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Great Recordings Of The Century - Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, American in Paris

Great Recordings Of The Century - Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, American in Paris
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Description: The best Gershwin pianists are able to fuse a solid classical technique with an innate feeling for jazz timekeeping. André Previn is ideal in both respects. He knows that Gershwin's lyrical musings need not be distended, as one might do in a Tchaikovsky or Liszt concerto. Previn also accents syncopated figures without overemphasizing them, or beating them into the ground. On the other hand, Previn can't help monkeying around with the text, but many Gershwin pianists have done worse. The London Philharmonic matches their soloist-conductor in verve and swagger. Fine as the concerted works are, An American in Paris takes the cake ... (more)
Manufacturer: EMI Classics
Release date: 9 March 1999
EAN: 0724356694323 UPC: 724356694323
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laureenofscotts rated this 8/10 1 year, 5 months ago