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A Rhapsody in Blue – The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant

A Rhapsody in Blue – The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant
  • wykonawca: Oscar Levant
  • tytuł: A Rhapsody in Blue - The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant
  • premiera: 24-08-2018
  • nośnik nr kat: 88985471862 ( 8 CD )

Sony Classical zaprasza do wysłuchania 8 płytowego zestawu nagrań Oscara Levant – amerykańskiego pianisty, aktora i kompozytora. Ten niezwykle wszechstronnie uzdolniony artysta był niezwykle popularny ze względu na doskonałe poczucie humoru w radio, filmach i programach telewizyjnych. Występował z powodzeniem w musicalach u boku takich gwiazd jak: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly. Jako puianista występował pod batutą takich mistrzów dyrygentury jak: Arturo Toscanini, Sir Thomas Beecham, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Fritz Reiner czy Eugene Ormandy.
Uchodził również za niezrównanego interpretatora dzieł swego przyjaciela George’ a Gershwina…
Zestaw zawiera:
DISC 1
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major (André Kostelanetz)
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Eugene Ormandy)
Gershwin: Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra (Morton Gould)
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm – Variations for Piano and Orchestra (Morton Gould)
DISC 2
Gershwin: Preludes
Debussy: Les Collines d’Anacapri from Préludes, Book I
Debussy: Jardins sous la pluie from Estampes
Zhelobinsky: Études op. 19
Shostakovich: Prelude in A minor op. 34/2
Shostakovich: Polka from The Age of Gold Suite op. 22a
Ravel: Mouvement de menuet from Sonatine M 40
Levant: Con ritmo from Sonatina
Falla: Fire Dance from El amor brujo
Lecuona: Malagueńa from Andalucia
Poulenc: Pastourelle from L’Eventail de Jeane
Debussy: Golliwog’s Cakewalk from Children’s Corner Suite
Debussy: La Fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes, Book I
Debussy: Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
Poulenc: Mouvements perpetuels Nos. 1–3
Falla: Miller’s Dance from The Three-Cornered Hat
Albéniz: Tango in D major op. 165/2
J. S. Bach, arr. Samuels: Partita No. 1 in B-flat major BWV 825 (previously unreleased)
DISC 3
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor “Moonlight” op. 27/2
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major op. 49/2: Il tempo di menuetto
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor “Pathetique” op. 13: Adagio cantabile
Wagner, arr. Waxman: Tristan und Isolde for Violin, Piano and Orchestra
Brahms: Waltz No. 15 in A-flat major op. 39
Schumann: Träumerei from Kinderszenen op. 15
Brahms: Intermezzo in A major op. 118/2
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in D minor op. 23/3
Rachmaninoff: Prelude In E-flat major op. 23/6
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G major op. 32/5
Khachaturian: Sabre Dance from Gayaneh (Bring)
Khachaturian: Lullaby from Gayaneh (Bring)
Copland, arr. Foss: Billy the Kid
Levant: Blue Plate Special (previously unreleased)
DISC 4
Chopin: Etude in G-flat major “Black Key Etude” op. 10/5
Chopin: Etude in C minor “Revolutionary” op. 10/12
Chopin: Etude in E major op. 10/3
Chopin: Nocturne in E-flat major op. 9/2
Chopin: Nocturne in F-sharp major op. 15/2
Chopin: Berceuse in D-flat major op. 57
Chopin: Polonaise No. 3 in A major “Military” op. 40/1
Chopin: Waltz in G-flat major op. 70/1
Chopin: Etude in C-sharp minor op. 10/4
Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor op. 64/2
Debussy: Reflets dans l’eau from Images, Set I
Debussy: La Soirée dans Grenade from Estampes
Debussy: General Lavine from Préludes, Book II
Debussy: Minstrels from Préludes, Book I
Debussy: La Cathédrale engloutie from Préludes, Book I
Debussy: Serenade of the Doll from Children’s Corner
Debussy: The Little Shepherd from Children’s Corner
Debussy: La plus que lente
Debussy: Deux Arabesques
DISC 5
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor op. 23 (Ormandy)
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor op. 16 (Kurtz)
Honegger: Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (Reiner)
DISC 6
Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in D-flat major op. 38 (Mitropoulos)
Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor op. 70 (Mitropoulos)
DISC 7
Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca S 161/5
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor
Liszt: Valse oubliée No. 1 in F-sharp minor
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E major
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 in E-flat major
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A minor
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Ravel: Forlane & Minuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mompou: Scenes of Childhood
DISC 8
Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor op. 64/2
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor op. 17/4
Chopin: Mazurka in B-flat minor op. 24/4
Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor op. 63/3
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor op. 67/4
Chopin: Etude in C minor “Revolutionary” op. 10/12
Debussy: Minstrels from Préludes, Book I
Debussy: General Lavine from Préludes, Book II
Debussy: Jardins sous la pluie from Estampes
Debussy: Serenade of the Doll from Children’s Corner
Ravel: Sonatine M 40
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: Var. 18
Shostakovich: The Age of Gold – Suite, Pp. 22a: Polka
Scott: Lotus Land
Prokofiev: Visions fugitives op. 22: Nos. 1, 3, 6, 10, 11 & 16