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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Strike Up the Band - Overture - Promenade - Catfish Row

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, Orion Weiss, John Fullam

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"I would describe (Weiss’s) performance here as lovingly sensitive and very detailed …"
- American Record Guide

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Strike Up the Band  
1
Overture (arr. D. Rose for orchestra)
George Gershwin; Don Rose; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
6:56
2
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. F. Grofe for piano and orchestra)
Ferde Grofe; George Gershwin; Orion Weiss; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
18:28
3
Promenade (arr. S. Berkowitz for clarinet and orchestra)
George Gershwin; Sol Berkowitz; John Fullam; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
3:32
Catfish Row: Suite from Porgy and Bess (arr. S. Bowen for orchestra)  
4
I. Catfish Row
George Gershwin; Steven Browen; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
6:52
5
II. Porgy Sings
George Gershwin; Steven Browen; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
5:13
6
III. Fugue
George Gershwin; Steven Browen; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
1:50
7
IV. Hurricane
George Gershwin; Steven Browen; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
4:03
8
V. Good Mornin' Sistuh!
George Gershwin; Steven Browen; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
7:27
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    54:21
"... a marvelous disc ... explores the full range of Gershwin’s considerable gifts ... Falletta and the Buffalo forces really capture the spirit of the work ... the whole disc has spectacular sound and everyone gives 100 percent."
- Classical.Net

"The overwhelming impression of this performance, indeed of the whole album, is how much Falletta loves this music ... beautiful sound engineering throughout, with an especially good bass response. JoAnn Falletta truly is a gift to American music."
- Fanfare

Conductor JoAnn Falletta's second Gershwin album includes some of the composer's best known material, including his masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue with guest pianist Orion Weiss. Promenade, reconstructed from a 1937 film score, features solo clarinetist John Fullam who adapted this piece for clarinet and orchestra. The album's closer, Catfish Row, is Gershwin’s concert suite from the opera Porgy and Bess.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit*, 192 kHz / 24-bit*, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

*Recorded in PCM 96 kHz / 24-bit.
Mastered in PCM 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit and DSD 2.8224 MHz / 1-bit, 5.6448 MHz / 1-bit.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system.
In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors.The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 96kHz/24-bit resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier and (if needed) will be EQ’d before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.

DSD 2.8224 MHz/1-bit and PCM 352.8kHz/24-bit and 192kHz/24-bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.

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