classical music: american
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris / Porgy and Bess Suite (Catfish Row) / Cuban Overture
Chicago Symphony Orch.
Deutsche Grammophon, 1993
Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue / An American In Paris
Sousa's Greatest Hits
John Philip Sousa
United States Marine Band
Altissimo Records, 2012
Known as "the President's Own," the U.S. Marine Band has played for every inauguration since Thomas Jefferson. Today they give 450 public performances each year, plus 200 more at the White House. Listen as this crack military band plays 18 rousing melodies.
Dvorak and America
Naxos American Classics, 2014
The centerpiece of this programme is the first ever recording of the Hiawatha Melodrama, a concert work for narrator and orchestra designed to show the kinship between Dvorak's New World Symphony and Longfellow's poem The Song of Hiawatha, which Dvorak said had inspired him in the symphony. It takes music from the symphony, as well as passages from the American Suite and Violin Sonatina, and fuses them with the poem, which is recited by a ...
2011 album from the Italian trio who first appeared on the popular talent show Ti Lascio Una Canzone and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard "O Sole Mio." The boys won the competition easily. Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca recorded Il Volo in Los Angeles and Rome, as well as at London's famed Abbey Road Studios. The album is a stellar showcase for these three young singers' astonishing vocal talent ...
A Musical Affair (Amazon Exclusive Version)
A Musical Affair is Il Divo's first compilation of songs inspired by Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Carousel and West Side Story and features stellar duet partners Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth, Nicole Scherzinger, Heather Headley and Michael Ball. The album showcases Il Divo's signature romantic and emotional interpretation of heartfelt classics like "Some Enchanted Evening" (South Pacific), "Bring Him Home," (Les ...
Steven Sharp Nelson
Stone Angel Music, Inc., 2006
Cellist Steven Sharp Nelson is best known for his award winning string arrangements and energetic performances with artists such as Jon Schmidt, Peter Breinholt, Paul Cardall and many more. Now, in his personal album debut, Steven Sharp Nelson delivers a powerful, yet reverent interpretation of various inspirational cello pieces. Relax and enjoy his performances of The Water is Wide with Peter Breinholt, Claire Delune with Jon Schmidt, Jesu, Joy ...
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake / American Ballet Theatre, Murphy, Corella
Image Entertainment, 2005
Gillian Murphy and Angel Corella star in this American Ballet Theatre production of the Tchaikovsky ballet.
Copland Conducts Copland: Fanfare / Appalachian
The Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos
Angel Records, 1994
Here is the two-decades-in-the-making recording from the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, featuring Gregorian Chant a millennium-old, recorded with up-to-date technology. Indescribably moving.
American Angels - Songs of Hope, Redemption, & Glory
harmonia mundi, 2004
Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls, Vol. 1
Imagine hearing George Gershwin play his own compositions in pristine sound! Pianist/scholar Artis Wodehouse transferred the rarest and most desirable of the over 130 piano rolls Gershwin made for player piano to the Yamaha Disklavier, which reproduced Gershwin's own performances on a 9-foot concert grand (or, in the case of American in Paris , two concert grands!).
Eugene Marie Henri Fouques Duparc
Guilty Pleasures is the long-awaited follow-up to Renees Grammy winner The Beautiful Voice. This album allows Renee to indulge in musical cherry-picking, singing songs and arias in eight different languages. The sheer, unabashed beauty of these pieces provides their thematic connection. Ranging from familiar favorites like the Flower Duet from Lakme (sung with Renees friend Susan Graham) to rapturous, rarely-heard melodies of Tchaikovsky, Dvorak ...
The Wind Beneath My Wings
The Galway Pops Orchestra
RCA Victor, 1991
Song of Home
Tone Poems / Don Juan / Death & Transfiguration
Reference Recordings, 2013
Thrilling live performances from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in brilliant audiophile sound! This release is planned as the first in a series of multi-channel hybrid SACD recordings from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, on the FRESH! series from Reference Recordings. For more than 116 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been known for its artistic excellence. The PSO has a rich history of the world s finest conductors and ...
Don Quixote / Baryshnikov, Harvey, American Ballet Theatre
Kultur Video, 2003
Choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov after Petipa and Gorsky's original staging, this sparkling full-length production captures all the excitement, Spanish flair, and humor of Cervantes' masterpiece. It is one of the most popular and joyful ballets.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Fresh on the heels of Praise to the Man comes a work years in the making. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: American Folk Hymns and Spirituals is a stunning work of artistry featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.This collection showcases the world- class arrangements of Mack Wilberg (recently appointed as Music Director of the Choir), who has long had a passion for the music and melodies of the common man as ...
Music Is Better Than Words
Universal Republic, 2011
2011 album from the creative force behind Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. Music Is Better Than Words is a crisp sounding orchestral/big band record that features MacFarlane singing some of the hidden musical gems of the `40s and `5os. Introducing this rich sound and classic integrity to a new audience, the album features duets with beloved artists Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles, and was arranged, conducted, and produced by ...
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