Fantasy in Blue: Purcell & Gershwin ()

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composed by George Gershwin, Henry Purcell, William Croft

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Fantasy in Blue: Purcell & Gershwin - Fuoco e Cenere; Rinat Shaham (mezzo-soprano)

Track Listing
  1. Summertime, song (from Porgy and Bess, opera)
  2. King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: "Cold Song"
  3. Hornpipe for harpsichord in B flat major (from "The Virtuous Wife"), ZT 683
  4. Porgy and Bess, opera: Bess, you is my woman
  5. Someone to Watch Over Me, song (from Oh, Kay!, musical)
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  1. Summertime, song (from Porgy and Bess, opera)
  2. King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: "Cold Song"
  3. Hornpipe for harpsichord in B flat major (from "The Virtuous Wife"), ZT 683
  4. Porgy and Bess, opera: Bess, you is my woman
  5. Someone to Watch Over Me, song (from Oh, Kay!, musical)
  6. Fantasias (15) for viols: Fantasy 5
  7. Preludes (3) for piano: Prelude I
  8. Work(s): Strike the Viol
  9. Work(s): Round-O
  10. Embraceable You, song (from Girl Crazy, musical)
  11. Work(s): How blest are shepherds
  12. But Not for Me, song (from Girl Crazy, musical)
  13. Ground for harpsichord in C Minor, D 221
  14. Oft she visits this lone mountain (from "Dido and Aeneas"), soprano aria, Z. 626/25a
  15. Sweet and Low-Down, song (from Tip-Toes, musical)
  16. A Foggy Day (in London Town), song (from A Damsel in Distress, film)
  17. Impromptu in Two Keys, for piano
  18. Chacony, for 4 strings in G minor, Z. 730
  19. Two Waltzes in C, for piano
  20. Porgy and Bess, opera: My man's gone now
  21. Preludes (3) for piano: Prelude II
  22. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Dido's Lament
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Did the world need to hear Gershwin played by a viol consort, with an occasional recorder tootling along? If so, then why not Purcell accompanied by a jazz piano? The idea of combining the two composers in one performance is an attractive one, and the mix of vocal and instrumental pieces by each composer here is intelligently grouped. Arranger and ...

Fantasy in Blue: Purcell & Gershwin 2003, ATMA Classique

UPC: 722056225328

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