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Gershwin: Greatest Classical Hits - Rhapsody in Blue


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  • Composer: George Gershwin
  • Audio CD (16 July 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B000S08YIC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,033 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Gershwin: Rhapsody In BlueLos Angeles Philharmonic17:11£2.29  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Gershwin: An American in Paris - revised by F. Campbell-WatsonJames Levine17:30£2.29  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Gershwin: 3 Preludes for Piano Solo - 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato - w/o applauseLeonard Bernstein 4:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Gershwin: Cuban OvertureJames Levine 9:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Gershwin: "Porgy and Bess" Suite (Catfish Row) - Catfish RowJames Levine 6:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Gershwin: "Porgy and Bess" Suite (Catfish Row) - Porgy SingsJames Levine 4:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Gershwin: "Porgy and Bess" Suite (Catfish Row) - FugueJames Levine 1:40£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Gershwin: "Porgy and Bess" Suite (Catfish Row) - HurricaneJames Levine 3:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Gershwin: "Porgy and Bess" Suite (Catfish Row) - Good Morning, Brother (Sistuh)James Levine 7:19£0.79  Buy MP3 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bugposse on 13 Jun 2013
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This CD is a 'must have' for all fans of Gershwin. The sound quality is excellent and it comes at a good purchase price. Buy it!!
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Tailspinner on 6 April 2009
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Is there anything new under the sun? Considering how predictable and hackneyed much of today's music must seem to the jaded ear it's a question I have asked myself many times. Those of us who were around during the days of Beatlemania will know how exciting it is to hear new and original music. Concertgoers also felt the same sense of excitement in the 1920's when they heard Rhapsody in Blue for the very first time; its performance received a standing ovation from an audience jaded by many of the mediocre musical offerings of the day. The piece is an inspired example of how European orchestral harmonies were successfully combined with the blues scale to create something fresh and unique at the time. I first heard Rhapsody in Blue when a teenager. A friend loaned me a 12-inch vinyl recording and when I played it the hairs on my neck stood up. From the clarinet glissando at the beginning to the ascending trombone passages near the end Rhapsody in Blue is sheer bliss and evokes the Art Deco period perfectly. This particular CD also features other pieces by Gershwin, such as `An American in Paris' etc. and therefore is great value for money. But if the only piece you ever listen to on this CD is Rhapsody in Blue then your money will have been well spent.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jacktar on 17 April 2012
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The piece was just as I remembered it, it will allways remind me of Manhattan at night, with the skyscrapers all lit-up, I lived over there for 30 years, and it's one of the fonder memories I keep.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BrainBob on 8 April 2012
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Gershwin has always been one of my favourites, ever since listening to his 'Rhapsody in Blue' on the radio that one time. Therefore, I decided that it would be good to some of his greatest works on CD.

It does what it says on the tin: It presents the full-length version of 'Rhapsody in Blue' alongside other classics such as 'An American in Paris' and 'Porgy and Bess' in a well-compiled fashion. The wonderful thing is the variation in this CD - from the upbeat, fast-moving 'Cuban Overture' to the soft, calming 'Three Preludes No. 2', this CD presents a nice range of Gershwin's work.

It is, however, by no means a definitive collection of the composer's work. It simply gives a selection of his greatest works.

I would say that this is definitely worth the price - a measly five pounds when I got it - considering the quality of the compositions, the orchestration of the music and the quality of the sound, too. If you want Gershwin, get it here - but if you want the definitive collector's edition of pretty much everything he ever wrote, look elsewhere. He certainly didn't write just nine pieces,
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To my mind the definitive version of this classic Gershin music classic. A must for all serious music lovers and collectors
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By Linda B on 2 May 2014
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An amazing piece of music and beautifully performed.
Exhilarating and uplifting.
I bought this for myself as a treat and play it frequently.
An ideal present.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Doreen on 27 Nov 2011
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Bought this CD with the expectation that there would be just Rhapsody in Blue on it, but what a wonderful surprise there are many other memorable compositions. Really good value for money.
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By Sue on 15 Aug 2014
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Very pleased I love this music and it was a bargain price.
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