Including favorites like “An American In Paris,” “Rhapsody In Blue,” and selections from Porgy and
Bess, this seven-disc set contains some of George Gershwin’s best work. Michael Tilson Thomas
(b. 1944) is the music director of the San Francisco Symphony as well as the artistic director of the
New World Symphony Orchestra.
“Michael Tilson Thomas’s long association with the music of George Gershwin results in
performances so idiomatic they could be categorized as (almost) definitive … Thomas not only
reveals Gershwin’s compositional genius but also wonderfully captures the composer’s trademark
playful swagger.” (BBC Music Magazine)