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Porgy and Bess

09/29/12 12:00PM

We'll be listening to gems, sung by a variety of singers, from the most beloved of all American operas, George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

Playlist

12:00pm

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000
 
 

12:03pm

Porgy and Bess: Introduction; "Summertime"; "A Woman Is a Sometime Thing"
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: Houston Grand Opera
Conductor: John DeMain
Soloists: Betty Lane, soprano ; Alexander B. Smalls, tenor
CD/Album: Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Record co./Cat #: RCA 2109
Release Year: 1977
 
 

12:20pm

Porgy and Bess: "Summertime"
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: New York Voices; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine
Soloists: Renée Fleming, soprano
CD/Album: Renée Fleming - By Request
Record co./Cat #: Decca 1024
Release Year: 2002
 
 

12:25pm

Porgy and Bess: "Summertime"; "A Woman Is a Sometime Thing"
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Skitch Henderson
Soloists: Leontyne Price, soprano ; William Warfield, bass-baritone
CD/Album: Great Scenes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Record co./Cat #: RCA LM-2679 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1963
 
 

12:32pm

Porgy and Bess: "A Woman is a Sometime Thing"
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Russell Bennett
Soloists: Robert Merrill, baritone
CD/Album: Gershwin: Highlights from Porgy and Bess
Record co./Cat #: RCA LM-1124 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1950
 
 

12:37pm

Porgy and Bess: "Bess, You Is My Woman Now"
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Skitch Henderson
Soloists: Leontyne Price, soprano ; William Warfield, bass-baritone
CD/Album: Great Scenes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Record co./Cat #: RCA LM-2679 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1963
 
 

12:42pm

Porgy and Bess: "Bess, You Is My Woman Now"
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Russell Bennett
Soloists: Risë Stevens, soprano ; Robert Merrill, baritone
CD/Album: Gershwin: Highlights from Porgy and Bess
Record co./Cat #: RCA LM-1124 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1950
 
 

12:48pm

Porgy and Bess: "It Ain't Necessarily So"
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Skitch Henderson
Soloists: John W. Bubbles, tenor
CD/Album: Great Scenes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Record co./Cat #: RCA LM-2679 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1963
 
 

12:52pm

Porgy and Bess: "It Ain't Necessarily So"
Composer: George Gershwin
Conductor: Jay Blackton
Soloists: Cab Calloway, tenor
CD/Album: A Collector's Porgy and Bess
Record co./Cat #: RCA AVM1-1742 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1976
 
 

12:55pm

Porgy and Bess: "It Ain't Necessarily So"
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Soloists: François Clemmons, tenor
CD/Album: Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Record co./Cat #: Decca 4758663
Release Year: 1976
 
 
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