Andre Kostelanetz sold over fifty-two million albums during his career. He also served as guest conductor with numerous orchestras, including a remarkable twenty-seven years with the New York Philharmonic. On these two original Columbia albums, the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra joins Kostelanetz to offer symphonic renditions of classics such as Kern's "Show Boat" and Gershwin's "An American In Paris" and "Porgy and Bess".
3.Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
4.An American In Paris
5.Porgy And Bess
Recorded between 1951 & 1954.
Recording information: 10/03/1951-02/15/1954.
Scenarios for Orchestra was originally released on Columbia Records and had been out of print until being reissued in 2001 on Collectables. This pleasant set includes Andre Kostelanetz conducting the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra on symphonic medleys from Broadway classics, including "Show Boat," "South Pacific," "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue," "An American in Paris," and "Porgy and Bess." Those who appreciate easy listening music should find this a welcome addition to their collections. ~ Al Campbell