Gershwin

Enrique Granados, Sergey Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, George Gershwin: The Composer Plays (1997) [Grand Piano Series]

Granados, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Gershwin: The Composer Plays (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus | # NI 8813 | Time: 01:18:30

Grand Piano is a series devoted to the art of the Reproducing Piano. It presents major performances by the legendary pianists who recorded for the Aeolian Company between 1915 and 1930. The acoustic gramophone rarely attempted major keyboard works. The 78s' restricted sound and duration was acceptable for short virtuoso pieces but little else. In contrast, by 1915, the Aeolian Company's "Duo-Art" was already a highly sophisticated digital recording process. Pianists, well aware of the gramophone's limitations, turned enthusiastically to the reproducing piano. Hofmann, Bauer, Paderewski and Grainger were especially committed, not alone in believing that they had achieved the ultimate recording process. Great pianists joined them in recording their concert repertoire, including much that was never repeated on disc.
Raie Da Costa - Keyboard Wizards Of The Gershwin Era - Volume VII (1928-34) {Pearl GEMMCD 9207 rel 1998}

Raie Da Costa - Keyboard Wizards Of The Gershwin Era - Volume VII (1928-34) {Pearl GEMMCD 9207 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 187 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 177 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1928-34, 1998 Pearl | GEMM CD 9207
Classical / Jazz / Traditional Jazz / Pop / Piano

I have listened to portions of this disc hundreds of time on the drives to and from work. It's a marvelous audio-engineering feat, bringing to life the spirited and brilliant artistry of one of the greatest novelty pianists of all time. Dead in 1934 at the age of 29, Raie da Costa's recordings were preserved only on disc pressings, but the audio engineers have eliminated the surface noise as if there never had been any; as if death and 80+ years have not removed us from this remarkably able and engaging performer. Long live Raie!!! Raie da Costa was a fabulous pianist. What a pity she died so young.
Various Artists - Keyboard Wizards Of The Gershwin Era - Volume VI (1922-34) {Pearl GEMMCD 9206 rel 1998}

Various Artists - Keyboard Wizards Of The Gershwin Era - Volume VI (1922-34) {Pearl GEMMCD 9206 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 153 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 140 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1922-34, 1998 Pearl | GEMM CD 9206
Classical / Jazz / Traditional Jazz / Pop / Piano

This has to be one of the most brilliant piano collections ever. The whole Keyboard Wizards series is wonderful, but some of the tracks on this disc - notably the duet "Dizzy Fingers" - are jaw-droppingly stunning. As a longtime pianist myself, I can't imagine playing some of these works, and the remastered recordings are a national treasure. I hope the creating company keeps finding and releasing more! Another great audio-engineering feat by this label. Another disc that I have listened to dozens of time. My only suggestion would have been giving Constance Mering billing over Vee Lawnhurst as Constance's playing displays greater technique and artistic range.
Don Ralke - But You've Never Heard Gershwin With Bongos / The Savage And The Sensuous Bongos (1960) {Warner Bros. rel 2008}

Don Ralke - But You've Never Heard Gershwin With Bongos / The Savage And The Sensuous Bongos (1960) {Warner Bros. rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 417 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 177 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960, 2008 Collectables Records / Warner Bros. | CDL-CD-7856
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Mood Music / Bongos

This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print LPs by easy listening arranger, composer, and producer Don Ralke, Gershwin with Bongos and The Savage and the Sensuous Bongos, both originally issued in 1960. These 26 tracks are unique in that the arrangements feature bongos as the prominent instrument. Along with several Ralke originals are such Gershwin standards as "How Long Has This Been Going On," "Summertime," and "I Got Rhythm."
Kiri Sings Gershwin (Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Princess Theater Orchestra, John McGlinn)

Kiri Sings Gershwin (Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Princess Theater Orchestra, John McGlinn) [1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 317 MB
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog Number: D 170258 | TT: 46’05

Original arrangements of Gershwin tunes are rare these days, but that's what you'll hear in this album by Kiri Te Kanawa. Granted, the arrangements sound somewhat dated according to 21st century tastes, but that's what makes them fascinating. These were like nothing anyone else was writing when the George and Ira first brought them to life. Kiri uses a different, somewhat breathier voice than you might be used to on her classical albums, probably not the type of voice Gershwin had in mind, but I think it generally works pretty well.
By Dennis Brightwell

The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (1993) [Re-Up]  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at July 15, 2016
The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (1993) [Re-Up]

The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (1993)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL, 4:3 (720x576) VBR | 03:03:32 | 6.7 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 320 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Italian, German
Genre: Musical Drama, Film-Opera

Trevor Nunn's acclaimed 1993 production of Dubose Heyward and Ira Gershwin's classic fable of the tragic love affair between crippled Porgy (Willard White) and beautiful but troubled Bess (Cynthia Haymon) was widely acclaimed as one of the definitive stagings of one of America's best-known operas. Nunn restaged his production for a television adaptation commissioned by the BBC, and this video captures the impressive results. Gregg Baker and Damon Evans highlight the supporting cast, and the London Philharmonic (under the direction of Simon Rattle) provide the musical accompaniment.

George Gershwin: His Life and Work  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tukotikko at Oct. 25, 2015
George Gershwin: His Life and Work

George Gershwin: His Life and Work By Howard Pollack
2006 | 910 Pages | ISBN: 0520248643 | PDF | 4 MB

The Gershwin Songbook (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by serpmolot at April 19, 2015
The Gershwin Songbook (Repost)

The Gershwin Songbook (Repost)
DVD5 | English | iso | NTSC | MPEG2 720x480 6764 Kbps | AC3 2 ch 192 kbps | 1 hr 17 min | 3.82 GB
eLearning

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Cambridge Music Handbooks)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by happy4all at April 2, 2015
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Cambridge Music Handbooks) By David Schiff
1997 | 136 Pages | ISBN: 0521559537 , 0521550777 | PDF | 3 MB

Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist by Philip Furia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at March 26, 2015
Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist by Philip Furia

Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist by Philip Furia
English | July 24, 1997 | ISBN: 0195082990, 0195115708 | 304 Pages | PDF | 19.6 MB