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Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls

About this Album

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.


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

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

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