Gershwin’s Cuban Overture

I’ve always liked Gershwin’s Cuban Overture because it has so much energy, is very tuneful, and makes you want to dance. However, you may not want to do all that at 7:00 in the morning. This piece, like a cup of coffee, will get you going in the morning. Of course, if you don’t feel like getting up, just turn off the radio and go back to sleep for a bit–if your schedule allows it.

Locally, this piece was on the program at Strathmore one night several years ago. Sadly, we couldn’t get tickets.  Maybe someday…

It’s fun listening to the Cuban Overture to guess which instrument is being played during the various parts. And it’s also interesting to see how different orchestras interpret the same music. The first video is from someone’s recording. The second is Lorin Maazel conducting the Cleveland Orchestra.





1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. createmusic
    Dec 05, 2014 @ 02:33:38

    Reblogged this on I Write The Music.


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