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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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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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The Gershwin Moment – Rhapsody in Blue & Concerto in F

Kirill Gerstein

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1
Rhapsody in Blue (Jazz Band Version (1924))
Kirill Gerstein
00:17:34

George Gershwin, Composer - Kirill Gerstein, Piano - David Robertson, Conductor - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble - Ferde Grofé, Orchestration

Myrios Classics 2018 Myrios Classics 2018

2
Somebody Loves Me
Kirill Gerstein
00:03:32

Earl Wild, Composer - Kirill Gerstein, Piano - David Robertson, Conductor - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble

Myrios Classics 2018 Myrios Classics 2018

3
I Got Rhythm
Kirill Gerstein
00:02:26

Earl Wild, Composer - Kirill Gerstein, Piano - David Robertson, Conductor - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble - Storm Large, Voice

Myrios Classics 2018 Myrios Classics 2018

4
Blame It On My Youth
Gary Burton
00:07:21

Oscar Levant, Composer - Kirill Gerstein, Piano - David Robertson, Conductor - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble - Gary Burton, Vibraphone

Myrios Classics 2018 Myrios Classics 2018

5
Summertime
Storm Large
00:05:38

George Gershwin, Composer - Kirill Gerstein, Piano - David Robertson, Conductor - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble - Storm Large, Voice

Myrios Classics 2018 Myrios Classics 2018

6
I Allegro
Kirill Gerstein
00:13:31

George Gershwin, Composer - Kirill Gerstein, Piano - David Robertson, Conductor - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble

Myrios Classics 2018 Myrios Classics 2018

7
II Adagio
Kirill Gerstein
00:12:39

George Gershwin, Composer - Kirill Gerstein, Piano - David Robertson, Conductor - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble

Myrios Classics 2018 Myrios Classics 2018

8
III Allegro agitato
Kirill Gerstein
00:07:22

George Gershwin, Composer - Kirill Gerstein, Piano - David Robertson, Conductor - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble

Myrios Classics 2018 Myrios Classics 2018

9
Embraceable You
Kirill Gerstein
00:03:35

Earl Wild, Composer - Kirill Gerstein, Piano - David Robertson, Conductor - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble

Myrios Classics 2018 Myrios Classics 2018

Album review

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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