The one hundred and eighty-eighth classical recording: #740 George Gershwin - An American in Paris

The tone poem An American in Paris - that later works were based on - conveys quite well the excitement of being in a foreign city you love. There's the exuberant excitement as you go through, and the smaller sections that don't lose the happiness. You can see how well it would work as the score just listening to it, but even without it, it feels like the laughter and romance are there, contrasting the big with the small.