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Gershwin plays Gershwin : the piano rolls / realized by Artis Wodehouse.

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  • Physical Description: 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York : Elektra Nonesuch, [1993]

Content descriptions

General Note: Compact disc.
Principally songs arr. for piano; the 5th work originally for piano and orchestra, the last work originally a symphonic poem.
Program notes by Artis Wodehouse ([12] p. : port.) in container.
Elektra Nonesuch: 79287-2 (on container: 9 79287-2).
Formatted Contents Note: Sweet and lowdown (3:30) -- Novelette in fourths (2:24) -- That certain feeling (2:45) -- So am I (4:14) -- Rhapsody in blue (14:22) -- Swanee (2:17) -- When you want 'em, you can't get 'em, when you've got 'em, you don't want 'em (1:57) -- Kickin' the clouds away (3:20) -- Idle dreams (2:59) -- On my mind the whole night long (2:30) -- Scandal walk (3:15) -- An American in Paris (16:35).
Participant or Performer Note: Piano rolls arranged and played by George Gershwin, except last work (arr.) and played by Milne and Leith (i.e. Frank Milne performing on both parts); Artis Wodehouse realized the pianola and reproducing piano rolls on a 9-ft. Yamaha Disklavier grand piano. In American in Paris, "a second 7-foot Disklavier grand piano was used in tandem with the 9-foot instrument".
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note: Rolls recorded 1916-1930; realized Nov. 1992 and Feb. and June 1993 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City.
Subject: Piano music, Arranged.
Player-piano music, Arranged.
Popular instrumental music > 1911-1920.
Popular instrumental music > 1921-1930.
Symphonic poems (Pianos (2)), Arranged.

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