Donald Macleod tells the story of Gershwin's excursions in the concert hall.
Donald Macleod tells the story of Gershwin's excursions in the concert hall. George Gershwin never really understood why so many people – then, as now – insist on putting popular and classical music in hermetic compartments. After the immense success of Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin gave more time to concert music. He may have been the toast of Broadway, but his attempts to move musically out of the theatre district and into the hallowed portals of the city’s concert halls were, despite some successes, constantly frustrated and a source of disappointment to him.
Andrew Von Oeyen, piano
Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
American in Paris
Ricardo Chailly, conductor
Strike Up the Band Overture
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
James Judd, conductor
Produced in Cardiff by Martin Williams