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Gershwin Plays Gershwin


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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B000053HK5
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,121 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Swance
2. Sweet and Low Down
3. That Certain Feeling
4. Looking for a Boy
5. When Do We Dance?
6. Do-Do-Do
7. Someone to Watch Over Me
8. Clap Yo' Hands
9. Maybe
10. My One and Only
11. 'S Wonderful - Funny Face
12. Rhapsody in Blue
13. Prelude No. 1
14. Prelude No. 2
15. Prelude No. 3
16. Andante from Rhapsody In Blue
17. Second Rhapsody

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Review

'the performance of the sweeping romantic tune is definitive, a perfectly paced emotional arc that culminates in a genuinely moving climax, free from sentiment.' --BBC Music Magazine, October 2013

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By D. I. S. Crowther on 17 Aug 2007
Format: Audio CD
Disc worthwhile if only for Gershwin's amazing recording of his Second Rhapsody, paid for by himself as a try-out before the first performance.
This is the only recording with orchestra that Gershwin made of any of his piano and orchestra works, complete and without any cuts.
A triumph!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By HJK VINE VOICE on 9 Nov 2009
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Just started on a music appreciation course and the first person this year is Gershwin. Learnt about his life and this CD is great as it it him playing his own compositions including his first version of Rhapsody in Blue.
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Most enjoyable hearing the composer play. It gets a bit "samey" as the tunes progresses. Best played a little at a time.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Andrew Lavelle on 17 Sep 2014
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Having purchased this, it's not one of my favourites.
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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
The Best Recordings of George Gershwin's Piano Improvisations 8 Aug 2006
By David A. Iacone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This low priced CD is the greatest presentation of George Gershwin's incredible improvisational skill, reworking his popular hits of the day into complex arrangements that can hold the interest of the 'most discriminating music lover.' These disc recordings are much more lifelike than the well known piano-roll CDs. On this Cd Gershwin's filled-in tenth cords in his left hand along with his consecutive four-note chord spreads to the octave with his right, cross rhythms, and virtuoso embellishments give the piano arrangements a full sound. The recording of 'Swanee' is a small 1919 group recording of the Van Eps Quartet with a young George Gershwin at the piano and Nathan Glantz on the saxaphone. The Van Eps Quartet plays in a yiddish sounding style which accents Swanee's rooting in yiddish music. The next recordings are of George Gershwin at the piano recorded in 1926 and 1928. This CD also includes the 1924 Paul Whiteman orchestra recording of 'Rhapsody in Blue' with the composer at the piano. The arrangement was shortened to about 9 minutes in order to fit onto the two sides of a 78rmp record, but I think this is the best recording of 'Rhapsody in Blue' ever recorded, because this was recorded when 'Rhapsody in Blue' was New, Exciting, and Full of Life. This recording lets the humor that was originally intended by Gershwin shine through. His own recording of his three preludes is the best rendition of the popular preludes. Gershwin stands as the best performer of his own works, and this CD is the best example of his own playing. The improvisations of his show tunes on this CD are much more fleshed out than his brief radio recordings available elsewhere, although I recommend trying to find all of his recordings. Gershwin's solo piano arrangement of the Andante section of Rhapsody in Blue is another opportunity to hear George play his own material. The last recording on the disc is a 1931 rehersal of 'Second Rhapsody' which George Gershwin had recorded onto disc by NBC for him to listen to. Once again, George Gershwin is the best interpreter of his own works, and this CD is the best document of Gershwin playing Gershwin.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
DON'T BUY THE MP3 15 Nov 2009
By Mark Kessler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I bought the mp3 version, wanting instant gratification just like any patriotic American. But beware - the mp3 is NOT this album! It is a few selections from the piano rolls - and you can get pretty much all the piano roll recordings cheaper just by buying the CDs. If you want original recordings of Gershwin playing his own works, not a machine playing them, you have to buy this CD. Please - be careful. Amazon is not above false and misleading advertising.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Five Stars 28 July 2014
By charlotte steinbach - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great
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