THE GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN COMPLETE EDITION
Introducing the Gershwin Critical Edition, a groundbreaking undertaking that will provide the first scholarly edition of the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. With an emphasis on historical research and editorial accuracy, this edition will provide conductors, musicians, performers, scholars, and audiences with invaluable insights into the Gershwin brothers' original material and present performance materials that faithfully reflect the creators' vision. From iconic works such as Porgy and Bess, Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, and Concerto in F to the scores composed for beloved Broadway and Hollywood musicals, this comprehensive collection showcases the Gershwins' immense contribution to the American musical landscape.
The meticulous editing of this critical edition delicately balances the intricate blend of classical, jazz, blues, and popular song traditions found in the Gershwins' music, while respecting the nuanced conventions of different musical notations. Working with performers, orchestras, and conductors, the Gershwin Critical Edition aims to produce scholarly yet practical editions suitable for performance in concert halls and theaters worldwide. Rehearsal performances with professional ensembles play a vital role in shaping these editions, ensuring an authentic representation of the creators' work.
Join us on this extraordinary musical journey as we unravel the rich tapestry of Gershwin's legacy.