American Music

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099921501425
  • Catalog Number: 15014
  • Sales rank: 263,670

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Harmonielehre, for orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & John Adams (40:29)
  2. 2 The Chairman Dances, foxtrot for orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & John Adams (12:47)
  3. 3 Tromba Lontana, fanfare for orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & John Adams (4:07)
  4. 4 Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & John Adams (4:26)
  5. 5 A Symphony: New England Holidays (Holidays Symphony), for orchestra, S. 5 (K. 1A4): Decoration Day. Conclusion - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Charles Ives (4:23)
  6. 6 Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé): Opening - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & George Gershwin (4:44)
  7. 7 A Celebration of some 100 x 150 notes, for orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Elliott Carter (3:37)
  8. 8 Symphonic Dances (9) from "West Side Story", for orchestra (orchestrated with Ramin & Kostal): Mambo - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein (3:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1–20 Wonderful Town, musical in 2 acts - Lynton Atkinson & Leonard Bernstein (66:45)
  2. 2 Prelude, Fugue & Riffs, for clarinet & jazz ensemble - Leonard Bernstein & London Sinfonietta (7:46)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Take the A Train - Billy Strayhorn & Richard Sampson (9:09)
  2. 2 You're the One, song - Duke Ellington & Richard Sampson (2:58)
  3. 3 Sophisticated Lady, musical: [Excerpt] - Duke Ellington & Richard Sampson (5:14)
  4. 4 Harlem - Duke Ellington & Richard Sampson (14:12)
  5. 5 Isfahan, song - Duke Ellington & Richard Sampson (4:51)
  6. 6 Ad Lib on Nippon, song - Duke Ellington & Richard Sampson (8:56)
  7. 7 That Doo-wah Thing (after Ellington & Mills: It Don't Mean a Thing) - Richard Sampson & Luther Henderson (9:07)
  8. 8 Something to Live For, song - Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn & Richard Sampson (4:35)
  9. 9 Come Sunday - Duke Ellington & Richard Sampson (5:32)
  10. 10 Solitude - Duke Ellington & Richard Sampson (4:41)
  11. 11 Maybe Someday, song - Duke Ellington & Richard Sampson (2:46)
  12. 12 Things Ain't What They Used To Be - Mercer Ellington & Richard Sampson (7:16)
Disc 4
  1. 1–53 Porgy and Bess, opera - George Gershwin & Gregg Baker (189:09)
Disc 5
Disc 6
Disc 7
  1. 1 Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé) - George Gershwin & Peter Donohoe (16:11)
  2. 2–19 Gershwin Song-Book, song transcriptions (18) for piano - George Gershwin & Peter Donohoe (19:10)
  3. 20–22 Concerto in F, for piano & orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & George Gershwin (31:58)
  4. 21 After You've Gone, song - Henry Creamer & London Sinfonietta (3:23)
  5. 22 Nobody's Sweetheart - Ernie Erdman / Billy Meyers / Elmer Schoebel & London Sinfonietta (2:33)
  6. 23 Sweet Sue (Just You) - Victor Young & London Sinfonietta (4:44)
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Album Credits

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Simon Rattle Primary Artist
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