Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, Complete

Short Reviews

(Winters, Williams, Matthews, Long, with Engel conducting; Odyssey 32-360018). Porgy is more than thirty years old now. Its songs are as strong as ever, and its recitative passages, once so roundly criticized, don’t seem half bad either. This is the recording released originally in 1951 and now more of a bargain than ever on this low-priced label.