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Author Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972, performer.

Title A rhapsody in blue [sound recording] : the extraordinary life of Oscar Levant / Oscar Levant.

Edition Special edition.
Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Sony Music Entertainment, 2018.
℗©2018
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 Nichols Adult Compact Discs Oversize  CLASSICAL LEVANT O RHAPSODY    LOST AND PAID
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Description 8 audio discs : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + book (120 pages : illustrations, chiefly color ; 28 x 28 cm)
audio file CD audio rda
Note Compact discs.
Title from book spine.
Most music previously released (1942-1958).
Contents Disc 1: Oscar Levant plays Gershwin. Concerto in F (30:50) -- Rhapsody in blue (12:46) -- Second rhapsody (13:25) -- "I got rhythm" variations (8:51).
Disc 2: Oscar Levant plays popular moderns. Preludes for piano / George Gershwin (5:36) -- Les collines d'anacapri (2:35) ; Jardins sous la pluie (2:46) / Claude Debussy -- Toccata in C major (0:54) ; Nocturne (2:25) / Valery Zhelobinsky -- Prelude in A minor (0:51) ; The age of gold -- suite (1:49) / Dmitri Shostakovich -- Sonatine / Maurice Ravel (2:48) -- Sonatina / Oscar Levant (2:45) -- Danza ritual del fuego / Mauel de Falla (3:46) -- Malagueña / Ernesto Lecuona (2:45) -- Pastourelle / Francis Poulenc (1:36) -- Golliwog's cakewalk (2:17) ; La fille aux cheveux de lin (2:19) ; Clair de lune (4:24) / Claude Debussy -- 3 mouvements perpétuels / Francis Poulenc (4:19) -- Danza del molinero (Farruca) / Mauel de Falla (1:50) -- Tango / Isaac Albéniz (2:27) -- Partita no. 1 in B-flat major / Johann Sebastian Bach (10:34).
Disc 3: Oscar Levant plays the music of German, Russian and American composers. Piano sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor "Moonlight" (10:30) ; Piano sonata no. 20 in G major (3:42) ; Piano sonata no. 8 in C minor "Pathétique" (5:40) / Ludwig van Beethoven -- Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod / Richard Wagner (9:56) -- Waltz in A-flat major / Johannes Brahms (1:40) -- Träumerei / Robert Schumann (2:55) -- Intermezzo in A major / Johannes Brahms (4:35) -- Prélude in D minor (2:40) ; Prélude in E-flat major (3:54) ; Prélude in G major (2:50) / Sergei Rachmaninoff -- Sabre dance (2:27) ; Lullaby (3:11) / Aram Khachaturian -- Billy the Kid / Aaron Copland (6:43) -- Blue plate special / Oscar Levant (1:17).
Disc 4: Oscar Levant plays Chopin and Debussy. Étude in G-flat major "Black keys" (1:34) ; Étude in C minor "Revolutionary" (2:16) ; Étude in E major (4:31) ; Nocturne in E-flat major (4:23) ; Nocturne in F-sharp major (3:13) ; Berceuse in D-flat major (4:11) ; Polonaise in A major "Military" (4:2) ; Waltz in G-flat major (2:12) ; Étude in C-sharp minor (1:55) ; Waltz in C-sharp minor (3:14) / Frédéric Chopin -- Reflets dans l'eau (4:24) ; La soirée dans Grenade (4:33) ; General Lavine -- eccentric (2:12) ; Minstrels (2:06) ; La Cathédrale engloutie (4:33) ; Serenade for the doll (2:31) ; The little shepherd (2:02) ; La plus que lente (4:13) ; 2 Arabesques (6:29) / Claude Debussy.
Disc 5: Oscar Levant plays Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Honegger. Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 1 in B-flat minor / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (31:14) -- Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor / Edvard Grieg (27:45) -- Concertino for piano and orchestra / Arthur Honegger (10:20).
Disc 6: Oscar Levant plays Khachaturian and Rubinstein. Concerto for piano and orchestra in D-flat major / Aram Khachaturian (34:49) -- Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 4 in D minor / Anton Rubinstein (34:11).
Disc 7: Oscar Levant plays the music of Liszt, Ravel and Mompou. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (7:02) ; Hungarian rhapsody no. 12 in C-sharp minor (9:59) ; Valse oubliée no. 1 in F-sharp major (3:06) ; Hungarian rhapsody no. 10 in E major (5:59) ; Hungarian rhapsody no. 4 in E-flat major (5:49) ; Hungarian rhapsody no. 13 in A minor (9:27) / Franz Liszt -- Pavane pour une infante défunte (5:29) ; Le tombeau de Couperin (11:13) / Maurice Ravel -- Scènes d'enfants / Frederic Mompou (5:59).
Disc 8: Oscar Levant plays the music of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Scott and Prokofiev. Waltz in C-sharp minor (3:43) ; Mazurka in A minor (4:48) ; Mazurka in B-flat minor (5:29) ; Mazurka in C-sharp minor (2:27) ; Mazurka in A minor (3:28) ; Étude in C minor "Revolutionary" (2:32) / Frédéric Chopin -- Minstrels (2:24) ; General Lavine -- eccentric (2:43) ; Jardins sous la pluie (3:29) ; Serenade for the doll (2:23) / Claude Debussy -- Sonatine / Maurice Ravel (12:25) -- Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra / Sergei Rachmaninoff (2:51) -- The age of gold -- suite / Dmitri Shostakovich (2:05) -- Lotus land / Cyril Scott (4:45) -- Visions fugitives / Sergei Prokofiev (6:13).
Summary At the height of his popularity, Oscar Levant was the highest-paid concert artist in America. He outdrew Horowitz and Rubinstein, with whom he shared the distinction of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He performed under conductors including Toscanini, Beecham, Mitropoulos, Reiner and Ormandy, and was the definitive interpreter of his friend George Gershwin. Levant's 1945 recording of Rhapsody in Blue remained one of Columbia Records' best-selling albums for decades. That classic interpretation and all his other recordings for the label, spanning the years 1942-1958, have now been collected in this set: painstakingly restored and remastered from the original analogue discs and tapes, the vast majority of them are appearing for the first time ever on CD. The 124-page book contains a biographical essay by George Gershwin and Oscar Levant scholar Michael Feinstein, a wealth of photos and fascimiles including a gallery of Alex Steinweiss album covers, as well as a complete recording session and release discography.
Subject Concertos -- Sound recordings.
Rhapsodies (Music) -- Sound recordings.
Canons, fugues, etc. -- Sound recordings.
Jazz -- Sound recordings.
Sonatas -- Sound recordings.
Suites -- Sound recordings.
Waltzes -- Sound recordings.
Tangos -- Sound recordings.
Songs -- Sound recordings.
Mazurkas -- Sound recordings.
Piano music -- Sound recordings.
Canons, fugues, etc.
Concertos.
Jazz.
Mazurkas.
Piano music.
Rhapsodies (Music)
Sonatas.
Songs.
Suites.
Tangos.
Waltzes.
Genre Concertos.
Rhapsodies (Music)
Jazz.
Sonatas.
Suites.
Songs.
Concertos.
Jazz.
Rhapsodies (Music)
Sonatas.
Songs.
Suites.
Added Author Feinstein, Michael, writer of biography.
Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980, conductor.
Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985, conductor.
Gould, Morton, 1913-1996, conductor.
Stern, Isaac, 1920-2001, instrumentalist.
Waxman, Franz, 1906-1967, conductor.
Bring, Lou, conductor.
Kurtz, Efrem, 1900-1995, conductor.
Reiner, Fritz, 1888-1963, conductor.
Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960, conductor.
Container of (work) : Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Concerto, piano, orchestra, F major.
Container of (work) : Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Rhapsody in blue.
Container of (work) : Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Works. Selections; arranged.
Container of (work) : Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. "I got rhythm" variations.
Container of (work) : Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Preludes, piano (1926). No. 1.
Container of (work) : Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Preludes, piano (1926). No. 2.
Container of (work) : Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Preludes, piano (1926). No. 3.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Preludes, piano, book 1. Collines d'Anacapri.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Estampes. Jardins sous la pluie.
Container of (work) : Zhelobinskiĭ, Valeriĭ Viktorovich, 1913-1946. Toccata, piano, C major.
Container of (work) : Zhelobinskiĭ, Valeriĭ Viktorovich, 1913-1946. Nocturne, piano, op. 19. No. 2.
Container of (work) : Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Preludes, piano, op. 34. No. 2.
Container of (work) : Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Zolotoĭ vek.
Container of (work) : Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Sonatina, piano; arranged.
Container of (work) : Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972. Sonatina, piano. Con ritmo.
Container of (work) : Falla, Manuel de, 1876-1946. Amor brujo. Danza ritual del fuego.
Container of (work) : Lecuona, Ernesto, 1896-1963. Andalucía. Malagueña.
