My review refers primarily to Rhapsody In Blue, which was my sole reason for buying this CD. Now I am no expert in classical music, however I will try and give some info about it.
I have other recordings of this piece including an original 12 inch 78 rpm with Gershwin on the piano, this is an early electric recording. I also have an mp3 of the first recording of it, acoustic as opposed to the later more famous and more well known electrically recorded version I own.
Despite the poor acoustics of the first recording, musically it is by far the most exciting, why I cannot tell you, music is far too personal, so subjective, but what I wanted was a modern hifi stereo recording arranged just like the original acoustic recording.
This is as far as I know as close as it gets.
Using original player piano rolls with Gershwin playing, the engineers have recorded the piano with a modern orchestra/jazz band using the earliest score they could find.
So what does it sound like, technically top quality stereo sound, but musically, yes it's close to the original for sure.
Compared to all modern versions of the piece I have heard, it's fast and furious, the orchestra can hardly keep up with Gershwin on the piano. The style is 1920's American jazz, not so much classical as we have been accustomed to hearing.
I cannot praise this CD highly enough.