AMERICAN SERENADE - 2012
Release date: US 09.2012 - ROW 10.2012
with: Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
John Axelrod, conductor
The rare and complex Serenade by Bernstein, the colorful Fantasy by Gershwin on Porgy and Bess, and the virtuosic Carmen by Waxman; all pieces linked with love, paying a tribute to these amazing american composers, all having transcend the artistic boundaries, talking to the soul, being inclusive, not exclusive, and for all generations…
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1. "It ain't necessarIly so"
2. " I got plenty o' nuttin' "
3. " my man's gone now"
4. " summertime"
5. "there's a boat that's leavin' "
6. "Bess you is my woman now"
7. andantino con molto calore
8. cadenza and Final
Leonard Bernstein: «Serenade» for Violin & Orchestra after Plato’s Symposium
9. I. Phaedrus: Pausanias - lento and allegro
10. II. Aristophanes - allegretto
11. III. Eryximachus - presto
12. IV. Agathon - adagio
13. V. Socrates: Alcibiade - molto tenuto and allegro molto vivace.
14. Franz Waxman: «Carmen Fantaisie» for Violin & Orchestra
Words by John Waxman: I found your Carmen performance very personal, even intimate, not a word you would expect to hear regarding this piece, but I feel you gave the scope of the piece great thought and found your own path through the music.
Rachel Kolly d’Alba about new CD « American Serenade », released worldwide October 2012