Hyperion Records

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

Recordings
'Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm – The complete music for solo piano' (CDH55006)
Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm – The complete music for solo piano
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55006  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Grainger: Rambles and Reflections' (CDH55454)
Grainger: Rambles and Reflections
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55454  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Transcendental Tradition' (APR5630)
The Transcendental Tradition
MP3 £6.99FLAC £6.99ALAC £6.99 APR5630  Download only  
Details
Track 6 on APR5630 [2'49] Download only
Track 5 on CDH55006 [2'07] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 16 on CDH55454 [3'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

The man I love
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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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