|VINYL PASSION CLASSICS
Release Date: 18 September 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Leonard Bernstein Gershwin: An American In Paris/Rhapsody In Blue Limited Vinyl LP
Leonard Bernstein made a number of recordings of these works and among the many excellent recordings that he made as a conductor or as a soloist, the version of Rhapsody in Blue with the Columbia Orchestra from 1959, is especially of note. Bernstein takes on a double function as conductor and soloist and maneuvres his way safely and surely through the highly diversified score to create a well-rounded picture filled with hefty orchestral dynamics and finely chiseled solo playing. Coupled with another freely composed work – the autobiographical sketch entitled An American In Paris, the superb New York musicians from the New York Philharmonic paint the impressions of a visitor to the hectic French capital city – that too is the sound of America. Original Recordings Remastered from 1958 and 1959.
1. An American In Paris - New York Philharmonic
2. Rhapsody In Blue - Leonard Bernstein/Columbia Symphony Orchestra