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Piano and Orchestral Works - SEDAKA, N. / EMERSON, K. / ELLINGTON, D. (Manhattan Intermezzo) (Biegel, Brown University Orchestra, P. Phillips)

    

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Piano and Orchestral Works - SEDAKA, N. / EMERSON, K. / ELLINGTON, D. (Manhattan Intermezzo) (Biegel, Brown University Orchestra, P. Phillips)

This programme brings together four works for piano and orchestra by composers best known from the fields of jazz, popular song and progressive rock. Neil Sedaka’s Manhattan Intermezzo explores the New York of today and yesterday with its melting pot of nationalities. Keith Emerson is best known as a founding member of Emerson Lake & Palmer. His remarkably inventive semi-autobiographical Piano Concerto No. 1 fuses his classical training with jazz. Duke Ellington’s sublime New World a-Comin’ is a visualisation of improved conditions for black people in America, while the rarely heard original version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue represents the quintessential style of New York City in the Roaring Twenties.


Sedaka, Neil
Holdridge, Lee, arranger(s)

  Manhattan Intermezzo (arr. L. Holdridge for piano and orchestra)
1.   Manhattan Intermezzo (arr. L. Holdridge for piano and orchestra) 00:18:10

Emerson, Keith
Mayer, John, arranger(s)

  Piano Concerto No. 1 (arr. J. Mayer for piano and orchestra)
2.   I. Allegro giojoso 00:09:46
3.   II. Andante molto cantabile 00:02:27
4.   III. Toccata con fuoco 00:07:38

Ellington, Duke
Peress, Maurice, arranger(s)

  New World a-Comin' (arr. M. Peress for piano and orchestra)
5.   New World a - Comin' (arr. M. Peress for piano and orchestra) 00:13:34

Gershwin, George
Grofé, Ferde, arranger(s)

  Rhapsody in Blue (arr. F. Grofe for piano and orchestra)
6.   Rhapsody in Blue (arr. F. Grofe for piano and orchestra) 00:17:44

Total Playing Time: 01:09:19






Composer(s):
Ellington, Duke; Emerson, Keith; Gershwin, George; Sedaka, Neil

Arranger(s):
Grofé, Ferde; Holdridge, Lee; Mayer, John; Peress, Maurice

Conductor(s):
Phillips, Paul

Orchestra(s):
Brown University Orchestra

Artist(s):
Biegel, Jeffrey

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573490

Barcode: 747313349074

Physical Release: 01/2016

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