Writer-pianist Hershey Felder had placed an exclamation point on "George Gershwin
Alone," his tribute to the life and musical stylings of Gershwin
with a commanding rendition of "Rhapsody in Blue.
Combining careful examination of the sources in the Bernstein archive with the version that the musician eventually recorded (with particular cuts) shows the Rhapsody and Gershwin
as central controlling ideas in Bernstein's musical consciousness.
work was premiered by the New York Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York on December 3, 1925, and featured the composer as the soloist.
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The concert was billed as a Gershwin
and Bernstein Gala, and if it had been a competition Bernstein would probably have won on points.
admits that this is the first time she's ever seen or encountered anything like it.
That observation led to a segment of Gershwin
songs associated with Astaire, including a sprightly "Lady Be Good,'' a mocking version of "Who's Got the Last Laugh Now,'' and a breathy interpretation of "They Can't Take That Away from Me.
This is actually a companion CD for a fascinating book in which Michael Feinstein recounts his long and heartfelt friendship and collaboration with Ira Gershwin
, while also celebrating the extraordinary legacy of the Gershwin
The duo is working with the Gershwin
family and the estate of lyricist DuBose Heyward to develop the project.
classic songs by George and Ira Gershwin
that still play in our heads at the very mention of their titles.
Of all America's great composers, George Gershwin
(1898-1937) is surely among the greatest.
CHESTER Musicals, which includes several members from Wrexham and Buckley, stages a Gershwin
classic this month, Crazy For You, at the Brindley Centre in Runcorn.
Well, I'll be doing the entire Gershwin
album and some Beach Boys hits.
One subject that does illuminate him more than most, however, is the music of George Gershwin
Since 1973 when Charles Schwartz's deconstructionist biography of Gershwin
hit the shelves, we have witnessed a number of widely varying approaches that range from Joan Peyser's psychoanalytical study, to Howard Pollack's 820-page scholarly biography.