Gershwin Rhapsody In Blue
A noted Gershwin interpreter at the keyboard, Wayne Marshall celebrates the 100th anniversary of Rhapsody in Blue “a quick wit and a cool head, the ability to convey (just as Gershwin strove to do) the jazzman’s freewheeling, rhapsodic manner alongside a concert pianist’s formality.” (Gramophone) Leading three other American classics from the conductor’s podium, Marshall finds the common thread among Copland’s spiky tribute to the theater, Bernstein’s dreamy dance sequence from a Broadway hit, and Ellington’s tribute to the Manhattan neighborhood where Black culture soared.
Wayne Marshall, conductor and piano
COPLAND Music for the Theatre
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
BERNSTEIN On the Town: Three Dance Episodes