Premiered at the Alvin Theatre in New York City, October 1935, in a production directed by Rouben Mamoulian. With original cast. Index of scenes -- index of songs, arias and themes.
Includes: It Ain't Necessarily So; Summertime; A Woman Is A Sometime Thing; I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'; Bess, You is My Woman; Tempo di Blues.
After the opera by George Gershwin, Bubose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Two copies required for performance.
Arrangements by Franck Villard of the Porgy and Bess Suite; Piano Concerto in F major (second movement); An American in Paris (excerpt); and 3 Preludes. With Michael Lethiec, clarinet; and the Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä.
In one movement. With notes in German, English and French. This is one of three arrangements by Say of the famous song from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Of advanced difficulty.
12 songs from Gershwin's classic, including: Summertime; A Woman Is a Sometime Thing; My Man's Gone Now; Bess, You Is My Woman; It Ain't Necessarily So; I Loves You, Porgy; A Red Headed Woman; and more. With an introduction and black & white photos.
This recording comes from a 1952 broadcast in Berlin. Featuring William Warfield and Leontyne Price. With the RIAS Orchestra.
Filmed at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, 2009. Featuring Eric Owens and Laquita Mitchell. Conducted by John DeMain.
This collector's edition was prepared in collaboration with the George Gershwin estate and the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts, and contains exclusive photos and documents from these estates. Thompson provides an illustrated history and analysis of this landmark work of music theater. Includes…
Vocalists David Linx and Maria Joao perform a swinging version of Gershwin's opera, with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra.
Mamoulian was the director of many important works of music theater, and as director of Porgy & Bess, was an important contributor to its shape and success. This book studies his collaboration with Gershwin. With a preface, prologue, appendices, notes, and index. Music examples. Black & white…
Contents: Summertime -- I Got Plenty O'Nuttin' -- I Loves You, Porgy -- It Aint Necessarily So -- Bess, You Is My Woman Now. With notes in German and English.
…is all right... (2:16) -- Bess, You Is My Woman Now (5:00) -- Oh, I Can't Sit Down (2:35) -- It Ain't Necessarily So (3:14) -- What You Want With Bess? (6:38) -- Oh, Doctor Jesus (2:49) -- Street Cries (3:38) -- I was powerful sick... (2:16) -- I Loves You, Porgy (3:11) -- The Storm Approaches…
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Judd.
With a preface in German and English. An intermediate-level arrangement of this famous song for chamber ensemble or string orchestra.