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Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)

Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:01 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 88765492602

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has established himself as one of the most dynamic and virtuosic performers of his generation, and his program on this RCA album with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic is ideally suited to his extraordinary abilities. The pairing of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a natural one, particularly because of the works' shared post-romanticism (note Rachmaninov's influence on Gershwin's slow theme in the Rhapsody), as well as for the dazzling writing for the piano in both works. Of course, the challenge for Matsuev is to make his part appear effortless, and he succeeds so well in both performances that listeners may be a bit blasé about his playing, taking it in without really considering what knuckle-busters these pieces really are.
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue / Concerto in F / An American in Paris etc. (2005) {Hybrid-SACDISO & HiRes FLAC}

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue / Concerto in F / An American in Paris etc.
Earl Wild / Boston Pops Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,49 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,42 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-61393-2 | Country/Year: US 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

"…A lot of bang for the buck."

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Cambridge Music Handbooks)  

Posted by happy4all at April 2, 2015
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Cambridge Music Handbooks) By David Schiff
1997 | 136 Pages | ISBN: 0521559537 , 0521550777 | PDF | 3 MB
Litton, Kempf, Bergen Philharmonic - Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Piano Concerto In F, Second Rhapsody (2012)

Litton, Kempf, Bergen Philharmonic - Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Piano Concerto In F, Second Rhapsody (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 308 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1940

Freddy Kempf and Andrew Litton with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra here join forces to present a disc of works by George Gershwin. Rhapsody in Blue was originally arranged by Ferde Grofé for jazz band before being orchestrated for symphony orchestra. Here Kempf and the Bergen Philharmonic play this original version. Concerto in F was a commission for Gershwin to write a ‘proper’ piano concerto, but still takes the rhythms, melodic structures and bluesy harmonies of popular music.
Blu America - Gershwin - Ellington - Bernstein - Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Myung-Whun Chung

George Gershwin : Rhapsody in Blue - Duke Ellington : Night Creature - Leonard Bernstein : Candide Overture ; On the Town (3 Dance Episodes) - Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Myung-Whun Chung
Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Covers | 47 min. | 203 MB
20th Century Music | Orchestral Music | Musicom/La Repubblica | 2001

George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader. Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, author, music lecturer and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim.
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue; Barber - Adagio; Copland - Appalachian Spring by Leonard Bernstein

Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue; Barber - Adagio;
Copland - Appalachian Spring by Leonard Bernstein

FLAC | 190 MB | EAC log | Source: CD
Leonard Bernstein · The Early Years Vol.II · Gershwin · Ravel · Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein · The Early Years Vol.II · Gershwin · Ravel · Bernstein
EAC Rip | Flac, IMG+Cue, Log | 1 CD | 342 MB | Full Scans | WinRar [rec. rec 5%]
Label: BMG-RCA | Cat. No. 09026-61650-2 | Released 1993

"The performances here include Bernstein's first appearance on records as a concerto soloist, as well as three appearances as conductor in works particularly close to him: his own ballet score Facsimile; music for his lifelong friend Aaron Copland; and one of George Gershwin's major scores, which had showed that it was possibler to write for both the Broadway stage and the concert hall - a range that Bernstein himself was to follow all his life"
Steven Ledbetter
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, An American in Paris

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, An American in Paris
EMI's Great Recordings of the Century
André Previn & London Symphony Orchestra
Classical | EMI Classics | March 9, 1999 | APE tracks, no LOG | 292 Mb

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Gershwin – Rhapsody In Blue – Cuban Overture -  SASF (1957 & 1962)

Gershwin – Rhapsody In Blue – Cuban Overture – Stars And Stripes Forever – Howard Hanson – Eugene List – The Eastman-Rochester Orchestra (1957 & 1962)
Mercury Living Presence | 1957 & 1962 | Classical | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 333Mb+16Mb

This is one of the best recordings I've heard of Gershwin's two big piano works. Eugene List is just phenomenal. He plays with a big, steely sound, but has plenty of feeling for the jazzy accents of both works. I can't praise Howard Hanson's contribution enough. The orchestra simply speaks Gershwin, in a manner that only a great conductor who absorbed this music and the influences on it in his youth could bring off. Hearing Hanson conduct Gershwin is like hearing Serafin conduct Verdi, so complete is the identification with the composer. The sound engineering is some of the best Mercury produced in Rochester, wide ranging with plenty of detail. I do question what Stars and Stripes is doing here, although it is a good performance with a student orchestra. Nevertheless, this is essential listening for the Gershwinaholic, as iconic in its way as Oscar Levant's performances.
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris / Cuban Overture / Lullaby

Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris / Cuban Overture / Lullaby
The Cleveland Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly 1999

20th century classical | 1 CD | M4Aa lossless | 300Mb
1999 Decca 466 242 2 | ENG.

Since the mid-20th century, Rhapsody has become a staple of the concert repertoire.