Gershwin Without Words

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As the title suggests, Decca's Gershwin Without Words features instrumental performances of some of Gershwin's most popular songs. The album ranges from classical pop interpretations, like the Boston Pops Orchestra's "Selections From Girl Crazy" and "Strike Up the Band," to Stanley Black's lounge-inspired renditions of "Love Is Here to Stay" and "A Foggy Day." The bulk of the album is made up of Frederick Fennell's restrained instrumental pop performances, of which "The Man I Love" and "I Got Rhythm" are the highlights. Gershwin Without Words is a very pleasant, traditional-sounding collection that should appeal to anyone looking for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As the title suggests, Decca's Gershwin Without Words features instrumental performances of some of Gershwin's most popular songs. The album ranges from classical pop interpretations, like the Boston Pops Orchestra's "Selections From Girl Crazy" and "Strike Up the Band," to Stanley Black's lounge-inspired renditions of "Love Is Here to Stay" and "A Foggy Day." The bulk of the album is made up of Frederick Fennell's restrained instrumental pop performances, of which "The Man I Love" and "I Got Rhythm" are the highlights. Gershwin Without Words is a very pleasant, traditional-sounding collection that should appeal to anyone looking for sedate versions of Gershwin's work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947616955
  • Catalog Number: 000215602
  • Sales rank: 13,713

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 [Unspecified] Selections (5:49)
  2. 2 Fascinating Rhythm - Frederick Fennell (1:58)
  3. 3 Love Is Here to Stay, song (from The Goldwyn Follies, film) (2:49)
  4. 4 A Foggy Day (in London Town), song (from A Damsel in Distress, film) (2:08)
  5. 5 'S Wonderful - Frederick Fennell (2:45)
  6. 6 Love Walked In, song (from the The Goldwyn Follies, film) (2:32)
  7. 7 Someone to Watch Over Me - Frederick Fennell (3:17)
  8. 8 Oh, Lady Be Good - Frederick Fennell (3:28)
  9. 9 But Not For Me - Frederick Fennell (3:15)
  10. 10 The Man I Love - Frederick Fennell (3:29)
  11. 11 Biding My Time - Frederick Fennell (2:49)
  12. 12 Love Is Sweeping the Country - Frederick Fennell (2:36)
  13. 13 I Got Rhythm - Frederick Fennell (3:08)
  14. 14 Liza - Frederick Fennell (3:48)
  15. 15 Embraceable You - Frederick Fennell (2:36)
  16. 16 Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture (arr. Robert Russell Bennett) - Charles Dutoit (23:46)
  17. 17 Strike Up the Band, song (from Strike Up The Band; both versions) - James Williams All-Stars (2:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Williams [composer] Conductor
Stanley Black Piano
Boston Pops Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Frederick Fennell Conductor
Charles Dutoit Conductor
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Performing Ensemble
John "Buddy" Williams Conductor
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Robert Russell Bennett Arranger
Ira Gershwin Composer
Penny Bennett Art Direction
Joseph S. Szurly Liner Notes, Executive Producer
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