GERSHWIN American in Paris,IVES Symphony/Bernstein

An American in Paris
Rhapsody in Blue

Symphonie No. 2
The Unanswered Question
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein
Int. Release 03 Nov. 2008
1 DVD-Video
0440 073 4513 9
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1 Ě Picture Format: 4:3
A production of Unitel and Amberson Production in co-operation
with London Weekend Television
Gershwin & Ives: Two American musical giants performed by their most famous interpreter

Track List

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Charles Edward Ives (1874 - 1954)
Symphony No.2


Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Leonard Bernstein

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Total Playing Time 1:31:58

This performance is relaxed and easy-going, achieving some lovely -- almost Korngoldian -- sonorities in the quieter moments. . . . the orchestra plays with grace and beauty, highlighted by Gerard Schwarz's delicate, golden trumpet solos . . . Deutsche Grammophon gets amazingly clean, transparent sound from Royal Albert Hall . . . I find it most refreshing. . . . "The Unanswered Question" is a blessing. It is a stunning performance, contrasting Gerard Schwartz's questioning, distant trumpet . . . with especially raucous outbursts from the woodwinds, while the strings hover quietly. . . . it makes its point about the ethereal, eternal nature of the music.