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Track(s) taken from APR5630
Recording details: April 1976
Recital Hall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Produced by Robert Chesterman
Engineered by Gene Loverock
Release date: November 2005
Total duration: 2 minutes 49 seconds

The man I love
from Lady be Good, 1924
1944; from Gershwin's own piano transcription

The man I love  [2'49]  arr. Percy Grainger (1882-1961)  recorded 21 April 1976

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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The man I love (1944) is a concert arrangement of Gershwin’s own piano transcription. Grainger held that this was one of the greatest songs of all time and should take its place in immortality alongside the finest love-songs by Dowland, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Fauré, Duparc, Hatton, Maude Valérie White, Cyril Scott, Roger Quilter, Debussy and John Alden Carpenter. He went further by commenting that the opening phrase of Gershwin’s melody is indebted to a fragment from the slow movement of Grieg’s Violin Sonata in C minor, considering this as ‘a sign of genius in a composer to base his procedures upon an older, original composer.’

from notes by Barry Peter Ould © 2002

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'Grainger: Rambles and Reflections' (CDH55454)
Grainger: Rambles and Reflections
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