RHAPSODY IN BLUE / AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" and "An American in Paris", together here on one of the legendary recordings from 1958-1960 (released on Columbia Records, Sony). On the podium for both interpretations is the grandmaster Leonard Bernstein. "Rhapsody In Blue" is played by the Columbia Symphony Orchestra with the luminary Bernstein himself taking over the piano part. The New York Philharmonic Orchestra then plays "An American In Paris" under his leadership. Critics praised the works by saying they "shine with a compelling choice of tempo, as well as a fantastic balance between suspense and simplicity, emotion and objectivity; because they blossom without getting lost indynamic control."
The recordings are now available in unprecedented sound quality. The original analogue recordings from the years 1958-1960 form the basis of Christoph Stickel's unobtrusive "refurbishing" which aims to avoid any artistic intervention. You, the valued listener, will be transported back into the sound engineer's chair at the time of recording.