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Archive: I Got Rhythm

Grafenegg Wolkenturm


  • Shani Diluka, piano
  • John Axelrod, conductor


George Gershwin
Cuban Overture
George Gershwin
«Rhapsody in Blue» for Piano and Orchestra
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Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Tahiti Trot op. 16a (Orchestral transcription of Vincent Youmans' «Tea for Two»)
George Gershwin
«I got rhythm» Variations for Piano and Orchestra

Avenues of skyscrapers and fairy-tale worlds: Music from the USA gives an enthusiastic, lively and entertaining out- look on our world. George Gershwin and Duke Ellington both combined European classical music with jazz in tonight’s works. Two men who crossed boundaries, and in whose rhythmic footsteps the Tonkunstler Orchestra, joined by French pianist Shani Diluka and Texan conductor John Axelrod, now follow.

Duke Ellington

«The Nutcracker Suite» for Jazz Band after the Ballet by Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski (in collaboration with Billy Strayhorn, adaption for Orchestra: Jeff Tyzik)


  • Overture

  • Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed Pipes)

  • Danse of the Floreadores (Waltz of the Flowers)

  • Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)

  • Peanut Brittle Brigade (March)


17 Min.