Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs "jazz band" orchestrations of Rhapsody in Blue, variations on `I Got
Rhythm,' and the Concerto in F live with the Baltimore Symphony and music director Marin Alsop.
French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has long been a champion of Gershwin's music and has widely
performed the Concerto in concert with major symphony orchestras around the world. Now, after
more than 40 releases on Decca, Thibaudet turns his attention solely to the works of Gershwin. For
this release, Thibaudet has made the daring choice to perform the original "jazz band" arrangements
by Ferde Grofé for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Rarely heard or recorded, these arrangements
create a completely different sound for these well-known and popular works, especially Rhapsody
in Blue. Thibaudet is joined by Gershwin fan, American conductor Marin Alsop and the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra for these live recordings. Gershwin is one of the most popular composers and
Thibaudet gives a fresh spin and new twist on these familiar, and justly beloved, pieces.