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Yehui Menuhin (violin) & Stéphane Grappelli (violin)

[ Warner Classics / EMI Icon / 4 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Monday 5 October 2009

This 4 CD set containing all the recordings that the two legendary violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Stéphane Grappelli made for EMI is a further release in the Warner Classics ICON series.

The 4 CDs contain 86 songs, many by the great American songwriters George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, as well as jazz standards like 'Sweet Georgia Brown', 'Lullaby of Birdland' and 'Crazy Rhythm'. There are also 13 items composed by Grappelli himself, several of which were written specially for Menuhin.

The song 'I didn't know what time it was' by Richard Rodgers on CD 2, recorded in Holland in October 1977, is being released here for the first time.

Arrangements are mostly by Max Harris, but those from the LP called Top Hat are by Nelson Riddle.

Tracks:

CD1
Jacob Gade 1879-1963
1 Jealousy
Richard Rodgers 1902-1979
2 The Blue Room (The Girl Friend)
George Gershwin 1898-1937
3 A Fine Romance (Swing Time)
4 Love is here to stay (Goldwyn Follies)
Stéphane Grappelli 1908-1997
5 Billy
Jerome Kern 1885-1945
6 Pick yourself up (Swing Time)
Cole Porter 1891-1964
7 Night and Day (Gay Divorce)
Stéphane Grappelli
8 Aurore (Yehudi Menuhin violin)
Jimmy McHugh 1894-1969
9 I can't believe that you're in love with me
Jack Strachey 1894-1972
10 These foolish things (Spread It Abroad)
George Gershwin
11 Oh, lady, be good! (Lady, Be Good!)
Irving Berlin 1888-1989
12 Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat)
Richard Rodgers
13 The Lady is a Tramp (Babes in Arms)
Stéphane Grappelli
14 Errol
15 Jermyn Street
Cole Porter
16 Just one of those things (Jubilee)
George Gershwin
17 Fascinating Rhythm (Lady, Be Good!)
18 Liza (Show Girl)
19 I got rhythm (Girl Crazy)
Stéphane Grappelli
20 Johnny aime
Cole Porter
21 I get a kick out of you (Anything Goes)
George Gershwin
22 Soon (Strike up the Band)
23 'S Wonderful (Funny Face)

CD2
George Gershwin
1 Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
Stéphane Grappelli
2 Menuet pour Menuhin
George Gershwin
3 Nice work if you can get it (A Damsel in Distress)
4 Embraceable you (Girl Crazy)
Cole Porter
5 Looking at you (Wake Up and Dream)
Jerome Kern
6 Why do I love you? (Show Boat)
7 All the things you are (Very Warm for May)
Joseph Meyer 1894-1988 / Roger Wolfe Kahn 1907-1962
8 Crazy Rhythm (Here's Howe)
Philip Braham 1882-1934
9 Limehouse Blues (André Charlot's London Revue, 1924)
Harold Arlen 1905-1986
10 Between the devil and the deep blue sea
Vincent Youmans 1898-1946
11 Tea for Two (No, No, Nanette)
Jerome Kern
12 Yesterdays (Roberta)
Richard Rodgers
13 My Funny Valentine (Babes in Arms)
14 I didn't know what time it was (Too Many Girls)
George Gershwin
15 A Foggy Day (in London town) (A Damsel in Distress)
Stéphane Grappelli
16 Highgate Village
17 Adelaide Eve
Max Harris 1918-2004
18 Viva Vivaldi
19 Air on a shoestring
George Gershwin
20 The Man I Love (Strike Up the Band)
Richard Rodgers
21 Thou swell (A Connecticut Yankee)
Stéphane Grappelli
22 Coucou

CD3
Manning Sherwin 1902-1974
1 A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square (New Faces)
George Shearing born 1919
2 Lullaby of Birdland
Harry Woods 1896-1970
3 When the red, red, robin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along
Hoagy Carmichael 1899-1981
4 Skylark
Ray Henderson 1896-1970
5 Bye, bye blackbird
Ted Grouya 1910-2000
6 Flamingo (Big Top)
Harry Akst 1894-1963
7 Dinah (Kid Boots)
Earl Hines 1903-1983
8 Rosetta
Victor Young 1900-1956
9 Sweet Sue
Frank Loesser 1910-1969
10 Once in love with Amy (Where's Charlie?)
David Raksin 1912-2004
11 Laura
Maceo Pinkard / Ben Bernie / Kenneth Casey
12 Sweet Georgia Brown
Stéphane Grappelli
13 La Route du Roi
Irving Berlin
14 Isn't this a lovely day (to be caught in the rain)? (Top Hat)
George Gershwin
15 He loves and she loves (Funny Face)
16 Funny Face (Funny Face)
17 They can't take that away from me (Shall We Dance?)
18 They all laughed (Shall We Dance?)
Irving Berlin
19 Puttin' on the Ritz (Puttin' On the Ritz)
20 Change Partners (Carefree)
21 Top hat, white tie and tails (Top Hat)

CD4
Irving Berlin
1 The Piccolino (Top Hat)
Jerome Kern
2 The way you look tonight (Swing Time)
Con Conrad 1891-1938
3 The Continental (The Gay Divorcee)
Vincent Youmans
4 The Carioca (Flying Down to Rio)
Stéphane Grappelli
5 Alison
6 Amanda
Max Harris
7 Winter Set
Ray Henderson
8 Button up your overcoat (Follow Through)
Frank Loesser
9 Spring will be a little late this year (Christmas Holiday)
Vernon Duke 1903-1969
10 April in Paris (Walk a Little Faster)
11 Autumn in New York
Jimmy McHugh 1894-1969
12 On the sunny side of the street (The International Revue)
Jule Styne 1905-1994
13 The things we did last summer
Joseph Kosma 1905-1969
14 Autumn Leaves
Stéphane Grappelli
15 Giboulées de mars
16 Automne
Irving Berlin
17 I've got my love to keep me warm (On the Avenue)
18 Heat Wave (As Thousands Cheer)
Gene De Paul 1919-1988
19 I'll remember April (Ride 'Em Cowboy)
Harry Warren 1893-1981
20 September in the rain (Melody for Two)