Grammy® Nominated Steven Richman and Harmonie Ensemble/New York Release A Swinging Set of Gershwin Original Orchestrations.
"Wonderful performance, really stunning."
- Ferde Grofé, JR
Working from Gershwin's original manuscripts, Steven Richman and the Harmonie Ensemble/New York (HENY) recapture the lean, unsentimental style the composer intended for An American in Paris and Concerto in F featuring Lincoln Mayorga. Also included are the first recordings of the Overture to Of Thee I Sing (radio version) and Roy Bargy's orchestration of the Three Preludes.
Available August 28, 2016, this is the fourth album by Mr. Richman and HENY for harmonia mundi, following up on 2010’s Gershwin by Grofé, Nutcracker Suites Tchaikovsky/Ellington/Strayhorn and last year’s Grammy-nominated Music for Peter Gunn. As with those outstanding and highly acclaimed albums, Mr. Richman has assembled the ideal cast of musicians to interpret this music, blending their superb command of ensemble playing with brilliant soloing skills. A key figure is pianist Lincoln Mayorga, who was featured on both Gershwin by Grofé and Music for Peter Gunn.
"The arrangements and musicianship... are thrilling beyond words."
- Bob Collins, WRHU
"Richman and his musicians are to the style born."
- Bay Area Reporter
"America's best and most knowledgeable Gershwin interpreter"
- BR Classics