Michael Tilson Thomas Performs and Conducts Gershwin

Michael Tilson Thomas Performs and Conducts Gershwin

Product Details

Performer: Michael Tilson Thomas, Loren Levee
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Composer: George Gershwin
Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Sony

On this CD:

Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & jazz band
Composed by George Gershwin
Performed by Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
with Loren Levee
Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas

Preludes (3) for piano
Composed by George Gershwin
with Michael Tilson Thomas

Short Story, for violin & piano
Composed by George Gershwin
with Michael Tilson Thomas

Violin Piece, for violin (Gershwin Melody No. 40, solo melody titled by I. Gershwin)
Composed by George Gershwin
with Michael Tilson Thomas

Second Rhapsody, for piano & orchestra (“Rhapsody in Rivets”)
Composed by George Gershwin
Performed by Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas

For Lily Pons, for piano (Gershwin Melody No. 79, realized by Michael Tilson Thomas)
Composed by George Gershwin
Performed by Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas

Sleepless Night, prelude for piano (Melody No. 17, reconstructed by Alicia Zizzo)
Composed by George Gershwin
with Michael Tilson Thomas

Promenade, for piano or orchestra (arrangement of “Walking the Dog” from Shall we Dance, film)
Composed by George Gershwin
Performed by Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas

Review By A Customer
This review is from: Michael Tilson Thomas Performs and Conducts Gershwin (Audio CD)
I love this CD…it is one of my favorites! The Jazz feeling this CD evokes is great. Tilson Thomas’ Rhapsody in Blue is as flawless as it gets. The performance is a lively, and exciting romp. Let me say that I have listened to this CD alot. I have another version of Rhapsody in Blue by Levine and the Chicago Symphony under the DG label–DO NOT BUY this one star(at most), boring performance. THE LA Philharmonic and Thomas are on a higher plane with this one. The recording is really superb and I will never own another because in my mind this is the classic by which all other versions should be measured against! Buy it–you’ll be glad you did.