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Do the Europeans own Gershwin? (Read 1249 times)

Offline rubinsteinmad

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Do the Europeans own Gershwin?
« on: January 21, 2016, 03:15:40 AM »
THE EUROPEANS ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN US AMERICANS AT GERSHWIN!!!! AH!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Do the Europeans own Gershwin?
«Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 04:12:05 AM »
Certainly a very interesting, personal and romantic interpretation of the Rhapsody In Blue. I felt that there was something vital missing in the rhythm in certain sections though. We'll see what other members have to say. Thanks for posting it.
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Re: Do the Europeans own Gershwin?
«Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 04:57:04 AM »
aren't white americans technically europeans tho

idk, idc. depends on the individual.
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Re: Do the Europeans own Gershwin?
«Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 02:20:57 AM »
aren't white americans technically europeans tho

idk, idc. depends on the individual.

true

Anyways, now that I've listened to people, I think Leonard Bernstein is even better imo than Shimkus. And Bernstein is a born American! (but he was the sun of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, so maybe that's why he's so good  :P )
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Re: Do the Europeans own Gershwin?
«Reply #4 on: January 23, 2016, 02:50:56 AM »
Bernstein, hands down- he's the only one who really understands Gershwin as Jazz! And no, white, native born Americans are not Europeans, they are Americans. It is pretty backward to think there are racial tendencies that overcome cultural environment!

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Re: Do the Europeans own Gershwin?
«Reply #5 on: January 23, 2016, 04:22:23 AM »
Earl Wild.


Owned it so much he took it even further w the Gershy etudes.  

Oscar Levant too. But after Wild, others need not apply. Game over

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Re: Do the Europeans own Gershwin?
«Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 08:49:45 AM »
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And no, white, native born Americans are not Europeans, they are Americans.

It's their nationality yes, but not their ethnicity.

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It is pretty backward to think there are racial tendencies that overcome cultural environment!

I literally said that it depends on the individual.
Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

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Re: Do the Europeans own Gershwin?
«Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 03:37:51 PM »
Hi, what do you guys think of Joanna Macgregor's version? She does play a lot of these stuff doesn't she?

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Re: Do the Europeans own Gershwin?
«Reply #8 on: February 25, 2016, 08:42:43 AM »
did you catch the season opening concert in LA a couple of years ago ?  Herbie Hancock and Gustavo Dudamel, two amerikaners.  for me, their Gershwin conveyed a rhythmic swagger that is usually missing.