This CD pulls together some of the most famous light classical music
songs highlighting the “Old South” as potrayed by Stephen Foster,
Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, George and Ira Gershwin and Du Bose
Heyward. For the Stephen Foster, “Showboat” and most of the “Porgy And
Bess” songs Andre Kostelanetz is conducting his own orchestra, however
for the final two selections from “Porgy And Bess” selections he is
leading the The New York Philharmonic.
As usual the Russian born maestro is a sensitive interpreper of the music of Gershwin, Kern and Foster.