Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Rhapsody in Blue
9:12
2 An American in Paris
16:10
3 Porgy and Bess: Act I. Lullaby (Summertime)
2:34
4 Porgy and Bess: Act I. Summertime and Crap Game - A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
3:23
5 Porgy and Bess: Act I. My Man’s Gone Now
4:14
6 Porgy and Bess: Act II. I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’
3:09
7 Porgy and Bess: Act II. The Buzzard Song
3:52
8 Porgy and Bess: Act II. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
5:02
9 Porgy and Bess: Act II. It Ain’t Necessarily So
3:03
10 Porgy and Bess: Act III. Oh, Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess?
3:09
11 Strike Up the Band
2:21
12 Rhapsody in Blue
8:45
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 An American in Paris
17:46
2 Rhapsody in Blue
16:10
3 Prelude No. 1 in B-flat major
1:21
4 Prelude No. 2 in C-sharp minor
4:10
5 Prelude No. 3 in E-flat major
0:57
6 Solo From “Porgy and Bess”
3:32
7 Suite From “Porgy and Bess”
29:08

Credits

CD 1

clarinet:
Ross Gorman (1924-06-10) (track 1)
celesta:
George Gershwin (composer) (1929-02-04) (track 2)
piano:
George Gershwin (composer) (1924-06-10) (track 1)
George Gershwin (composer) (1927-04-21) (track 12)
baritone vocals:
Lawrence Tibbett (1935-10-14) (tracks 4, 6–8)
Lawrence Tibbett (1935-10-23) (tracks 9–10)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 3–4, 4, 10–11)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (tracks 1, 12)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 2)
George Gershwin (composer) (1934 – 1935) (tracks 5–9)
conductor:
Paul Whiteman (1924-06-10) (track 1)
Nathaniel Shilkret (1927-04-21) (track 12)
Nathaniel Shilkret (1929-02-04) (track 2)
Arthur Fiedler (1935-07-03) (track 11)
Alexander Smallens (1935-10-14) (tracks 3–4, 6–8)
Alexander Smallens (1935-10-23) (tracks 9–10)
Alexander Smallens (1935-10-30) (track 5)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (tracks 3–4, 4–10)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 3–4, 4–10)
orchestra:
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (1924-06-10) (track 1)
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (1927-04-21) (track 12)
Victor Symphony Orchestra (1929-02-04) (track 2)
Boston Pops Orchestra (1935-07-03) (track 11)
orchestrator:
Ferde Grofé (1924) (tracks 1, 12)
soprano vocals:
Helen Jepson (1935-10-14) (tracks 3–4, 8)
Helen Jepson (1935-10-30) (track 5)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 3)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 2–3)
Warner/Chappell (track 3)
Ira Gershwin Music (1935) (track 3)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1935) (track 3)
premiered at:
Aeolian Hall in New York, New York, United States (1924-02-12) (tracks 1, 12)
Carnegie Hall in New York, New York, United States (1928-12-13) (track 2)
arrangements:
An American in Paris (for two pianos) (track 2)
An American in Paris (transcription for solo piano by William Daly) (track 2)
An American in Paris (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
It Ain't Necessarily So (for piano and violin, arr. Heifetz) (track 9)
Porgy and Bess: A Woman Is a Sometime Thing (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 4)
Porgy and Bess: Bess, You Is My Woman Now (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 8)
Porgy and Bess: My Man's Gone Now (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 5)
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
has revision:
An American in Paris (revised by F. Campbell-Watson) (track 2)
Rhapsody in Blue (Rick Wakeman version) (tracks 1, 12)
Rhapsody in Blue (standard 1942 orchestration) (tracks 1, 12)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Doin’ Time (track 3)
It Ain’t Necessarily So (jazz standard originally from Porgy and Bess; catch-all for unspecified pop and jazz arrangements) (track 9)
Summertime (Rick Wakeman arrangement) (track 3)
The Bones of You (track 3)
later translated parody versions:
Tschibuti (track 3)
later translated versions:
C'est l'été (track 3)
Sommartid (track 3)
Summa is (track 3)
orchestration of:
Strike Up the Band (1927 Gershwin song) (track 11)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 2)
Porgy and Bess: Act I (tracks 4, 4–5)
Porgy and Bess: Act II (tracks 6–9)
recording of:
Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version, less often performed) (1924-06-10) (track 1)
Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version, less often performed) (1927-04-21) (track 12)
An American in Paris (1929-02-04) (track 2)
Strike Up the Band! (unknown orchestration of the song) (1935-07-03) (track 11)
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (1935-10-14) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on America (track 2)
Porgy and Bess Suite (tracks 3, 10)

