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Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls

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    George Gershwin’s virtuosic piano technique and ebullient style bring the Jazz Age to life in this digital recording of 12 of the composer’s piano rolls. In this landmark recording, rare tunes never before recorded in any form are joined with Gershwin’s singular performance of Rhapsody in Blue, all transferred from the original 1920s rolls to a contemporary concert grand piano.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    George Gershwin, piano (1-11)
    Frank Milne, piano (12)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Realized by Artis Wodehouse
    Recorded April 1926 (tracks 1, 3); 1919 (2); September 1925 (4); January 1927 and May 1925 (5); February 1920 (6); September 1916 (7); July 1925 (8); August 1920 (9-11); June 1933 (12)
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox November 1992 and February and June 1993, at The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City

    Design: John William Costa
    Cover photograph courtesy of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, November 5, 1993 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79287

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
40
100
Monday, November 1, 1993 (All day)
0
0
Artist Name: 
George Gershwin
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597928723BUN
Price: 
16.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497079360
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

George Gershwin’s virtuosic piano technique and ebullient style bring the Jazz Age to life in this digital recording of 12 of the composer’s piano rolls. In this landmark recording, rare tunes never before recorded in any form are joined with Gershwin’s singular performance of Rhapsody in Blue, all transferred from the original 1920s rolls to a contemporary concert grand piano.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

George Gershwin’s virtuosic piano technique and ebullient style bring the Jazz Age to life in this landmark recording 12 of the composer’s piano rolls—rare tunes never before recorded in any form, joined with Gershwin’s singular performance of Rhapsody in Blue, all transferred from the original 1920s rolls to a contemporary concert grand piano.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
George Gershwin, piano (1-11)
Frank Milne, piano (12)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Realized by Artis Wodehouse
Recorded April 1926 (tracks 1, 3); 1919 (2); September 1925 (4); January 1927 and May 1925 (5); February 1920 (6); September 1916 (7); July 1925 (8); August 1920 (9-11); June 1933 (12)
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox November 1992 and February and June 1993, at The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City

Design: John William Costa
Cover photograph courtesy of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts