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Please let me know Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue - what you suggest as Best Modern Digital High Resolution Recording and performance?

 

Download Links would be great :)

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Please let me know Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue - what you suggest as Best Modern Digital High Resolution Recording and performance?

Download Links would be great :)

 

Is it necessary that it be a "modern" recording? If not, the RCA SACD of Arthur Fiedler & Earl Wild's 1959 recording is a very nice sounding disc and a good performance to boot. Amazon sells the original RCA SACD for only $9.99 and Acoustic Sounds has a (differently remastered) DSD download of it for $18.98.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Rhapsody-Blue-American-Paris-Earl/dp/B0002XNLTW

 

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/110038/Arthur_Fiedler-Gershwin_An_American_In_Paris__Rhapsody_In_Blue-DSD_Single_Rate_28MHz64fs_Download

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I also like the Bernstein with the NYP; it's from 1959 - is that "modern" enough? It has been remastered.

 

There's also an very interesting one with Michael Tilson Thomas using the original score for jazz a big band (as originally written, before it became known as an "orchestral" piece), and using George Gershwin himself as the piano soloist, via a piano roll "recording" of him playing the piano part.

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For a very nice recent high-res version, I can very much recommend Grosvenor's recording on Decca.

 

 

Note sure where you're based. While Qobuz and e-onkyo have it in 24/96, I was surprised that the typical US sites don't seem to have it, which is weird for a recent new Decca release.

 

Rhapsody In Blue: Saint-Säens, Ravel, Gershwin | Compositeurs Divers par Benjamin GrosvenorÂ*– Download and listen to the album

 

Rhapsody In Blue: Saint-Säens, Ravel, Gershwin - ハイレゾ音源配信サイト【e-onkyo music】

 

You'll find a very nice review here: http://www.thepianofiles.com/2012/09/24/cd-review-benjamin-grosvenors-rhapsody-in-blue/:

 

Grosvenor unaffectedly fuses the work’s unique combination of jazzy and classical elements, with infectious vitality in his rhythmic drive, incredibly suave sensuality in lyrical passages, and crisply articulated passages flawlessly contrasted with fluidly phrased melodic lines

 

Couldn't have said it better.

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Not the best high resolution recording, but if you are a Gershwin fan you should look for the 1925 Piano Roll recordings of Rhapsody in Blue with Gershwin himself on piano and backed by the Columbia Jazz Orchestra with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting. They took an original piano roll, covered up all the holes except those of the piano and played that on a Steinway player piano. Then, dubbed in the orchestra. It is really fascinating and is at a much faster tempo than we currently hear. I have it on vinyl and it made it to CD although I am not sure where it is currently available. Ther are some YouTube videos of it.

 

Here is some information on the vinyl

 

https://www.discogs.com/George-Gershwin-Accompanied-By-Michael-Tilson-Thomas-Conducting-Columbia-Jazz-Band-Rhapsody-In-Blue-/release/2894964

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My favorite recording is available in DVD/Blu-ray media.

 

Seiji Ozawa conducts A Gershwin Night

Berliner Philharmoniker (Actor), Marcus Roberts Trio (Actor)

https://www.amazon.com/Seiji-Ozawa-conducts-Gershwin-Blu-ray/dp/B00ZVSGYDI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481724200&sr=8-1&keywords=Seiji+Ozawa+Conducts+a+Gershwin+Night

 

In spite of my search, no release in high-resolution format was found, unfortunately.

If you rip audio tracks from the Blu-ray disk, you can obtain 48kHz/24bit PCM Stereo or 5.1.

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I have a few copies (CDs) of the Michael Tilson Thomas recording of the 1925 Piano Roll recordings of Rhapsody in Blue with Gershwin himself on piano and backed by the Columbia Jazz Orchestra! It is one of my favorites, but as stated, not very hi-res.

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I must admit I'm sometimes a bit puzzled by somebody opening a thread asking for help, receiving plenty of useful advice, and then never bothering to show up again in the thread to give any kind of feedback.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm always happy to help, but some form of acknowledgement would be nice.

 

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I must admit I'm sometimes a bit puzzled by somebody opening a thread asking for help, receiving plenty of useful advice, and then never bothering to show up again in the thread to give any kind of feedback.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm always happy to help, but some form of acknowledgement would be nice.

 

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Hi - Thanks for the help. I was looking for modern recordings in hi-res and it seems the good ones were from 1925. I will look into the Benjamin Grosvenor on Decca but I am in the USA so may not be able to obtain them?

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I must admit I'm sometimes a bit puzzled by somebody opening a thread asking for help, receiving plenty of useful advice, and then never bothering to show up again in the thread to give any kind of feedback.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm always happy to help, but some form of acknowledgement would be nice.

 

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and I can't get it :(

 

Dear HIGHRESAUDIO Visitor,

 

"...due to territorial constraints and also different releases dates in each country you currently can`t purchase this album. We are updating our release dates twice a week. So, please feel free to check from time-to-time, if the album is available for your country."

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and I can't get it :(

 

Dear HIGHRESAUDIO Visitor,

 

"...due to territorial constraints and also different releases dates in each country you currently can`t purchase this album. We are updating our release dates twice a week. So, please feel free to check from time-to-time, if the album is available for your country."

 

still searching for a modern era recorded, well recorded, great performance of Rhapsody in Blue in high res for USA download :)

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still searching for a modern era recorded, well recorded, great performance of Rhapsody in Blue in high res for USA download :)

 

Have you tried Prestoclassical? http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Decca/4783527

 

 

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Have you tried Prestoclassical? Presto Classical - Benjamin Grosvenor plays Rhapsody in Blue - Decca: 4783527

 

 

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Thanks but they only have CD quality :(

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and I can't get it :(

 

Dear HIGHRESAUDIO Visitor,

 

"...due to territorial constraints and also different releases dates in each country you currently can`t purchase this album. We are updating our release dates twice a week. So, please feel free to check from time-to-time, if the album is available for your country."

 

Solution: VPN/proxy server. Use German server. Purchase album. Turn off VPN/Proxy server.

Download album you have paid for.

 

I've bought albums from them many times this way.

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