Kirill Gerstein The Gershwin Moment – Rhapsody in Blue & Concerto in F

The Gershwin Moment – Rhapsody in Blue & Concerto in F

Kirill Gerstein

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on February 16, 2018 by Myrios Classics

Main artist: Kirill Gerstein

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Gramophone Editor's Choice (March 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 01:13:38

    Rhapsody In Blue (George Gershwin)
  1. 1 Rhapsody in Blue (Jazz Band Version (1924))

  2. Virtuoso Etudes after Gershwin (Earl Wild)
  3. 2 Somebody Loves Me

  4. 3 I Got Rhythm

  5. 4 Blame It On My Youth

  6. 5 Summertime

  7. Piano Concerto in F (George Gershwin)
  8. 6 I Allegro

  9. 7 II Adagio

  10. 8 III Allegro agitato

  11. Virtuoso Etudes after Gershwin (Earl Wild)
  12. 9 Embraceable You


After several albums respectively dedicated to Liszt's Transcendental Études or Mussogorsky and Schumann, or to Concertos by Tchaikovsky (the First) and Prokofiev (the Second) for the Myrios Classics label, Russian-American pianist Kirill Gerstein is diving into the colourful and rhythmical world of Gershwin. Happily, he has chosen the Jazz Band (1924) version of Rhapsody in Blue, which he has transformed into an almost-cubist work, in perfect symbiosis with the equally-keen work of David Robertson: the piano-playing is really angular, sometimes chilling; the brass recalls the most modernist work of Bartók or Prokofiev or the new American music, at the start of the 1920s. The same goes for 1925's Concerto in F, the extraordinary Earl Wild's cool playing under the direction of Arthur Fiedler (RCA, 1959) dissipates with Gerstein and Robertson, to make way for more percussive sounds. Kirill Gerstein also offers - this album being made up of recordings made in concert - various arrangements (or paraphrases) of some of the more famous American songs, including a particularly juicy I Got Rhythm from Earl Wild. A particularly stimulating album for the winter months. © 2018 Théodore Grantet/Qobuz

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