Porgy & Bess Suite
George Gershwin

Porgy & Bess Suite

The Houdini's / Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam

CCS 8395 - 0723385839521

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Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam and The Houdini's have known each other since their respective foundations 7 and 8 years ago. That was because members of both ensembles were former members of the orchestra of Boulevard of Broken Dreams, an ensemble which performed popular repertoire from the 1920s and 30s. Both the Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam and The Houdini's soon proved to be individualists, each in their own field. Their shared intensity of commitment, combined with interest in each other's activities, led to a heartfelt wish for some kind of combined performance. What better vehicle for the combined talents of a classical and a jazz ensemble than Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess?.... Pianist/arranger Bert van den Brink composed a suite especially for us, giving both groups a chance to shine. The success of van den Brink's arrangment, the premiere at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw (with a TV recording), Richard Dufallo's inspiring conducting, and the dedication - and above all the expertise - of Channel Classics, who recorded a number of live performances for this CD, have made the whole project a feast - a feast of old familiars and good friends! Angelo Verploegen, The Houdinis translation: David Shapero

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    Clara
    05:16
  • 2
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    I Loves You Porgy
    05:07
  • 3
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    Summertime
    07:06
  • 4
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    My Man's Gone Now
    08:47
  • 5
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    Fuga Blues (original B.van Den Brink)
    03:35
  • 6
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    Buzzard Song
    08:35
  • 7
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    It Ain't Necessarily So
    05:11
  • 8
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    Bess, You Is My Woman Now
    09:44
  • 9
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    I'm On My Way
    03:45
  • 10
    Someone to Watch Over Me
    06:17