Porgy and Bess

Sep 29, 2012

We'll be listening to gems, sung by a variety of singers, from the most beloved of all American operas, George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

Playlist

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Album Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record Label Telarc

Porgy and Bess: Introduction; "Summertime"; "A Woman Is a Sometime Thing"
Composer George Gershwin
Ensemble Houston Grand Opera
Conductor John DeMain
Album Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Record Label RCA

Porgy and Bess: "Summertime"
Composer George Gershwin
Ensemble New York Voices; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor James Levine
Album Renée Fleming - By Request
Record Label Decca

Porgy and Bess: "Summertime"; "A Woman Is a Sometime Thing"
Composer George Gershwin
Ensemble RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor Skitch Henderson
Album Great Scenes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Record Label RCA

Porgy and Bess: "A Woman is a Sometime Thing"
Composer George Gershwin
Ensemble RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor Robert Russell Bennett
Album Gershwin: Highlights from Porgy and Bess
Record Label RCA

Porgy and Bess: "Bess, You Is My Woman Now"
Composer George Gershwin
Ensemble RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor Skitch Henderson
Album Great Scenes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Record Label RCA

Porgy and Bess: "Bess, You Is My Woman Now"
Composer George Gershwin
Ensemble RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor Robert Russell Bennett
Album Gershwin: Highlights from Porgy and Bess
Record Label RCA

Porgy and Bess: "It Ain't Necessarily So"
Composer George Gershwin
Ensemble RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor Skitch Henderson
Album Great Scenes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Record Label RCA

Porgy and Bess: "It Ain't Necessarily So"
Composer George Gershwin
Conductor Jay Blackton
Album A Collector's Porgy and Bess
Record Label RCA

Porgy and Bess: "It Ain't Necessarily So"
Composer George Gershwin
Ensemble Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor Lorin Maazel
Album Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Record Label Decca