Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F; An American in Paris - Garrick Ohlsson (piano); Jerome Simas (clarinet); Michael Tilson Thomas (piano); New World Symphony; San Francisco Symphony;...
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  1. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
  2. An American in Paris, tone poem for orchestra
  3. Concerto in F, for piano & orchestra
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Most familiar in the lush arrangement for piano and full orchestra by Ferde Grofé, George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is often exaggerated by flamboyant pianists and conductors to resemble a full-blown Romantic piano concerto. However, this performance by Garrick Ohlsson and Michael Tilson Thomas follows Grofé's 1924 version for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, a leaner and much less pretentious score. With the rowdy interpretation it receives here, replete with distinctive jazz timbres, Rhapsody sounds remarkably fresh and ...

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F; An American in Paris 2004, RCA Red Seal

UPC: 828766086225

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