Katie Mahan - Classical Gershwin (24/192 FLAC)
Katie Mahan – Classical Gershwin (24/192 FLAC)

Composer: George Gershwin
Performer: Katie Mahan
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Steinway & Sons
Release: 2019
Size: 2.07 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Rhapsody in Blue (Arr. K. Mahan for Solo Piano)
02. Embraceable You (From “Girl Crazy”) [Arr. E. Wild for Solo Piano]
03. Our Love Is Here to Stay (From “The Goldwyn Follies”) [Arr. K. Mahan for Solo Piano]
04. I Got Rhythm (From “Girl Crazy”) [Arr. K. Mahan for Solo Piano]
05. They Can’t Take That Away from Me (From “Shall We Dance”) [Arr. K. Mahan for Piano Solo]
06. Walking the Dog (From “Shall We Dance”) [Arr. K. Mahan for Solo Piano]
07. Fascinating Rhythm (From “Lady Be Good”) [Arr. E. Wild for Solo Piano]
08. S’Wonderful / Funny Face (From “Funny Face”) [Arr. K. Mahan for Solo Piano]
09. Second Rhapsody (Arr. K. Mahan for Solo Piano)

This album is dedicated to the memory of the “Classical Gershwin” whose music brought crowds to the classical concert halls, who successfully incorporated the nuances of jazz and popular music to create a classical music that was uniquely and authentically American. “Brilliant, masterly playing… associations with the young Clara Schumann were revived- she could have played like this.” (Neue Ruhr Zeitung) Praised as “one of the most outstanding talents coming up today,“ American pianist Katie Mahan is capturing the attention of audiences throughout the world for her innovative musical personality, poetic interpretations, and graceful, charming stage presence. She possesses an unquestioned technical mastery combined with a kaleidoscopic palate of tone colors, and has been recognized as “a daring and innovative performer.“ A multi-faceted artist for whom music is an endless passion, Katie is at home in a broad repertoire ranging from Bach to Poulenc, and is particularly distinguished as an interpreter of the music of George Gershwin – performing her own daring, exciting solo piano arrangements to standing ovations across the globe – and Claude Debussy.

“Brilliant, masterly playing… associations with the young Clara Schumann were revived – she could have played like this.” NEW RUHR

“What amazed the listener most what the striking dynamic range… a pianissimo of the most tender poetry to a fortissimo of thunderous passion. An exquisite and memorable performance which was both soulful and powerful, and of great artistic understanding.” ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

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