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An American in Paris

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CD; CD Recording; Masterworks. 20th Century; Masterwork. Published by Alfred Music (AP.99-8559107).

Item Number: AP.99-8559107

20th Century; Masterwork.

George Gerswhin's An American in Paris provides a further synthesis of the jazz that he saw as the essentially American folk-music and the traditional classical orchestra. This finds a further place in his triumphantly successful black opera Porgy and Bess, from which Robert Russell Bennett has drawn a Symphonic Picture. Cuban Overture turns to the characteristic rumba, while Gershwin in Hollywood is an instrumental arrangement by Bennett of some of Gershwin's best known songs.