Music for Moderns, Vol. 1: 1927-1928

Music for Moderns, Vol. 1: 1927-1928

by Paul Whiteman
     
 

During the 1920s, Paul Whiteman, despite being billed "The King of Jazz", performed a wide variety of music. Close to Whiteman's heart were major semi-classical works that had the flavor of jazz but were really outside of the music altogether. Some of the key pieces from 1927-1928 are gathered together on this CD. Of greatest interest is the original concert version… See more details below

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During the 1920s, Paul Whiteman, despite being billed "The King of Jazz", performed a wide variety of music. Close to Whiteman's heart were major semi-classical works that had the flavor of jazz but were really outside of the music altogether. Some of the key pieces from 1927-1928 are gathered together on this CD. Of greatest interest is the original concert version of "When Day Is Done" (featuring trumpeter Henry Busse), the second version of "Rhapsody in Blue" (featuring George Gershwin on piano), and the three-part Gershwin work "Concerto in F." Also included are Victor Herbert's four-part "Suite of Sereandes," "Soliloquy," "Midnight Reflections," Ferde Grofe's arrangement of "Sea Burial," and "Caprice Futuristic." This is an intriguing historic release even though much of the music sounds a bit dated.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2001
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943250525
catalogNumber:
8120505

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Tracks

  1. Spanish  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  2. Chinese  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  3. Cuban  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  4. Oriental  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  5. When the Day Is Done  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  6. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  7. Soliloquy  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  8. Midnight Reflections  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  9. A Study in Blue  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  10. Sea Burial  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  11. Caprice Futuristic  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  12. I: Allegro  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  13. II: Adagio - Andante con moto  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  14. III: Allegro agitato  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra

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