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a70-4566The Sounds of Manhattan, Made in Manhattan

“Late in 1978 the New York Philharmonic was contacted about the possibility of recording music for a film project by Woody Allen. Titled Manhattan, it was described as a comedy following the intertwined romantic lives of a group of New Yorkers, to be accompanied by the music of George Gershwin. Allen, who had cut existing recordings into the edits of previous films, was now planning to have a new sound track recorded for his ode to the city he loved, and he wanted the hometown orchestra to play it.”

A Playbill snapshot mines memories of recording the film’s Gershwin-filled soundtrack