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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto, Variations on "I Got Rhythm" & Preludes


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Most widely known for his highly acclaimed recordings of British compositions, Mark Bebbington now takes on an all-American album, alongside Leon Botstein and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This two-disc set offers a fresh interpretation of some of George Gershwin’s evergreens, as well as a bonus disc which includes the first integral recording of Gershwin’s Eight Preludes for Piano Solo. Mark Bebbington’s music has gained him seven five-star reviews in a row from BBC Music Magazine. He brings interpretive splendor to this recording alongside Maestro Botstein, who is currently in his 23rd year as Music Director of the American Symphony Orchestra.
Facts
Item number SOMMCD 260-2
Barcode 748871326026
Release date 7/29/2016
Category Orchestral
Label SOMM RECORDINGS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 2
Performers
Classical Artist Bebbington, Mark
Conductor Botstein, Leon
Orchestra Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Disc: 1
Piano Concerto in F Major00:29:00
1 Piano Concerto in F Major: I. Allegro 00:14:47 Botstein, Leon Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Bebbington, Mark
2 Piano Concerto in F Major: II. Adagio - Andante co 00:15:21 Botstein, Leon Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Bebbington, Mark
3 Piano Concerto in F Major: III. Allegro agitato 00:07:21 Botstein, Leon Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Bebbington, Mark
Rhapsody in Blue00:16:19
4 Rhapsody in Blue 00:19:25 Botstein, Leon Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Bebbington, Mark
I Got Rhythm Variations00:08:00
5 Variations on "I Got Rhythm" 00:10:34 Botstein, Leon Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Bebbington, Mark
Disc: 2
Novelette in Fourths00:02:10
1 Novelette in Fourths 00:02:50 Bebbington, Mark
Rubato00:00:53
2 Prelude (Rubato) 00:01:15 Bebbington, Mark
Prelude (fragment)00:00:29
3 Prelude (Fragment) 00:00:26 Bebbington, Mark
Melody No. 17, "Sleepless Night"00:02:00
4 Prelude "Sleepless Night" (Melody No. 17) 00:02:58 Bebbington, Mark
3 Preludes00:06:00
5 3 Preludes: No. 1, Allegro ben ritmato e deciso 00:01:42 Bebbington, Mark
6 3 Preludes: No. 2, Andante con moto "Blue Lullaby" 00:03:57 Bebbington, Mark
7 3 Preludes: No. 3, Agitato "Spanish" 00:01:23 Bebbington, Mark
Sleepless Night (Arr. K. Swift for Piano)00:01:58
8 Prelude "Sleepless Night" (Melody No. 17) [Reconst 00:02:56 Bebbington, Mark
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