Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite; Mississippi Suite; Gershwin: Porgy and Bess – A Symphonic Picture


Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite; Mississippi Suite; Gershwin: Porgy and Bess – A Symphonic Picture
Antal Doráti; Howard Hanson
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4429496
Barcode
00028944294965
Format
1-CD
About
TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

FERDE GROFÉ
Grand Canyon Suite
Mississippi Suite*

GEORGE GERSHWIN
Porgy and Bess – A Symphonic Picture (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra*
Howard Hanson*

Reviews

‘superlative Decca recording, very much in the demonstration class … Yet the performance combines subtlety with spectacle and this version is very much in a class of its own’ [Grand Canyon Suite] *** Penguin Guide to CDs

‘Persuasively presented, especially the exuberant portrait of Huckleberry Finn’ [Mississippi Suite]
**(*) Penguin Guide to CDs

‘never more beautifully recorded … the performance is totally memorable and the sound quite superb’ [Porgy and Bess] *** Penguin Guide to CDs

‘This disc is a must-have…stunningly well recorded and played to the nines… a very attractive issue’ MusicWeb

‘… this CD is hard to resist’ Fanfare

‘conducted with bags of conviction, rhythmic animation and a sense of purpose, and with playing of real quality’ International Record Review