This terrific 2 CD set, produced by Reader's Digest Music, features 16 tracks by American composer George Gershwin. The focus of this collection is Gershwin’s classical pieces - famous works like “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris” plus a selection of highlights from his folk opera, “Porgy and Bess.”
Tastefully produced, with piano accompanied by full orchestra, this set is useful for any student of American music and a perfect introduction to Gershwin.
Also includes a 16-page booklet with biographical information on Gershwin and his music.
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CONDITION: Gently Used. CDs are in very good shape and guaranteed to play. Jewel case and booklet also in very good shape. (See scans above).
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FAVORITES FROM THE CLASSICS
Reader’s Digest Music – 1993
ROMANTIC PIANO AND ORCHESTRA OF GERSHWIN
01 RHAPSODY IN BLUE (14:14)
02 THEME FROM PRELUDE NO. 2 (3:36)
03 FIRST MOVEMENT:ALLEGRO (13:06)
04 SECOND MOVEMENT:ADAGIO ANDANTE CON MOTO POCO ACCELERANDO (13:26)
05 THIRD MOVEMENT:ALLEGRO AGITATO (6:44)
06 VARIATIONS ON "I GOT RHYTHM" (7:56)
CD #2 - ORCHESTRAL GEMS OF GERSHWIN
01 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (18:29)
02 CUBAN OVERTURE (9:43)
- HIGHLIGHTS FROM PORGY AND BESS -
03 SUMMERTIME ((3:09)
04 A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING (1:57)
05 IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO (3:01)
06 I GOT PLENTY OF NUTTIN’ (2:45)
07 BESS, YOU IS MY WOMAN NOW (5:08)
08 MY MAN'S GONE NOW (3:53)
09 THERE'S A BOAT DAT'S LEAVIN’ SOON FOR NEW YORK (2:17)
10 OH LAWD, I'M ON MY WAY (1:38)
For more Gershwin, check out “The Gershwin Years” 4 CD collection from Reader’s Digest, also in our store.
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