George Gershwin Memorial Concert

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


21668. George Gershwin Memorial Concert. September 8, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. (A different show from cat. #1472). Otto Klemperer conducts The Los Angeles Philharmonic in Gershwin's Piano Prelude #2, Nathaniel Shilkret conducts, "An American In Paris". George Jessel introduces Al Jolson who sings, "Swanee." Gladys Swarthout and Fred Astaire sing while Victor Young conducts. Charles Previn conducts selections from, "Porgy and Bess" with Lily Pons, The Hall Johnson Choir (billed as "The Hall Johnson Negro Choir"), and members of the original New York cast. Jose Iturbi leads "The Rhapsody In Blue" from the piano. Al Jolson, Charles Previn (conductor), Fred Astaire, George Jessel, Gladys Swarthout, Jose Iturbi, Lily Pons, Nathaniel Finston (conductor), Oscar Levant, The Hall Johnson Choir, Victor Young (composer). 2 hours 16 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

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