Sarah Vaughan Sings Broadway: Great Songs from Hit Shows is a 1958 studio album by Sarah Vaughan. The album was arranged by Hal Mooney, supervised by Bob Shad. Disc One. "A Tree in the Park" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 2:43 - Peggy-Ann (1926). Little Girl Blue" (Rodgers, Hart) - 3:51 - Jumbo (1935). Comes Love" (Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, Sam H. Stept) - 2:34 - Yokel Boy (1939). But Not for Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:27 - Girl Crazy (1930).
George Gershwin wrote great songs and shows for the theatre, but he always fancied himself as a serious composer. And he was - in fact, one of the 20th century’s greatest. George Gershwin was born in New York City into a Russian Jewish immigrant family. As a boy, George frequented the local Yiddish theatres, ran errands for them and appeared onstage as an extra. Around the age of 10, he took to playing the piano his parents had bought for his older brother Ira. 2. 'The boy is a genius'.
Summertime" is an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The song soon became a popular and much recorded jazz standard, described as "without doubt. one of the finest songs the composer ever wrote.
Written-By – George And Ira Gershwin. Tracks 2-7 to 2-16 are bonus tracks not included in the original release Sarah Vaughan - Great Songs From Hit Shows. 1-1 Introduced in 1926 by Helen Ford in "Peggy-Ann" 1-2 Introduced in 1935 by Gloria Grafton in "Billy Rose's Jumbo" 1-3 Introduced in 1939 by Dixie Dunbar in "Yokel Boy" 1-4 Introduced in 1930 by Ginger Rogers in "Girl Crazy" 1-5 Introduced in 1948 by Doretta Morrow and Brian Palmer in "Where's Charlie?"
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This is a piece that Gershwin took a full 11 months to compose and nine months to orchestrate, all based on the initial inspiration from a drama written by playwright Dorothy Heyward. Opening up the score is Gershwin's dazzling and seductive tune "Summertime," a landslide mark of musical brilliance. So daring and stylish do the quartet seem, that they bring quite a sense of dynamics and energy to the performance.
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story released: 2011. Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concert in F, Second Rhapsody, "I Got Rhytm" Variations released: 2010. Songs from the Shows, Overtures (New Princess Theater Orchestra feat. conductor: John McGlinn, soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa) released: 2010. BBC Music, Volume 18, Number 7: American Classics: Bernstein, Gershwin, Grofé & Ellington released: 2010. Rhapsody in Blue (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig feat. conductor: Riccardo Chailly, piano: Stefano Bollani) released: 2010. The Gershwin Album (The Philadelphia Orchestra feat. conductor: Eugene Ormany, piano: Philippe Entremont) released: 1983. Porgy and Bess (Houston Grand Opera Cast & Orchestra feat. conductor: John DeMain, bass-baritone: Donnie Ray Albert, soprano: Clamma Dale) released: 1983. Grand Canyon Suite, Porgy and Bess released: 1983.
George Gershwin: George Gershwin, one of the most significant and popular American composers of all time. He wrote primarily for the Broadway musical theatre, but his orchestral and piano compositions were also important. His notable works included the composition Rhapsody in Blue and the opera Porgy and Bess. In an era when sheet-music sales determined the popularity of a song, song pluggers such as Gershwin worked long hours pounding out tunes on the piano for potential customers. Although Gershwin’s burgeoning creativity was hampered by his three-year stint in plugger’s purgatory (as Gershwin biographer Isaac Goldberg termed it), it was nevertheless an experience that greatly improved his dexterity and increased his skills at improvisation and transposing.
Gershwin: George Gershwin's Songbook: V. I Got Rhythm. George Gershwin's Songbook: No. 5, I Got Rhythm. A Gershwin Songbook: improvisations on songs by George Gershwin: Fascinating rhythm (Lady, be Good). Fascinating Rhythm/Someone To Watch Over Me Album Version. Morton Gould, His Piano and Orchestra. Gershwin: George Gershwin's Songbook: IV. Fascinating Rhythm.
|A1||Of Thee I Sing|
|A2||Someone To Watch Over Me|
|A3||Bidin' My Time|
|B1||Song Of The Flame|
|B2||The Man I Love|