Sunday, January 06, 2008

Saturday recording.....

Gershwin - Arthur Fiedler with the Boston Pops Orchestra: 3 records! with the occasional Peter Nero track thrown in. Lots of overtures from his musicals, Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Girl Crazy, Of Thee I Sing, and more! also some of his less familiar symphonic pieces such as Second Rhapsody for Orchestra with Piano. The most interesting thing to me was orchestral arrangements of his Three Preludes. I think I have music for those somewhere around here. I like them. was just kinda surprised someone thought an orchestral arrangement was a good idea. they weren't bad, just different.

I think the next set in the line-up is Der Freischutz. that could take a while. and then there are several more operas after that.