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The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop present a live recording with highlights of Gershwin's self-proclaimed American "Folk Opera" Porgy and Bess, together with a stellar cast and the Morgan State University Choir. Since it's premiere in 1935, Porgy and Bess has been one of the most significant attempts to - following Antonin Dvorák's famous instruction of 1893 - create American classical music inspired by Afro-American styles such as jazz, spirituals and the blues. It has also proven to be a powerful catalyst for bringing more diverse casts to the opera stage. The hard-knock life at a Charleston waterfront tenement is presented here by an outstanding cast including Lester Lynch (Porgy), Angel Blue (Bess, Clara and Serena), Chauncey Packer (Sportin' Life) and Kevin Short (Crown, Jake). Marin Alsop is one of today's most acclaimed conductors, and the first woman to serve as the head of a major orchestra in the United States, South America, Austria and Britain. The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world's preeminent orchestras. Multi-award-winning soprano Angel Blue is one of the most promising voices of her generation, while Chauncey Packer is arguably one of the greatest and sought-after Sportin' Life interpreters today. Lester Lynch and Kevin Short both enjoy a flourishing stage career, as well as a vast PENTATONE discography.
The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop present a live recording with highlights of Gershwin's self-proclaimed American "Folk Opera" Porgy and Bess, together with a stellar cast and the Morgan State University Choir. Since it's premiere in 1935, Porgy and Bess has been one of the most significant attempts to - following Antonin Dvorák's famous instruction of 1893 - create American classical music inspired by Afro-American styles such as jazz, spirituals and the blues. It has also proven to be a powerful catalyst for bringing more diverse casts to the opera stage. The hard-knock life at a Charleston waterfront tenement is presented here by an outstanding cast including Lester Lynch (Porgy), Angel Blue (Bess, Clara and Serena), Chauncey Packer (Sportin' Life) and Kevin Short (Crown, Jake). Marin Alsop is one of today's most acclaimed conductors, and the first woman to serve as the head of a major orchestra in the United States, South America, Austria and Britain. The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world's preeminent orchestras. Multi-award-winning soprano Angel Blue is one of the most promising voices of her generation, while Chauncey Packer is arguably one of the greatest and sought-after Sportin' Life interpreters today. Lester Lynch and Kevin Short both enjoy a flourishing stage career, as well as a vast PENTATONE discography.
827949088360

Details

Format: CD
Label: PENTATONE
Rel. Date: 07/09/2021
UPC: 827949088360

Porgy & Bess (Highlights) (Hybr)
Artist: Gershwin / Alsop
Format: CD
New: Available $17.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. * Act 1 Introduction
2. Scene 1: Catfish Row, a Summer Evening
3. Summertime
4. A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
5. * Scene 2: Serena's Room, the Following Night
6. Where Is Brudder Robbins? He's a Gone, Gone Gone
7. Overflow
8. My Man's Gone Now
9. * Act 2 - Scene 1: Catfish Row, a Month Later
10. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
11. Lo' Bess, Goin' to Picnic?
12. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
13. Oh, I Can't Sit Down
14. Porgy, I Hates to Go
15. * Scene 2: Kittiwah Island, Evening, the Same Day
16. It Ain't Necessarily So
17. Hear What I Tell You
18. What You Want Wid Bess?
19. * Scene 3: Catfish Row, Before Dawn, a Week Later
20. Now de Time, Oh Gawd - I Loves You, Porgy
21. * Act 3 - Scene 1: Catfish Row, the Next Night
22. Andantino Dolente
23. Clara, Clara - Jesus Is Walkin' on de Water
24. * Scene 2: Catfish Row, the Next Afternoon
25. Cheer Up, Sistuh
26. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
27. You Low Crawlin' Hound!
28. * Scene 3: Catfish Row, a Week Later
29. Thank Gawd I's Home Again!
30. Oh Lawd, I'm on My Way

More Info:

The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop present a live recording with highlights of Gershwin's self-proclaimed American "Folk Opera" Porgy and Bess, together with a stellar cast and the Morgan State University Choir. Since it's premiere in 1935, Porgy and Bess has been one of the most significant attempts to - following Antonin Dvorák's famous instruction of 1893 - create American classical music inspired by Afro-American styles such as jazz, spirituals and the blues. It has also proven to be a powerful catalyst for bringing more diverse casts to the opera stage. The hard-knock life at a Charleston waterfront tenement is presented here by an outstanding cast including Lester Lynch (Porgy), Angel Blue (Bess, Clara and Serena), Chauncey Packer (Sportin' Life) and Kevin Short (Crown, Jake). Marin Alsop is one of today's most acclaimed conductors, and the first woman to serve as the head of a major orchestra in the United States, South America, Austria and Britain. The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world's preeminent orchestras. Multi-award-winning soprano Angel Blue is one of the most promising voices of her generation, while Chauncey Packer is arguably one of the greatest and sought-after Sportin' Life interpreters today. Lester Lynch and Kevin Short both enjoy a flourishing stage career, as well as a vast PENTATONE discography.

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