A Rhapsody In Blue - The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant

 
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A Rhapsody In Blue - The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant
Oscar Levant (piano), with Isaac Stern (violin) / New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Morton Gould & Orchestra, Columbia Concert Orchestra

[ Sony Classics / 8 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 17 October 2018

Special eight CD edition celebrating the musical genius of multi-talented Hollywood star Oscar Levant (An American in Paris). His complete recordings meticulously restored from the original analogue masters using 24 bit / 192 kHz technology. More than 90 works appearing on CD for the first time as well as two recordings previously unreleased. Richly illustrated 124-page book with photos and facsimiles, Alex Steinweiss cover gallery, session discography and release listing. New essay by "the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook" Michael Feinstein.

Tracks:

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin: Second Rhapsody
Gershwin: Variations on I Got Rhythm
Gershwin: Preludes (3)
Debussy: Préludes - Book 1: No. 5, Les collines d'Anacapri
Debussy: Estampe No. 3 - Jardins sous la pluie
Zhelobinsky: Short Études (6), Op. 19
Shostakovich: Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 2 in A minor
Shostakovich: Polka from The Golden Age, Op. 22
Ravel: Sonatine: Mouvement de Menuet
Levant: Sonatina: I Con Ritmo
Falla: Ritual Fire Dance (from El amor brujo)
Lecuona: Suite Andalucía: Malagueña
Poulenc: Pastourelle (L'Eventail de Jeanne No. 8)
Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk (from Children's Corner)
Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin (Leconte de Lisle)
Debussy: Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
Poulenc: Mouvement perpétuel No. 1 in C major
Falla: El sombrero de tres picos: Danza del molinero (farruca)
Albéniz: Tango (No. 2 from Espana, Op. 165)
Bach, J S: Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 'Moonlight'
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49 No. 2: Menuetto
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique': Adagio cantabile
Wagner: Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)
Brahms: Waltz, Op. 39 No. 15 in A flat major
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei
Brahms: Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2
Rachmaninov: Prelude Op. 23 No. 3 in D minor
Rachmaninov: Prelude Op. 23 No. 6 in E flat major
Rachmaninov: Prelude Op. 32 No. 5 in G major
Khachaturian: Sabre Dance from Gayane
Khachaturian: Gayane: Lullaby
Copland: Billy the Kid - Suite
Levant: Blue Plate Special
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major 'Black Key'
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor 'Revolutionary'
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'
Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2
Chopin: Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2
Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Chopin: Polonaise No. 3 in A major, Op. 40 No. 1 'Military'
Chopin: Waltz No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70 No. 1
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 4 in C sharp minor
Chopin: Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
Debussy: Images, 1ere série, L. 110: I. Reflets dans l'eau
Debussy: Estampe No. 2 - La soirée dans Grenade
Debussy: Préludes - Book 2: No. 6, General Lavine - eccentric
Debussy: Préludes - Book 1:
XII. Minstrels. Modéré
X. La cathédrale engloutie. Profondément calme
Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in D flat major
Rubinstein, A: Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 70

and much much more

Michael Feinstein talks about Oscar Levant