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Porgy and Bess

Author: George GershwinIra GershwinDuBose HeywardWillard WhiteLeona MitchellAll authors
Publisher: London : London, [1985?] 1976.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"-Wikipedia (Feb 2007).
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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; DuBose Heyward; Willard White; Leona Mitchell; McHenry Boatwright; Florence Quivar; Barbara Hendricks; François Clemmons; Lorin Maazel; Cleveland Orchestra.; Cleveland Orchestra. Chorus.; Cleveland Orchestra. Children's Chorus.
OCLC Number: 13364810
Notes: London: 414 559-2 (414 560-2--414 562-2).
Compact discs; analog recording.
"Founded on the play 'Porgy' by DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward."
Program notes by James Harding and synopsis by Lehman Engel in English with French, German, and Italian translations; texts (93 p. : ill.)--inserted in container.
Originally issued as a long playing disc in 1976 ; reissued as a compact disc ca. 1985.
Credits: Libretto, DuBose Heyward ; lyrics, DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin ; founded on the play "Porgy" by DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward.
Performer(s): Willard White as Porgy ; Leona Mitchell as Bess ; McHenry Boatwright as Crown ; Florence Quivar as Serena ; Barbara Hendricks as Clara ; François Clemmons as Sporting Life ; Cleveland Orchestra ; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus ; Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus ; Lorin Maazel, director.
Event notes: Recorded in the Masonic Hall, Cleveland, Aug. 1975.
Description: 3 sound discs (182 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction --
Jasbo Brown blues --
Summertime --
Oh, nobody knows when the Lawd is goin' to call --
I been sweatin' all day --
A woman is a sometime thing : Lissen to yo' daddy warn you ---
Here come de honey man --
Here's the ol' crap shark! --
The pass by singin' --
Here comes Big Boy! --
Don't you ever let a woman greive you --
Oh, little stars --
Touch that money an' meet yo' Gawd! --
Wake up an' hit it out --
That you, Sportin' Life? --
Gone, gone, gone --
Overflow, overflow --
Gawd got plenty of money for de saucer --
Um! A saucer stan' now, my sister? --
Headin' for the Promis' Lan' --
It takes a long pull to get there : Oh, I'm agoin' out to the Blackfish banks --
Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin' --
Lissen thee, what I tells you --
I hates yo' struttin' style --
Mornin', Lawyer, lookin' for somebody? --
Dey's a Buckra comin' --
Buzzard song : Look out, dat's a buzzard --
Lo, Bess, goin' to picnic? --
Bess, you is my woman now --
Oh, I can't sit down --
I ain't got no shame --
It ain't necessarily so --
Shame on all you sinners --
Bess! ... Crown! --
Oh ... what you want wid Bess? --
Honey, dat's all de breakfast I got time for --
Take yo' han's off me, I say --
Oh doctor Jesus --
Oh deys so fresh an' fine --
I'm talkin' about devil crabs --
Porgy, Porgy, dat you there --
I loves you, Porgy --
Why you been out on that wharf --
Oh Doctor Jesus --
Oh, de Lawd shake de Heavens --
One of dese mornings you goin' to rise up singin' --
Oh, dere's somebody knockin' at de do' --
You is a nice parcel of Christians --
If Gawd want to kill me --
Oh, de Lawd shake de Heavens --
A red-headed woman --
Jake's boat in de river --
Oh, Doctor Jesus --
Clara, Clara, don't you be downhearted --
Crown, Crown, don't you be --
Summertime --
Interlude (Death of Crown) --
Introduction --
Wait for us at the corner, Al --
What is your name? --
You've got to go Porgy --
Oh, Gawd! They goin' make him look --
There's a boat dat's leavin' --
Introduction --
Good mornin', sistuh! --
Thank Gawd I's home again! --
Dem white folks sure ain't put nuthin' --
Oh, Bess, oh where's my Bess --
Bess is gone --
Oh Lawd, I'm on my way.
Responsibility: Gershwin ; [libretto by DuBose Heyward ; lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin].

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"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"-Wikipedia (Feb 2007).

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