Thursday, September 10, 2009
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)--Alec Templeton w. Andre Kostelanetz (1941)
From a 1955 LP reissue in, oh, VG- condition, we have a good-sounding mp3 of Alec Templeton's 1941 performance of Rhapsody in Blue with Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra. Templeton doesn't set any technical records here (though he's more than adequate), but if you're looking for a Rhapsody played with enormous feeling by a superbly musical artist, look no further. And download without delay. For a 1941 track, this sounds pretty spectacular, and I was able to kill most of the pops and crackle with MAGIX filtering and digital splicing.
Oh, and Kosty's conducting is terrific. He had a way with Gershwin.
Click here to hear: ZIP FILE NO LONGER AVAILABLE