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Gershwin: An American in Paris, Piano Concerto in F Major, 3 Preludes & Lullaby


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Somm Recordings closes the 120th anniversary year of George Gershwin’s birth with the re-issue of the historic 1998 Centennial Edition recording initiated by the composer’s sister, Frances Gershwin, together with first appearances of two orchestrations commissioned from José Serebrier. Originally released on Dinemec Classics, the Gershwin Centennial Edition features the composer’s nephew and Frances’ son, pianist Leopold Godowsky III, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by José Serebrier. The recording followed a concert in London organized by the composer’s formidable sister, Frances – 96 at the time – who invited Serebrier to conduct An American in Paris, the Concerto in F, and, in specially commissioned orchestrations by Serebrier, the Three Preludes and Lullaby. The programme shows Gershwin at his inimitable, era-defining best. Composed as an extended ballet sequence for the 1951 MGM musical starring Gene Kelly, An American in Paris is a buoyant, Technicolor-bright tribute to the French capital shot through with jazz-accented vitality. The Concerto in F is a bold, brassy, brilliantly orchestrated work with a grandstanding piano line bridging the worlds of classical music and jazz. Its animated opening movement is followed by a Blues-tinged Adagio and a finale boasting a helter-skelter orgy of rhythm and athletic pianism. Initially reluctant to orchestrate Lullaby, Serebrier says: “Now I am glad Leopold persuaded me. I have tried to keep the scoring as simple and pure as possible, so that the orchestral version of this poignantly lovely piece might take on a life of its own in a voice that is still recognizably Gershwin’s”. The never before re-issued is a brilliant reminder of one of the most remarkable talents of the 20th century in performances by one of his greatest interpreters.
Facts
Item number ARIADNE 5003
Barcode 748871500327
Release date 1/4/2019
Category Orchestral
Label SOMM RECORDINGS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Godowsky III, Leopold
Conductor Serebrier, José
Orchestra Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Disc: 1
An American in Paris00:17:00
1 An American in Paris 00:18:45 Serebrier, José Royal Scottish National Orchestra
3 Preludes (arr. J. Serebrier for orchestra)00:05:00
2 3 Preludes (Arr. J. Serebrier for Orchestra): No. 00:01:38 Serebrier, José Royal Scottish National Orchestra
3 3 Preludes (Arr. J. Serebrier for Orchestra): No. 00:03:37 Serebrier, José Royal Scottish National Orchestra
4 3 Preludes (Arr. J. Serebrier for Orchestra): No. 00:01:20 Serebrier, José Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Piano Concerto in F Major00:29:00
5 Piano Concerto in F Major: I. Allegro moderato 00:14:15 Serebrier, José Royal Scottish National Orchestra Godowsky III, Leopold
6 Piano Concerto in F Major: II. Adagio - Andante co 00:12:42 Serebrier, José Royal Scottish National Orchestra Godowsky III, Leopold
7 Piano Concerto in F Major: III. Allegro agitato 00:07:11 Serebrier, José Royal Scottish National Orchestra Godowsky III, Leopold
Lullaby (arr. J. Serebrier for orchestra)00:08:00
8 Lullaby (Arr. J. Serebrier for Orchestra) 00:07:47 Serebrier, José Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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