Porgy and Bess

October 8, 2004 at 04:39 AM · Does anyone have a recommendation for a recording of the Gershwin/Heifetz Porgy and Bess adaptations? I'm working on it right now, and I'd like to hear a really sizzling interpretation to inspire me.

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October 8, 2004 at 06:59 AM · Not to be a shameless self promoter (but I will be anyway) here are some streams and mp3s of mine one of which is the Gershwin/Heifetz 'It Ain't Necessarily So' hope you like it!

http://music.download.com/naterobinson/3600-8296_32-100284613.html

October 8, 2004 at 09:08 AM · Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Itzhak Perlman, and Sarah Chang, have recorded 'It Ain't Necessarily So'; of course, Heifezt himself recorded all five. Each master interprets Gershwin differently and yet beuatifully; in my opinion, however,listening to the songs performed by a great diva, such as Jessye Norman or Dame Kiri te Kanawa, could be even more expiring. Let us know!

November 6, 2004 at 01:11 AM · You should check out Joshua Bell's Gershwin Fantasy. It's one of my favorites of his The first track is Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra on Porgy and Bess. He REALLY plays well on this cd.

November 6, 2004 at 08:42 AM · I heard on the radio Summertime/Heifetz with Shaham playing...superb!

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