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Interlude: Rhapsodies

12/05/09 12:00PM By Peter Fox Smith

We hear four famous rhapsodies in vintage performances.



Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 D major, Op. 11
Composer: George Enescu
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Record co./Cat #: Mercury 434326
Release Year: 1993


Rhapsody in Blue
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Soloists: Oscar Levant, piano
CD/Album: Levant Plays Gershwin
Record co./Cat #: Sony 42514
Release Year: 1944


Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
Soloists: Leon Fleisher, piano
CD/Album: Great Pianists of the 20th Century - Leon Fleisher
Record co./Cat #: Philips 456775
Release Year: 1998


Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Composer: Franz Liszt
Soloists: Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60523
Release Year: 1991
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