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Archive: Gershwin on tour. An American in paris

Grafenegg Auditorium

Instrumentation

  • Theresita Colloredo, actress
  • Severin von Hoensbroech, stage direction
  • Karen Asatrian, piano
  • Yukari Saito, conductor

Programmes

Carl Bratfisch
Steinmetz March, Excerpt
George Gershwin
«Fascinating rhythm» from the Musical «Lady be good» (Arr. for Piano)
George Gershwin
«Oh, Lady be good!» from the Musical «Lady be good» (Arr. for Piano)
George Gershwin
«Bidin' my time» from the Musical «Girl Crazy» (Arr. for Piano)
Leonello Casucci
«Just a Gigolo» (Arr. for Piano)
Thomas Fats Waller
«Ain't Misbehavin'» (in collaboration with Harry Brooks) (Arr. for Piano)
Cole Porter
«Begin the Beguine» from the Musical «Jubilee» (Arr. for Piano)
George Gershwin
«An American in Paris»
James P Johnson
«Charleston» for Piano

The concert has begun, the orchestra is playing the opening chords, when suddenly a lady enters the hall. All eyes are on her. She is invited onto the stage by the conductor and begins to tell a story: of George Gershwin, the great pianist, of her secret love for him in 1920s New York and of their reunion in Paris. The journey continues to famous melodies from the Broadway musicals of the time; the audience dances the Charleston and experiences the music in a humorous parade of images.

Antonín Dvorák

Slavonic Dance in c minor op. 46/7

Movements

  • Allegro assai

Duration

3 Min.

Creation

1878