Container of (work) : Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Éventail de Jeanne. Pastourelle.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Children's corner. Golliwogg's cake-walk.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Preludes, piano, book 1. Fille aux cheveux de lin.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Suite bergamasque. Clair de lune.
Container of (work) : Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963. Mouvements perpétuels.
Container of (work) : Falla, Manuel de, 1876-1946. Sombrero de tres picos. Danza del molinero.
Container of (work) : Albéniz, Isaac, 1860-1909. España, op. 165. Selections.
Container of (work) : Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Partitas, harpsichord, BWV 825-830.
Container of (work) : Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Sonatas, piano, no. 14, op. 27, no. 2, C♯ minor.
Container of (work) : Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Sonatas, piano, no. 20, op. 49, no. 2, G major.
Container of (work) : Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Sonatas, piano, no. 8, op. 13, C minor.
Container of (work) : Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tristan und Isolde. Liebestod; arranged.
Container of (work) : Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Waltzes, piano, 4 hands, op. 39. No. 15; arranged.
Container of (work) : Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Works. Selections.
Container of (work) : Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. Kinderscenen. Träumerei.
Container of (work) : Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Preludes, piano, op. 23. No. 6.
Container of (work) : Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Preludes, piano, op. 23. No. 3.
Container of (work) : Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Preludes, piano, op. 32. No. 5.
Container of (work) : Khachaturi︠a︡n, Aram, 1903-1978. Gai︠a︡nė. Tanet︠s︡ s sabli︠a︡mi.
Container of (work) : Khachaturi︠a︡n, Aram, 1903-1978. Gai︠a︡nė. Kolybelʹnai︠a︡.
Container of (work) : Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Billy the Kid.
Container of (work) : Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972. Works. Selections.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Etudes, piano, op. 10. No. 5.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Etudes, piano, op. 10. No. 12.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Etudes, piano, op. 10. No. 3.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Etudes, piano, op. 10. No. 4.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Nocturnes, piano, op. 9. No. 2.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Nocturnes, piano, op. 15. No. 2.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Berceuse, piano, op. 57, D♭ major.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Polonaises, piano, op. 40. No. 1.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Waltzes, piano, op. 70. No. 1.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Waltzes, piano, op. 64. No. 2.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Images, piano, 1st ser. Reflets dans l'eau.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Estampes. Soirée dans Grenade.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Preludes, piano, book 2. "Général Lavine"--eccentric.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Preludes, piano, book 1. Minstrels.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Preludes, piano, book 1. Cathédrale engloutie.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Children's corner. Serenade for the doll.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Children's corner. Little shepherd.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Plus que lente.
Container of (work) : Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Arabesques, piano.
Container of (work) : Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 1, op. 23, B♭ minor.
Container of (work) : Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907. Concerto, piano, orchestra, op. 16, A minor.
Container of (work) : Honegger, Arthur, 1892-1955. Concertino, piano, orchestra.
Container of (work) : Khachaturi︠a︡n, Aram, 1903-1978. Concertos, piano, orchestra, D♭ major.
Container of (work) : Rubinstein, Anton, 1829-1894. Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 4, op. 70, D minor.
Container of (work) : Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Rhapsodies hongroises. No 12.
Container of (work) : Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Années de pèlerinage, 2e année. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca.
Container of (work) : Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Valses oubliées. No 1.
Container of (work) : Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Rhapsodies hongroises. No 10.
Container of (work) : Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Rhapsodies hongroises. No 4.
Container of (work) : Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Rhapsodies hongroises. No 13.
Container of (work) : Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Pavane pour une infante défunte.
Container of (work) : Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Tombeau de Couperin.
Container of (work) : Mompou, Federico, 1893-1987. Scènes d'enfants.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Mazurkas, piano, op. 17. No. 4.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Mazurkas, piano, op. 24. No. 4.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Mazurkas, piano, op. 67. No. 4.
Container of (work) : Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Mazurkas, piano, op. 63. No. 3.
Container of (work) : Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Rapsodie sur un thème de Paganini.
Container of (work) : Scott, Cyril, 1879-1970. Pieces, piano, op. 47. Lotus land.
Container of (work) : Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953. Mimoletnosti.
New York Philharmonic, instrumentalist.
Philadelphia Orchestra, instrumentalist.
Morton Gould Orchestra, instrumentalist.
Columbia Concert Orchestra, instrumentalist.
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, instrumentalist.
Standard No. 889854718626
Music No. 88985471862 Sony Classical
LC06868 Sony Music Entertainment
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