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 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
An American in Paris (transcription for solo piano by William Daly) (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 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
An American in Paris (transcription for solo piano by William Daly) (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 (arr. Carlos Barbosa-Lima) (track 2)
Rhapsody in Blue (Glenn Miller arrangement) (track 2)
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Dokshitser for trumpet and orchestra) (track 2)
Rhapsody in Blue (transcription for solo piano by Gershwin) (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]