Promenade

composer
1936; used to accompany the 'walking the dog' sequence in Fred Astaire's 'Shall we dance?'

 
George Gershwin was given to writing his orchestral pieces for piano and orchestrating them later. This Promenade was originally intended for the ‘walking the dog’ sequence in the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film, Shall we Dance? in 1936, and is Gershwin’s last instrumental composition.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2004

George Gershwin avait tendance à écrire ses œuvres orchestrales pour piano et à les orchestrer ensuite. Cette Promenade, initialement destinée à la séquence de la «promenade du chien» dans le film de Fred Astaire et Ginger Rogers, Shall we Dance? (1936), est l’ultime composition instrumentale de Gershwin.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 2004
Français: Hypérion

George Gershwin hatte die Angewohnheit, seine Orchesterwerke für Klavier zu schreiben und sie erst später zu orchestrieren. Die vorliegende Promenade war ursprünglich für eine Szene (den Spaziergang mit Hund) in dem Spielfilm Shall we Dance? (Deutscher Verleihtitel: Tanz mit mir) von 1936 mit Fred Astaire und Ginger Rogers vorgesehen und ist Gershwins letztes Instrumentalwerk.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 2004
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm – The complete music for solo piano
CDH55006Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Rare Piano Encores
CDH55109Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 3 on CDH55109 [2'52] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 28 on CDH55006 [2'28] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDH55006 track 28

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-04528
Duration
2'28
Recording date
17 November 1989
Recording venue
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm – The complete music for solo piano (CDH55006)
    Disc 1 Track 28
    Release date: May 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  2. Gershwin: Piano Music (CDH88045)
    Disc 1 Track 28
    Release date: September 1990
    Deletion date: May 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Superseded by CDH55006