Marking the centenary of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Universal Music Italy present Chailly and Bollani’s thrilling recording in a limited and numbered 180gm 2-LP gatefold blue vinyl edition.
Chailly blends the classical elegance and sophistication of the Gewandhaus Orchestra with the jazz/blues sensibility of the mercurial Milan-born jazz legend Stefano Bollani.
The Rhapsody is performed in Grofé’s original jazz-band version (orchestrated by Paul Whiteman), and in Gershwin’s original symphonic orchestration of the Concerto Chailly and Bollani leave no doubt that this is an American Jazz Age concerto.
Catfish Row, Gershwin’s own five-movement orchestral suite from Porgy and Bess provides a bridge between the Rhapsody and the Concerto and Gershwin’s earliest significant work, the Broadway-inspired rag Rialto Ripples rounds out the set.
1. Rhapsody In Blue
1. Catfish Row - Symphonic Suite
2. Catfish Row 6’19
3. Porgy Sings 4’37
4. Fugue 1’51
5. Hurricane 3’40
6. Good Mornin’ Sistuh! 7’18
1. Concerto In F For Piano And Orchestra
2. Allegro 12’15
3. Adagio - Andante Con Moto 10’16
1. Allegro Agitato
2. Rialto Ripples