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Gershwin: Piano Music and Songs

About this Album

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

Pianist William Bolcom performs a collection of 18 brief, impromptu-style variations of well-known melodies from the George Gershwin songbook, along with other solo piano works, including the Three Preludes, and accompanies his longtime partner, vocalist Joan Morris, on such Gershwin standards as “How Long Has This Been Going On?” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”


William Bolcom, piano
Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano (28-37)

Recorded March 1973 (tracks 1-27) and June 1978 (tracks 28-37) at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York
Engineering and musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz (Elite Recordings, Inc.)
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig at Masterdisk Corp.
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Track 1-27 composed by George Gershwin, 28-37 by George and Ira Gershwin

Cover art: Saul Lambert

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