add to wish list | library

15 of 15 recommend this,
would you recommend it?

yes | no

Support this site by purchasing from these vendors using the paid links below. As an Amazon Associate earns from qualifying purchases.
  BIS -
  Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Litton
  Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F, Rhapsody in Blue (orig. jazz band version, orch. Grofé), Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra (orig. 1931 orchestration), Variations on "I Got Rhythm" for piano and orchestra

Freddy Kempf (piano)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
Recording type:
Recording info:

read discussion | delete from library | delete recommendation | report errors
Submitted by bissie
Related titles: 4

Reviews: 2

Site review by Castor August 19, 2012
Performance:   Sonics:    
The text for this review has been moved to the new site. You can read it here:

Review by Hitters September 22, 2012 (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
What can I add to Castor's impeccable review? It says it all!
Modestly, I just would just say that I gave been hooked by this SACD, listening to it again and again, discovering the many subtleties of these magnificent performances.
I do own a few excellent blue Rhapsodies, but this one has opened my ears up. It reminds me somehow of an oldish recording by MTT which I did not fully understand when it was released 25+ years ago. I was so used to the full symphony orchestra version that the jazz band sounded weird to me so I returned the disc back at Tower Records.
I cannot tell if this new recording is better or if my ears are wiser after these many years but everything clicks together now.
The three works are fascinating, Kempf's interpretation a marvel, the jazzy orchestra is beautiful and the recording extremely natural.
I just ask the readers to forgive the humble condition of this pseudo-review after reading the one by Castor.

Was this review helpful to you?  yes | no

Works: 4  

George Gershwin - I got rhythm
George Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin - Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra