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Track(s) taken from CDH55109

Promenade 'Walking the dog'

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

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: October 1981
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: September 1986
Total duration: 2 minutes 52 seconds

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Angela Brownridge (piano)


'Wreathed in laurels for his marathon cycle of Liszt's complete piano works, the Australian born, London based pianist Leslie Howard has come up with a typically bright idea to showcase his digital dexterity' (The Observer)
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

Other albums featuring this work

Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm - The complete music for solo piano
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