This collection of popular Gershwin pieces includes his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue, which the composer saw as a 'kaleidoscope of America' but, perhaps owing to its prominent placement in a Woody Allen film, is now forever associated with Manhattan. JoAnn Falletta and her Buffalo forces received great notices for their previous issue of Gershwin, also featuring young pianist Orion Weiss in the role of Gershwin himself.
GERSHWIN, G.: Rhapsody in Blue / Strike Up the Band: Overture / Promenade / Catfish Row
(Weiss, Fullam, Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta)
GERSHWIN, G.: Piano Concerto / Second Rhapsody / I Got Rhythm Variations
(Weiss, Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta)