NOI+F’s An American in Paris
We are delighted to share that the University of Maryland’s National Orchestral Institute + Festival (NOI+F) has released a new album of American music featuring our critical edition of George’s Gershwin’s 1928 tone poem, An American in Paris! The album, titled Bernstein, Gershwin and Copland, also includes performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Songfest and Aaron Copland’s An Outdoor Overture under the direction of conductor James Judd. Judd’s performance of An American in Paris offers particular fidelity to the insights gleaned from Gershwin’s 1929 recording of the work that informs our edition.
Like to learn more about our edition of An American in Paris, including some of the surprises you’ll hear on the NOI+F’s new recording? Check out this conversation featuring Mark Clague, Director of the Gershwin Initiative and the Editor of An American in Paris below! He’ll share how we produced our critical edition and talk about the restoration of Gershwin’s remarkable work, including the use of the correct taxi horn pitches, explored in greater detail here!
And if you’re still hungry for more, check out Dr. Clague’s paper presented at this year’s annual Society for American Music conference titled, “A Modernist Manifesto: Reconsidering George Gershwin’s An American in Paris.”