Porgy and Bess > Original Broadway Cast Rehearsal


Show Details

Show
Porgy and Bess (95)
Music
George Gershwin (840)
Lyrics
Ira Gershwin (705), DuBose Heyward (104)
Book
DuBose Heyward (104)

Recording Details

Date
June 26, 1931
Type
Noncommercial Audio / Stage Cast
Method
Live
Language
English
Conductor
George Gershwin (840)
Performer
Anne Brown (19), Todd Duncan (22), Ruby Elzy (5), Edward Matthews (8), Abbie Mitchell (2)
Notes
Rehearsal audio of the original Broadway cast of Porgy & Bess (as broadcast on the radio)
Shortcode
[r24709]

Releases

Title
Gershwin Performs Gershwin: Rare Recordings 1931-1935
Format
CD
Label
Musicmasters 5062
Released
1991-08-13
Barcode
016126506227
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Also Contains
Music by Gershwin - 1934 Radio Show
Music by Gershwin - 1934 Radio Show
Liner Notes
Edward Jablonski (48)
Performer
Rudy Vallée (58)
Notes
Contains two 15-minute episodes of the 1934 "Music by Gershwin" radio program (complete with commercials), an interview on the Rudy Vallée "Fleischmann Hour" Radio Show, and rehearsals for the Second Rhapsody and Porgy and Bess conducted by Gershwin himself.
# Tracks
22
Lists
24 collectors / 6 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl13865]
1. Music by Gershwin Radio Program (Signature, February 19, 1934) 1:31
2. Of Thee I Sing, musical (Overture) 3:31
3. The Man I Love, song (from Strike Up the Band, 1st version; orig. composed for Lady, Be Good!) 4:42
4. I Got Rhythm, song (from Girl Crazy, 1930) 2:45
5. Music by Gershwin Radio Program (Commercial for Phenamint (February 19, 1934)) 0:57
6. Music by Gershwin Radio Program (Swanee / Sign-off, February 19, 1934) 1:14
7. Music by Gershwin Radio Program (Signature, April 30, 1934) 1:26
8. Mine, song (from Let 'em Eat Cake, musical) 1:04
9. Variations on "I Got Rhythm," for piano & orchestra (or 2 Pianos) 8:32
10. Love Is Sweeping the Country, song (from Of Thee I Sing, musical) 0:59
11. Music by Gershwin Radio Program (Commercial for Phenamint (April 30, 1934)) 1:26
12. Music by Gershwin Radio Program (Public service message ("Wintergreen for President") and Sign-Off, April 30, 1934) 1:13
13. Gershwin Song-Book, song transcriptions (18) for piano (Variations on "Fascinating Rhythm" / Variations on "Liza") 2:26
14. Preludes (3) for piano (Second Prelude) 2:31
15. Interview with George Gershwin on the Rudy Vallée "Fleischmann Hour" Radio Program, November 10, 1932 1:28
16. I Got Rhythm, song (from Girl Crazy, 1930) 1:09
17. Second Rhapsody, for piano & orchestra ("Rhapsody in Rivets") (Rehearsal performance, June 26, 1931) 14:24
18. Porgy and Bess Rehearsal performance. Summertime (preceded by radio introduction, July 19, 1935 -- Abbie Mitchell 4:07
19. Porgy and Bess Rehearsal performance. A Woman Is a Sometime Thing -- Edward Matthews 2:30
20. Porgy and Bess Rehearsal performance. Act 1. Scene 1. Finale 1:40
21. Porgy and Bess Rehearsal performance. My Man's Gone Now -- Ruby Elzy 4:14
22. Porgy and Bess Rehearsal performance. Bess, You Is My Woman Now -- Todd Duncan, Anne Brown 5:34

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