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Oct 2015

New York City Lights - Lichter der Großstadt


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New York City Lights - Lichter der Großstadt
Cologne New Philharmonic Volker Hartung, conductor
Filippo Faes, piano

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This album celebrates the magic of New York and the greatness of American Symphonic Music by some of its most famous composers:
The charming score to one of Charles Chaplin’s most popular films » Modern Times« from 1936 is brought back to life. George Gershwin's masterpieces »Rhapsody in Blue« and »An American in Paris« as well as Leonard Bernstein's dazzling »Symphonic Dances from Westside-Story«.
Recorded by Volker Hartung and his Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra with Italian pianist Filippo Faes as soloist in possibly the most »American« of all readings the ‚Rhapsody in Blue‘ has ever enjoyed!
Gershwin himself wrote about his works: »I understand it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of this fast paced melting pot called America, as our Blues, our crazy city New-York«