Gershwin, George (1898 – 1937)

Last Edited: 29-Apr-2013 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas


Date Title / Tracks Performers Parameters
1917 Rialto Ripples
  1. Ivan Davis (piano)
  1. MHS 513380W (1993) DDD
    2:46, 3895, S
1919 Lullaby
  1. Cleveland Orchestra,
    Riccardo Chailly
  2. for string quartet
    Mendelssohn Quartet
  1. London 417326-2 (1985) DDD
    8:04, 11345, S
  2. MHS 513380W (1993) DDD
    7:04, 9941, S
1924 Rhapsody in Blue
orchestrated by Ferde Grofe (1924, 1926, 1942)
  1. Leonard Pennario (piano),
    Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra,
    Felix Slatkin
  2. Katia and Marielle Labeque,
    Cleveland Orchestra,
    Riccardo Chailly
  3. restoration of original dance band version
    Ivan Davis (piano), Maurice Peress and
    the New Palais Royale Orchestra
  4. brass quintet arrangement
    Atlantic Brass Quintet
  1. Capitol P8343 (1960) LP
    16:53, 23722, s
  2. London 417326-2 (1985) DDD
    16:13, 22770, S
  3. MHS 513380W (1993) DDD
    16:21, 22981, S
  4. MHS 513924L (1995) DDD
    16:21, 22966, S
1924
Lady Be Good!
  1. Fascinating Rhythm
  1. Atlantic Brass Quintet
  1. MHS 513924L (1995) DDD
    1: 1:48, 2541, S
1924 Primrose
  1. Overture
  1. The New Princess Theatre Orchestra, John McGlinn
  1. EMI S 68589 (1995) DDD
    1: 5:44, 8063, S
1925 Tip-Toes
  1. Overture
  1. The New Princess Theatre Orchestra, John McGlinn
  1. EMI S 68589 (1995) DDD
    1: 4:49, 6774, S
1925 Short Story for violin and piano
  1. Charles Castelman (violin),
    Randall Hodgkinson (piano)
  1. MHS 513380W (1993) DDD
    2:23, 3360, S
1926 Three Preludes
  1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
  2. Andante con moto e poco rubato
  3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

