Classical Music Reviews – April 2012 MusicWeb-International: George GERSHWIN An American in Paris

American pianist Dorothy Lewis-Griffith has had a long and distinguished career. She studied at the Conservatoire de Paris and at the École Normale de Musique. There have been numerous awards, including a prize in the Geneva International Music Competition. This neat little pair of CDs go well together. The recording of An American in Paris is the more recent release and fills in some of the gaps left by the original ‘Piano Solo Album’. Read more

Lobby Performance on WQLN Radio (live)

Flyer: PDFdocument
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
Time: Noon
Place: WQLN Lobby 8425 Peach Street, Erie, PA
Cost: FREE
Plus, a few lucky audience members will win a copy of Lewis-Griffith’s CD, Gershwin: An American in Paris. Read more

A Conversation with Pianist Dorothy Lewis-Griffith

BY LYNN RENÉ BAYLEY (published in
Tuesday, 14 June 2011

It has always puzzled me how and why the music of Gershwin continues to exert so strong a pull on pianists and audiences while works of equal or greater quality in the jazz-classical vein are considered curios. Perhaps that should be the first question one should put to Dorothy Lewis-Griffith, who specializes in 20th-century composers but particularly in the musical Bard of Brooklyn. She has issued but two CDs in the course of her long and busy career, and both are all-Gershwin discs (reviewed following the interview). Read more

George Gershwin: An American in Paris

Like so many creative endeavors, this compact disc and the transcriptions it includes owe their existence not only to the artist but also to friends and supporters. These include the late Michel Arcizet of Etcetera Records, and well known Gershwin biographer, the late Edward Jablonski, both of whom urged Ms. Lewis-Griffith to record a sequel to her 1994 Gershwin CD (A Piano Solo Album, KTC 1176). Read more

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