The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.
The Gershwin Style: New Looks at the Music of George Gershwin

The Gershwin Style: New Looks at the Music of George Gershwin by Wayne Schneider
English | Jan 21, 1999 | ISBN: 0195090209 | 304 Pages | PDF | 14 MB

Even as orchestras, performers, enthusiasts, and critics across the nation–and across the globe–celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of his birth, George Gershwin (1898-1937) remains one of America's most popular yet least appreciated composers. True, he is loved and revered for his wonderful popular songs, a few instrumental works, and the majestic opera Porgy and Bess.
Andre Previn, David Finck - We Got Rhythm: A Gershwin Songbook (1998)

Andre Previn, David Finck - We Got Rhythm: A Gershwin Songbook (1998)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 71 min | 174 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Rel:1998

André Previn moves seamlessly from the world of classical music to jazz and film, but on this occasion, the pianist covers 14 gems from the vast repertoire of George Gershwin. Well accompanied by bassist David Finck, Previn faces the same challenge every jazz musician must address: finding new paths through Gershwin's frequently recorded masterpieces. Previn uses a train-like bassline substitution to open and close a rollicking take of "They All Laughed," while the pianist is more laid-back in the bluesy treatment of "Oh, Lady Be Good" to better feature Finck initially…

George Gershwin, "Rapsodia in Blu per Pianoforte"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Nov. 20, 2016
George Gershwin, "Rapsodia in Blu per Pianoforte"

George Gershwin, "Rapsodia in Blu per Pianoforte"
Ricordi | 1988 | ISBN: N/A | Italian | EPUB/AZW3/CBZ/MOBI/PDF | 32 pages | 34.9 MB

La Rapsodia in blu (Rhapsody in Blue) è una delle più famose composizioni musicali dello statunitense George Gershwin. …
Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)

Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:01 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 88765492602

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has established himself as one of the most dynamic and virtuosic performers of his generation, and his program on this RCA album with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic is ideally suited to his extraordinary abilities. The pairing of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a natural one, particularly because of the works' shared post-romanticism (note Rachmaninov's influence on Gershwin's slow theme in the Rhapsody), as well as for the dazzling writing for the piano in both works. Of course, the challenge for Matsuev is to make his part appear effortless, and he succeeds so well in both performances that listeners may be a bit blasé about his playing, taking it in without really considering what knuckle-busters these pieces really are.
Jean-Marc Foltz & Stephan Oliva - Gershwin (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Jean-Marc Foltz & Stephan Oliva - Gershwin (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Digital Booklet | 645MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Vision Fugitive

Non, décidément, enregistrer un hommage à George Gershwin ne se résume pas au choix de quelques standards célèbres relus comme à la parade par de bons musiciens. Il y faut, plus encore qu’avec n’importe quel autre répertoire, une compréhension intime de la richesse harmonique, une conscience de l’histoire — comment faire du neuf avec du jamais vieux — et ce savoir spécial qui consiste à éviter tous les clichés jazzistiques tout en s’inscrivant dans une tradition. Trois qualités distinctives que cultivent, depuis déjà plus d’une décennie, le clarinettiste Jean-Marc Foltz et le pianiste Stéphane Oliva. Ils avaient auparavant fréquenté l’ombre intimidante de Giacinto Scelsi, l’un des plus passionnants créateurs de musique contemporaine (Soffio di Scelsi, 2007), revisité en voyageurs engagés le grand répertoire classique pour clarinette et piano (Visions fugitives, 2011) ou plus récemment relu le mythe de Pandore (Pandore, 2016).

Patti Austin - Avant Gershwin (2007)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 13, 2016
Patti Austin - Avant Gershwin (2007)

Patti Austin - Avant Gershwin (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 387 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, R&B, soul

Avant Gershwin is the 2007 album by American singer Patti Austin. Released by Rendezvous Entertainment, it won a Grammy award in 2008 for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:32 minutes | 787 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Willie Nelson's new album of pop standards, penned by America's legendary songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin, follows the selection of Willie as the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Among the 11 Gershwin classics recorded by Willie Nelson for his new album are two duets: "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" with Cyndi Lauper (the song was originally introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1937 film Shall We Dance) and "Embraceable You" with Sheryl Crow (the song was performed by Ginger Rogers in Girl Crazy, recorded by Billie Holiday in 1944 and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005). Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin hearkens back to Stardust, the 1978 blockbuster album of pop standards that secured Willie's reputation as pop balladeer, in addition to his status as one of the architects of outlaw country music.
Denis Matsuev, Mariss Jansons, Bavarian RSO - Rhapsody: Chabrier, Gershwin, Enescu, Ravel, Liszt (2016)

Rhapsody: Emmanuel Chabrier, George Gershwin, George Enescu, Maurice Ravel, Franz Liszt (2016)
Denis Matsuev, piano; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Mariss Jansons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:03:56
Genre: Classical | Label: BR KLASSIK | # 900146

This newest release from BR KLASSIK explores the genre of the 19th and 20th century Rhapsody, featuring works from masterful composers Emmanuel Chabrier, George Gershwin, George Enesecu, Maurice Ravel, and Franz Liszt. The concert-like atmosphere of this recording makes this a truly unique release, as these works were recorded live in Munich as recently as October 2015. The five rhapsodies featured here come from different regions and the composers unique styles can be heard in each of their works. Chabriers Espana is centered around Iberian and folk music which was very popular at the time. Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody contrasts this work with its use of Hungarian folk melodies. The ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue from George Gershwin throws Americana into the mix with its blues roots. Mariss Jansons and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks never fails to please with their brilliant interpretations and performance quality. World-renowned Russian pianist Denis Matusev is brilliant as the Rhapsody in Blue soloist.

George Gershwin - Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 13, 2016
George Gershwin - Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls

George Gershwin - Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 221 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 107 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Classical | Elektra Nonesuch #9 79287-2

Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls is an album of piano rolls recorded (with one exception) by George Gershwin. It was released by Nonesuch Records in 1993. Gershwin recorded these piano rolls between 1916 and 1927. Several rolls use overdubbing, so that Gershwin is in effect playing a four-handed piece solo. The final selection, "An American In Paris", was recorded by Frank Milne in 1933. Milne worked as a roll-editor with Gershwin in the 1920s, and edited several of the rolls reproduced on this disc. So skilled was Milne as a roll editor, the liner notes suggest that he may not have actually "played" "An American In Paris" at all – in the same way that a musician can write sheet music…