  1. Ivan Davis (piano)
  1. MHS 513380W (1993) DDD
    1: 1:40, 2354, S
    2: 3:45, 5280, S
    3: 1:13, 1724, S
1926
Oh Kay!
  1. Some to Watch over Me
  2. Overture
  1. Atlantic Brass Quintet
  2. The New Princess Theatre Orchestra, John McGlinn
  1. MHS 513924L (1995) DDD
    1: 3:54, 5500, S
  2. EMI S 68589 (1995) DDD
    2: 6:46, 9505, S
1928 An American in Paris
  1. Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra,
    Felix Slatkin
  2. Cleveland Orchestra,
    Riccardo Chailly
  3. brass quintet arrangement
    Atlantic Brass Quintet
  1. Capitol P8343 (1960) LP
    18:03, 25370, s
  2. London 417326-2 (1985) DDD
    17:50, 25061, S
  3. MHS 513924L (1995) DDD
    14:20, 20146, S
1930
Girl Crazy
  1. Overture
  1. The New Princess Theatre Orchestra, John McGlinn
  1. EMI S 68589 (1995) DDD
    1: 5:23, 7574, S
1931
Delicious
  1. New York Rhapsody
  1. Wayne Marshall (piano),
    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,
    John Mauceri
  1. MHS 513694T (1991) DDD
    9:39, 13563, S
1931 Of Thee I Sing
  1. Prelude
  1. The New Princess Theatre Orchestra, John McGlinn
  1. EMI S 68589 (1995) DDD
    1: 5:01, 7059, S
1932 Cuban Overture
  1. Cleveland Orchestra,
    Riccardo Chailly
  1. London 417326-2 (1985) DDD
    10:35, 14869, S
1933
Two Waltzes in C for piano, published posthumously
  1. Ivan Davis (piano)
  1. MHS 513380W (1993) DDD
    4:46, 6713, S
1918,
1927,
1930,
1034
Strike Up the Band
  1. Overture
  2. Strike Up the Band
  1. Maurice Peress and
    the New Palais Royale Orchestra
  2. Atlantic Brass Quintet
  1. MHS 513380W (1993) DDD
    1: 6:36, 9268, S
  2. MHS 513924L (1995) DDD
    1:27, 2045, S
1934 Variations on 'I Got Rhythm' for piano and orchestra
  1. Ivan Davis (piano), Maurice Peress
    and the New Palais Royale Orchestra
  1. MHS 513380W (1993) DDD
    9:00, 12657, S
1935 Porgy and Bess (highlights)
  1. Summertime
  2. A woman is a sometime thing
  3. Gone, gone, gone
  4. My man's gone now
  5. I got plenty of nuttin'
  6. Bess, you is my woman now
  7. It ain't necessarily so
  8. Where is my Bess
  1. libretto by DuBose Heyward
    lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward
    Robert Merrill, Risë Stevens, Robert Shaw Chorale
    RCA Victor Orchestra -- Robert Russell Bennett, conductor
  2. selections
    Atlantic Brass Quintet
  1. RCA LM-1124
    1: 2:55, 2755, s
    2: 3:33, 3332, s
    3: 4:55, 4623, s
    4: 4:06, 3861, s
    5: 2:47, 2625, s
    6: 4:58, 4665, s
    7: 4:04, 3822, s
    8: 3:33, 3334, s
  2. MHS 513924L (1995) DDD
    20:33, 28867, S
1936 Catfish Row, a five movement suite based
on material cut from Porgy and Bess
before its Broadway premiere.
  1. Catfish Row
  2. Porgy Sings
  3. Fugue
  4. Hurricane
  5. Good Morning, Brother
  1. Cincinnati Pops Orchestra,
    Erich Kunzel
  1. Telarc CD-80086 (1987) DDD
    I: 7:52, 11070, S
    II: 5:15, 7393, S
    III: 2:04, 2920, S
    IV: 3:38, 5127, S
    V: 7:18, 10254, S
1937
Shall We Dance?
  1. Walking the Dog
  2. I've Got Beginner's luck
  3. Slap That Bass
  4. They All Laughed
  5. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  6. Watch Your Step!_ final ballet
  7. They Can't Take That Away from Me
  1. Gregory Hines and Patti Austin,
    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,
    John Mauceri
  2. Atlantic Brass Quintet
  1. MHS 513694T (1991) DDD
    1: 3:03, 4288, S
    2: 3:52, 5451, S
    3: 3:04, 4319, S
    4: 3:09, 4436, S
    5: 2:34, 3617, S
    6: 12:02, 16910, S
  2. MHS 513924L (1995) DDD
    7: 2:28, 3477, S
1937 A Damsel in Distress
  1. A Foggy Day
  2. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  3. An American in London
  4. Suite
  5. Stiff Upper Lip
  1. Gregory Hines and Patti Austin,
    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,
    John Mauceri
  2. Atlantic Brass Quintet
  3. The New Princess Theatre Orchestra, John McGlinn
  1. MHS 513694T (1991) DDD
    1: 2:46, 3898, S
    2: 2:44, 3851, S
    3: 10:52, 15272, S
  2. MHS 513924L (1995) DDD
    1: 4:47, 6737, S
  3. EMI S 68589 (1995) DDD
    4: 5:58, 8389, S
    5: 8:28, 11909, S
1938
Goldwyn Follies
  1. Love Walked In
  2. Love Is Here to Stay
  1. Gregory Hines and Patti Austin,
    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,
    John Mauceri
  1. MHS 513694T (1991) DDD
    1: 3:03, 4296, S
    2: 3:39, 5138, S
1947
Overture: Gershwin in Hollywood
(Robert Russell Bennett)
  1. Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,
    John Mauceri
  1. MHS 513694T (1991) DDD
    10:38, 14944, S
1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
  1. For You, For Me, For Evermore
  1. Gregory Hines and Patti Austin,
    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,
    John Mauceri
  1. MHS 513694T (1991) DDD
    1: 4:18, 6051, S

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