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BERNSTEIN, L.: Songfest / GERSHWIN, G.: An American in Paris (Wolf Trap Opera, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, Judd)

    
      

 

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BERNSTEIN, L.: Songfest / GERSHWIN, G.: An American in Paris (Wolf Trap Opera, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, Judd)

An American in Paris is one of Gershwin’s most vivacious works, an orchestral ballet saturated in homesickness and the blues. This recording, however, uses the new 2019 critical edition and offers Gershwin’s original orchestration, unheard for 75 years—leaner, more angular and transparent, it also employs the correct use of the iconic taxi horns, for a new sonic experience. The breezy vitality of Copland’s An Outdoor Overture is balanced by Bernstein’s Songfest—written to celebrate the Bicentennial Year in America, setting the verses of 13 of the country’s poets.


Gershwin, George

  An American in Paris (ed. M. Clague)
1.   Play with flash player An American in Paris (ed. M. Clague) 00:17:08

Copland, Aaron

  An Outdoor Overture
2.   Play with flash player An Outdoor Overture 00:08:57

Bernstein, Leonard
Bradstreet, Anne / Aiken, Conrad / Cummings, E. E. / Poe, Edgar Allan / Millay, Edna St. Vincent / O'Hara, Frank / Stein, Gertrude / Corso, Gregory Nunzio / Burgos, Julia de / Jordan, June / Hughes, Langston / Ferlinghetti, Lawrence / Whitman, Walt, lyricist(s)

  Songfest
3.   Play with flash player No. 1. To the Poem 00:03:23
4.   Play with flash player No. 2. The Pennycandy Store Beyond the El 00:01:51
5.   Play with flash player No. 3. A Julia de Burgos 00:03:37
6.   Play with flash player No. 4. To What You Said 00:05:36
7.   Play with flash player No. 5. I, too, Sing America - Okay "Negroes" 00:03:50
8.   Play with flash player No. 6. To my Dear and Loving Husband 00:03:54
9.   Play with flash player No. 7. Storyette H.M. 00:01:54
10.   Play with flash player No. 8. If you can't eat you got to 00:02:25
11.   Play with flash player No. 9. Music I Heard With You 00:04:06
12.   Play with flash player No. 10. Zizi's Lament 00:02:30
13.   Play with flash player No. 11. What Lips My Lips Have Kissed 00:05:00
14.   Play with flash player No. 12. Israfel 00:04:40

Total Playing Time: 01:08:51






Composer(s):
Bernstein, Leonard; Copland, Aaron; Gershwin, George

Lyricist(s):
Aiken, Conrad; Bradstreet, Anne; Burgos, Julia de; Corso, Gregory Nunzio; Cummings, E. E.; Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Hughes, Langston; Jordan, June; Millay, Edna St. Vincent; O'Hara, Frank; Poe, Edgar Allan; Stein, Gertrude; Whitman, Walt

Conductor(s):
Judd, James

Orchestra(s):
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic

Artist(s):
Conyers, Joshua; Guetti, Patrick; McKissick, Alexander; Otaño, Kerriann; Raven, Taylor; Reams, Zoie

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral; Vocal Ensemble

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559859

Barcode: 636943985922

Release Date: 04/2020

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