Friday Night is Music Night: Michael Feinstein > Concert Cast


Recording Details

Date
August 29, 2014
Type
Noncommercial Audio / Concert Cast
Method
Live
Language
English
Location
England / London
Theatre/Venue
Hackney Empire
Group/Studio
BBC Radio 2
Music
Harold Arlen (565), George Gershwin (837), Jerry Herman (253), Frederick Loewe (410), Stephen Sondheim (663), Charles Strouse (200)
Lyrics
Lee Adams (92), Ira Gershwin (703), E.Y. Harburg (365), Jerry Herman (253), Alan Jay Lerner (452), Stephen Sondheim (663)
Conductor
Larry Blank (61)
Performer
Michael Feinstein (82), Maria Friedman (71), Joe Stilgoe (8)
Musician
BBC Concert Orchestra (93)
Notes
Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is the leading interpreter of American standards. He's played at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Bowl, the White House and Buckingham Palace and now joins the sixty piece BBC Concert orchestra and Broadway maestro Larry Blank for a very special Friday Night Is Music Night, dedicated to the art and craft of the great songwriters.

Michael's fascination with the American Songbook began in Columbus, Ohio. It was here that he began playing piano at the age of five. After graduating from high school, he worked in local piano bars for two years, moving to Los Angeles when he was 20. Then the widow of the legendary concert pianist-actor Oscar Levant introduced him to Ira Gershwin in July 1977. Michael became Gershwin's assistant for six years, which earned him access to numerous unpublished Gershwin songs, many of which he has since performed and recorded. Gershwin's influence led to his becoming a composer and arranger of his own original music and an outstanding interpreter of music legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, Harry Warren and of course George and Ira Gershwin.

Tonight he shares personal memories of those greats, together with their music and songs, in the company of his special guests.
Shortcode
[r30459]

Releases

Format
Radio Broadcast
Label
BBC Radio 2
Released
2014-09-05
Country
UK
Length
1:55:42
Lists
4 collectors / 2 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl48792]
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2. I Won't Send Roses
3. A Lot of Livin' To Do
4. Almost Like Being In Love
5. Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead
6. Raintree Country
7. How About You
8. Has He Come Too Late
9. You And I
10. Astaire Medley
11. An American in Paris
12. Embraceable You
13. Alexander's Ragtime Band
14. You Give A Little
15. No One Is Alone
16. Broadway Baby
17. Sinatra Medley

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