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Charlie CHAPLIN (1898-1977)
Music from the Motion Picture »MODERN TIMES« (1936)
Musik aus dem Film „ Moderne Zeiten“
Musique du film „Les Temps modernes“

George GERSHWIN (1898-1937)
Rhapsody in Blue« for piano and orchestra (1924)
Rhapsody in Blue für Klavier und Orchester
Rhapsody in Blue, (1924), rhapsodie de concert pour orchestre jazz, piano et orchestre

Three Preludes (1926), No.1 Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Three Preludes, für Klavier, Nr.1 Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Trois préludes pour piano (1926), no.1 - Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

An American in Paris (1928)
Ein Amerikaner in Paris für Orchester
Un Américain à Paris (1928), un poème tonique avec des effets sonores réalistes

Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918-1990)
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (1961)

Symphonische Tänze aus „West Side Story“
Danses symphoniques de West Side Story

Filippo Faes, piano


Everybody knows Charlie Chaplin as the greatest comedian and director of the cinema.It might be less known, that he composed his film music himself and even conducted it in the studio. But in his youth, Chaplin played the cello, and he was an excellent musician.
Presented here is the adorable music to his masterpiece »Modern Times«, his silent film comedy from 1936, in which the film genius satirizes the excesses of the industrial age - and for the first time - raises his voice in the famous 'Titina nonsense song'.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein Volker Hartung is presenting his recording of the New-York Musical »West Side Story«. The show was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet and plays in a downtown Manhattan setting. In 1961 Bernstein prepared a suite from it, titled „Symphonic Dances from West Side Story“. This suite is one of the most dazzling showpieces in the entire symphonic repertory.

Also included in this album celebrating the magic of New York are works of George Gershwin:
His masterpieces of Symphonic Jazz: „Rhapsody in Blue“ for piano and orchestra from 1924 and »An American in Paris«. Italian pianist Filippo Faes gives an admirable example of his great art, accompanied by Volker Hartung conducting his Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra.
Gershwin himself wrote about his works: „I understand it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of this fast-paced melting pot called America, as our Blues, our crazy city New-York“

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