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Great Performances - Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Piano Concerto in F

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Great Performances - Gershwin

This is one of the most clear and professional performances about the Piano Concert in F. I'm tired of looking and expending money on other versions, and finally I found a good one.

Great Performances: Kostelanetz et al.

There is simply no better recording or arrangement of Gershwin's best-known work than this recording. I have been listening to various recordings for almost 40 years. Kostelanetz' rich interpretations are without peer.

Biography

Born: December 22, 1901 in St. Petersburg, Russia

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

André Kostelanetz arranged classical pieces as easy listening numbers, bringing the music to a broad, middle-brow audience that wouldn't normally have listened to the music. In the process, he inadvertently invented easy listening music. Kostelanetz grasped the power of radio and he adapted his arrangements to fit the conventions of mass communications. Kostelanetz began performing music in his childhood as a member of the Petrograd choir. He would eventually become leader of the choir. In 1922,...
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Great Performances - Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Piano Concerto in F, André Kostelanetz
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  • Genres: Classical, Music, Jazz
  • Released: Oct 27, 1992

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