By George Gershwin | Arranged for Four Cellos by David Sanford | 3′
Composer: George Gershwin
Arranged by: David Sanford
Year Composed: 1929/2010
Instrumentation: Four Cellos
Format: Score + Parts
Catalogue Number: OM0307
Listen to an excerpt of Liza:
Who’s playing? Matt Haimovitz + Uccello
George Gershwin’s Liza (1929) is set in the style of the Quintette of the Hot Club of France with the initial pizzicato solo in the style of Django Reinhardt’s guitar and the following arco solo inspired by the approach of violinist Stephane Grappelli. The virtuosity of the later ensemble choruses reflects the crowd-pleasing solo piano version of the song by Art Tatum.
– David Sanford
This work is recorded on Oxingale Records’ album Meeting of the Spirits. Click here to go to the album page on iTunes.