Gershwin Rhapsody Cover

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.
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.
VA – Gershwin – Rhapsody In Blue – An American In Paris (Comp. 1991) (Decca-Headline Classics)

VA – Gershwin – Rhapsody In Blue – An American In Paris (Comp. 1991) (Decca-Headline Classics)
Comp. 1991 | Classical | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 356Mb+14Mb

My promo will point to the Gershwin part of this CD only, because for that part I bought this CD actually. Having this Gershwin part in the same performance on Decca Phase 4 vinyl for many decades, but spoiled by the comfortness of the CD, I considered it worthwhile to buy it.

Gershwin and Stanley Black, what a beautiful and perfect match! Both were virtuosos. The performance of Mr. Black is nothing less than spectacular. The purity of sound on this CD is enhanced by the Phase 4 Stereo and of course by the quality of the musicians of the London Festival Orchestra surrounding Mr. Black. The opening of Rhapsody in Blue with a clarinet solo is particularly breathtaking and sets the tone for this remarkable Gershwin recordings.
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Concerto in F

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Concerto in F
EAC FLAC, CUE, NO LOG + Scans | 328 MB + 13 MB
2007 | Genre: Classical

Penguin Guide:
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Concerto in F
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Concerto in F
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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