CD 2

piano:
Morton Gould (tracks 3–6)
Morton Gould (1955-02-09) (track 2)
arranger:
Morton Gould (track 7)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 2)
George Gershwin (composer) (1926) (tracks 3–5)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 1)
conductor:
Morton Gould (track 7)
Leonard Bernstein (American composer and conductor) (1949-10-21) (track 1)
Morton Gould (1955-02-09) (track 2)
orchestra:
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (1949-10-21) (track 1)
Morton Gould Orchestra (1955-02-09) (track 2)
Morton Gould Orchestra (1955-04-06) (track 7)
orchestrator:
Ferde Grofé (1942) (track 2)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 1–2)
Ferde Grofé Music Publishing (New York) (track 2)
Warner Bros. Music (track 2)
premiered at:
Carnegie Hall in New York, New York, United States (1928-12-13) (track 1)
arrangements:
An American in Paris (for two pianos) (track 1)
An American in Paris (transcription for solo piano by William Daly) (track 1)
An American in Paris (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Prelude no. 1 (for violin and orchestra, arr. Lenehan & Kennedy) (track 3)
Preludes for Piano: No. 1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (catch-all for unknown arrangement) (track 3)
Preludes for Piano: No. 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato (catch-all for unknown arrangement) (track 4)
Preludes for Piano: No. 3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (catch-all for unknown arrangement) (track 5)
Preludes: No. 1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (for guitar, Barbosa-Lima) (track 3)
Preludes: No. 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato (for guitar, Barbosa-Lima) (track 4)
Preludes: No. 3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (for two guitars, Barbosa-Lima) (track 5)
Rhapsody in Blue (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Rhapsody in Blue (Glenn Miller arrangement) (track 2)
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Carlos Barbosa-Lima) (track 2)
Rhapsody in Blue (transcription for solo piano by Gershwin) (track 2)
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Dokshitser for trumpet and orchestra) (track 2)
Three Preludes: No. 1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (for clarinet and piano, arr. by James Cohn) (track 3)
Three Preludes: No. 1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (for violin and piano, Heifetz) (track 3)
Three Preludes: No. 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato (for violin and piano, Heifetz) (track 4)
Three Preludes: No. 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato (for clarinet and piano, arr. by James Cohn) (track 4)
Three Preludes: No. 3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (for violin and piano, Heifetz) (track 5)
Three Preludes: No. 3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (for clarinet and piano, arr. by James Cohn) (track 5)
has revision:
An American in Paris (revised by F. Campbell-Watson) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Blue (track 2)
What Happened (Sublime) (track 2)
orchestrations:
Prelude no. 2 (for violin and orchestra, arr. Lenehan & Kennedy) (track 4)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 1)
Three Preludes (tracks 3–5)
recording of:
Three Preludes: No. 1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (original version for piano) (track 3)
Three Preludes: No. 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato (original version for piano) (track 4)
Three Preludes: No. 3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (original version for piano) (track 5)
An American in Paris (1949-10-21) (track 1)
Rhapsody in Blue (standard 1942 orchestration) (1955-02-09) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on America (tracks 1–2)
revision of:
Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version, less often performed) (track 2)

Release

ASIN: US: B00000D9VR [info]