George Gershwin with the Victor Symphony Orchestra, George Gershwin: American Master – Featuring the Rhapsody in Blue

Justin Davidson

By Justin Davidson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Composers aren't always their own best advocates as performers, but George Gershwin played with an inimitable jauntiness that buoyed even his most melancholy tunes. Here, antique recordings and piano rolls are cobbled into a compelling portrait of Gershwin at the piano &#8212 which is where he spent most of his time.