Gramophone: Editor's Choice
Here are red hot performances of the four Gershwin classics for piano and orchestra. Anne-Marie McDermott's pianism is both subtle and explosive, and British conductor Justin Brown leads performances that have the bracing vitality of the Paul Whiteman originals without sacrificing the lush sound of the full orchestral versions. Recorded in Dallas's superb Meyerson Hall by Grammy-winning Producer/Engineer Adam Abeshouse.
“Gershwin’s four works for piano and orchestra fit so comfortably on a single CD that it’s surprising how rarely they all show up together. This new Bridge issue, therefore, fills a significant if unexpected discographic gap. Even when held up against less complete collections, these classy performances stand high. Enthusiastically recommended.” - Fanfare
“It’s rare enough to have all four Gershwin works for piano and orchestra on a single disc but rarer still for each one to come near or top of the class. Strongly recommended.” - Gramophone (Editor’s Choice)
“Conductor Brown has almost as many ideas about how it should go as McDermott, and the combination of the fine Dallas orchestra and recording acoustic make this release one of the best all-Gershwin discs out there.” - The Philadelphia Inquirer
Rhapsody in Blue
"I Got Rhythm" Variations
Concerto in F