Decca Presents Selections from George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess consists of two volumes of records, the first from 1940, and the next from 1942. The 1940 album was the first to record selections from George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess as sung by members of the original Broadway cast from 1935. The only singers involved were Todd Duncan as Porgy and Anne Brown as Bess. Duncan sang "It Ain't Necessarily So", which is sung in the opera by Sportin' Life.
Found In: Scores . Gershwin, George. Gershwin, George, PORGY AND BESS - Score. Score: Cuts made by Andre Kostelanetz from measure 136 to measure 160; measure 374 to measure 391; measure 848 to measure 864.
Other Times & Places Romance. Frances Faye, Mel Tormé. George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. The Bethlehem label didn't make it out of the '50s before folding, and one of the reasons why is the ambitious yet misguided George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, a three-LP box set that represents a complete recording of the Gershwin classic (with narration and sound effects).
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. 1935 - New York: George Gershwin Music, 559 pages. Although purely instrumental selections and arrangements are permitted for this piece items containing any text by the author(s) listed below cannot be added to the main server until January 1, 2034. Items with text first published before 1924 or otherwise confirmed as public domain in the United States can be uploaded to the USA server only. DuBose Heyward (1885-1940) Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) Dorothy Heyward (1890-1961). Based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy.
by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin. Bess’s love for Porgy saves her from her dark past with Crown. But old habits die hard. More than 80 years after its premiere, Porgy and Bess receives its first ENO staging. Written for a large cast, with a 40-voice chorus specially formed for this production, and full orchestra, Porgy and Bess is infused with unforgettable melodies, including the much-loved ‘Summertime’. This is a stage work that is emotionally charged, powerful and moving, delivered through jazz, ragtime, blues and spirituals. Making their ENO debuts are conductor John Wilson and director James Robinson, the Artistic Director of Opera St Louis. Leading the cast are Eric Greene as Porgy and Nicole Cabell as Bess. Nmon Ford makes his role debut as Crown, and Latonia Moore, an outstanding ENO Aida, returns to the London Coliseum as Serena.
|1||Introduction - Jazzbo Brown Blues / Summertime||8:35|
|2||My Man's Gone Now||4:15|
|3||I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'||2:35|
|4||Buzzard Keep On Flyin'||3:18|
|5||Bess, You Is My Woman Now||5:32|
|6||Oh, I Can't Sit Down||4:11|
|7||I Ain't Got No Shame/It Ain' Necessarily So||5:46|
|8||Now De Time, Oh Gawd||7:20|
|9||Tell Me Quick Where's Bess/Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way||6:19|
|412 720-2||Rundfunkchor Berlin, Bläsergruppe Des Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchesters Berlin||Rundfunkchor Berlin, Bläsergruppe Des Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchesters Berlin - Porgy And Bess Highlights (CD, Album)||Philips Digital Classics||412 720-2||Germany||Unknown|
|412 720-2||Rundfunkchor Berlin, Bläsergruppe Des Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchesters Berlin||Rundfunkchor Berlin, Bläsergruppe Des Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchesters Berlin - Porgy And Bess (CD, Album)||Philips Digital Classics||412 720-2||Germany||Unknown|