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GERSHWIN FANTASY

(1998)


Sony Classical, SK 60659 Music by George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Format: CD Conducted by John Williams
Total Playing Time: 55:18 Joshua Bell, violin
Date: June 3, 2004 London Symphony Orchestra
Cat. No. CO51-203 Recorded in March 1998 in London

John Williams, Conductor & Piano


Track Listing

1. Fantasy For Violin and Orchestra* (20:24)

World Premiere Recording (Arranged by Alexander Courage)

- Prologue
- It Ain't Necessarily So
- I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
- My Man's Gone Now
- Summertime
- There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York
- Bess, You Is My Woman Now
- Oh, Bess, Oh, Where's My Bess?
  (cadenza written by Joshua Bell)
- O Lawd, I'm On My Way

Three Preludes**

(Jascha Heifetz's Transcription for Violin and Piano)

2. I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (1:40)
3. II. Andante (3:48)
4. III. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (1:18)

Songs for Violin and Orchestra*

5. I Got Rhythm (arr. Williams David Brohn) (4:17)
6. Embraceable You (arr. Williams David Brohn) (4:16)
7. Nice Work If You Can Get It (arr. Jonathan Tunick) (3:38)
8. Liza (arr. Williams David Brohn) (3:51)
9. But Not For Me (arr. Jonathan Tunick) (4:18)
10. Sweet and Low-Down (arr. Williams David Brohn) (3:31)
      George Gershwin, piano roll
11. Love Is Here To Stay (arr. Williams David Brohn) (3:44)

Joshua Bell, violin
London Symphony Orchestra*
John Williams, conductor* and piano**











Classic CD
(September 1998)








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