstehung hat das Stück nichts von seiner Faszination verloren. Nun liegt est in einer neuen Einspielung des Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in preiswerter Form vor. Wobei der Preis nichts über die Qualität aussagt. Denn so eindringlich und energisch geformt wie Rhapsody in Blue hier unter der Dirigentin JoAnn Falletta interpretiert wird, hat man das Werk selten gehört. © 2013 donaukurier.de



Review By Infodad.com,July 2013

…Falletta is a strong advocate of American music and is particularly adept at conducting it, and this Gershwin disc is another in her continuing skillful explorations of works by American composers. Falletta leads this suite and all the music here with a sure hand and genuine enthusiasm, the quality of her musicianship and the playing of the orchestra continuing at the same very high level displayed in their many other American-music recordings that deserve to be called noteworthy. © 2013 Infodad.com Read complete review



Review By Jeff Simon,The Buffalo News,June 2013

The second volume of Falletta and the BPO’s series of Gershwin records finds young pianist Orion Weiss doing a bang-up job on what is probably the greatest Philharmonic Orchestra pops concert piece ever written in America…It’s an idiomatic recording of arrangements of music so much in the American bloodstream that it makes you laugh when your pulse rides along with it. The BPO’s soloists in the gorgeous solo parts are splendid. © 2013 The Buffalo News Read complete review








 

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