Gershwin: An American in Paris / Rhapsody in Blue (with works by Bernstein)

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GEORGE GERSHWIN
Gershwin: An American in Paris / Rhapsody in Blue (with works by Bernstein)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (piano/conductor)

[ Sony Classical Masters / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 20 May 2011

"Mr. Bernstein is not only brilliant where brilliance is called for but he is supremely affectionate in the improvisatory passages and gives the impression of thoroughly enjoying himself, one that is by no means common."
(Gramophone on Rhapsody in Blue)

"By any standards it is magnificent. Some works are fortunate in their recorded performances and others less so. Rhapsody in Blue is one of the lucky ones. There are several fine versions available, but this goes straight into the very top class. For me it goes right to the top, for Mr. Bernstein is not only brilliant where brilliance is called for but he is supremely affectionate in the improvisatory passages and gives the impression of thoroughly enjoying himself, one that is by no means common."
(Gramophone on Rhapsody in Blue)

Tracks:

Bernstein:
Candide - Overture
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

Gershwin:
Rhapsody in Blue
(with Columbia Symphony Orchestra)
An American in Paris