Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Irving Berlin, Joan Morris, William Bolcom|
Girl on the Magazine Cover: Songs of Berlin
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
How About What the Composer Wanted?
John P. Wilson | Stillwater, Oklahoma | 11/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gershwin, Kern, Berlin, even Victor Herbert share the questionable distinction of having been "improved" upon by subsequent arrangers until the music becomes frozen and dead (funeral march arrangements of Blue Skies), or so "Jazzed up" that it is a distortion in the other direction. Joan and Morris and William Bolcom "honor" all that is in the music of Irving Berlin by performing it in an honest and polished manner that relies only on those qualities to "sell" the songs. John Wilson, Musicologist"