[EuroArts 2053098] GERSHWIN: Seiji Ozawa - A Gershwin Night
  • Classical music composed by George Gershwin Marcus Roberts, piano; Roland Guerin, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums Berliner Philharmoniker Seiji Ozawa Recorded at the annual summer concert of the Berlin Philharmonic at the Waldbühne in Berlin 2003, this DVD captures the atmosphere of an open-air Gershwin night in full while also allowing a closer look at the musicians and the conductor. With an audience of over 20000 one of the worlds best orchestras played the popular music of George Gershwin, including the famous Rhapsody in Blue and the popular film music suite An American in Paris. Conducted by Seiji Ozawa one of the longstanding stars in the classical world - the Berlin Philharmonic was joined by jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and his Trio, whose album Gershwin For Lovers stayed in the Top 10 on Billboards jazz chart for half a year. Together they created a magical fusion of classical music and jazz bringing an imaginative mix of styles into the swing of Gershwins music. In the bonus film Seiji Ozawa and Marcus Roberts talk about Gershwin and their music making. www.naxos.com

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