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GERSHWIN, G.: American in Paris (An) / GROFE, F.: Grand Canyon Suite (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

    

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GERSHWIN, G.: American in Paris (An) / GROFE, F.: Grand Canyon Suite (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

An American in Paris is one of Gershwin’s most sumptuous and best-loved works. He called it ‘a rhapsodic ballet’ but denied any specific programme except in a ‘general impressionistic way’. The American visitor strolls, soaking up the city’s exuberance, suffering a pang of homesickness, and hearing the Parisian taxi horns—which Gershwin loved so much he brought some back to America with him. Meanwhile Ferde Grofé, who had orchestrated Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, evokes the glories of ravine, rock and cloudburst in his indelibly beautiful and exciting Grand Canyon Suite.


Gershwin, George

  An American in Paris
1.   An American in Paris 00:21:44

Grofé, Ferde

  Grand Canyon Suite
2.   I. Sunrise 00:06:33
3.   II. The Painted Desert 00:05:38
4.   III. On the Trail 00:07:24
5.   IV. Sunset 00:05:12
6.   V. Cloudburst 00:08:45

Total Playing Time: 00:55:16






Composer(s):
Gershwin, George; Grofé, Ferde

Conductor(s):
Schwarz, Gerard

Orchestra(s):
Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.571205

Barcode: 747313120574

Distribution Note(s):

CD only available in the US.


Physical Release: 05/2012

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