Selections from Porgy and Bess: Violin and Piano by George Gershwin(Fretted). Long out of print, these virtuoso transcriptions by the legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz date from 1947, and have previously been available only separately. These showpieces capture the excitement of Gershwins score in a unique and fascinating way. Includes: It Aint Necessarily So * Summertime * A Woman Is a Sometime Thing * I Got Plenty O Nuttin * Bess, You Is My Woman * Tempo Di Blues.
Porgy and Bess (arr. R.R. Bennett)
Porgy and Bess - Selections (PVG)
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When Porgy and Bess was first staged in , nearly a decade had elapsed since George Gershwin first chanced upon the debut novel of a real estate salesman turned poet, DuBose Heyward Porgy was the title of Heyward's brief but character-rich story. It had been loosely inspired by the real-life figure of a crippled beggar, Samuel Smalls, from an impoverished black tenement near the waterfront of his native Charleston.
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Decca Presents Selections from George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess consists of two volumes of records, the first from , and the next from The album was the first to record selections from George Gershwin 's opera Porgy and Bess as sung by members of the original Broadway cast from Decca Records originally released this first volume on 4 twelve-inch 78 rpm shellac records assigned the numbers , , and After Porgy and Bess was revived on Broadway in , Decca brought the cast from the revival together to record more songs not already recorded two years earlier, issuing a new "Volume Two. A few years later, Decca re-released the albums as on LP set entitled Selections from Porgy and Bess in February , DL , deceptively billing it as "the original cast album" though only selected members of two separate casts participated. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
November 26, by Molly Phelan. Wait, were there any fun parts of the 's? Well, it's a complicated work Let's start with a little background on George Gershwin. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in His family members were Russian Jewish immigrants and he grew up near the Yiddish Theater District, where he and his brother attended shows and even appeared as an extra occasionally.