Celebrating Gershwin [CD] - The American Piano Duo

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1998 marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth of American musical icon George Gershwin. The American Piano Duo, Jeffrey Shumway of Brigham Young University and Del Parkinson of Boise State, celebrate Gershwin with a tribute album of two-piano, four-hand versions of Gershwin favorites. Friends since boyhood, Shumway and Parkinson are blazing players, and they deliver Gershwin with all the requisite power, buoyancy and sensitivity. It's an all-digital recording, and the package features a new painting of Gershwin, commissioned for the CD.

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1. Cuban Overture
George Gershwin, transcribed Gregory Stone

2. Fantasy on "Porgy and Bess"
Percy Grainger

3. Embraceable You
George Gershwin, arr. Tony Esposito

4. Fascinatin' Rhythm
George Gershwin, arr. Tony Esposito

5. "I Got Rhythm" Variations
George Gershwin

6. An American in Paris
George Gershwin


Executive Producer: David M. Randall

Producer: Ron Simpson

Recording Engineer: Jon Holloman

Recorded on the stage of the de Jong Concert Hall, BYU

Digital Editing: Troy Sales

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