Gershwin: Piano Concerto; Rhapsody In Blue

Gershwin: Piano Concerto; Rhapsody In Blue

by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Marin Alsop

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Gershwin: Piano Concerto; Rhapsody In Blue

Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs "jazz band" orchestrations of Rhapsody in Blue, variations on "I Got Rhythm," and the Concerto in F, live with the Baltimore Symphony and music director Marin Alsop.

French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has long been a champion of Gershwin's music and has widely performed the Concerto in concert with major symphony orchestras around the world. Now, after more than 40 releases on Decca, Thibaudet turns his attention solely to the works of Gershwin.

For this release, Thibaudet has made the daring choice to perform the original "jazz band" arrangements by Ferde Grofé for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Rarely heard or recorded, these arrangements create a completely different sound for these well-known and popular works, especially Rhapsody in Blue. Thibaudet is joined by American conductor and Gershwin fan Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for these live recordings.

Thibaudet gives a fresh spin and new twist on these familiar and justly beloved pieces. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2010
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028947821892
catalogNumber: 001409102
Rank: 66566

Tracks

  1. Concerto in F, for piano & orchestra
  2. Variations on "I Got Rhythm," for piano & orchestra (or 2 Pianos)
  3. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)

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