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Episode 1

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 December 2012

In the first of two programmes for a Saturday afternoon, conductor John Wilson presents a personal selection of classics from the golden age of the Broadway musical. HIs main focus is on the "book musical" in which composers and lyricists sought to create an intergrated structure of music, words, dance and drama in the presentation of a story. John begins his journey wiht Jerome Kern's "Showboat" and ends with Stephen Sondheim's self-reflective Broadway show, "Follies", taking in musicals by George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Lerner and Loewe, Leonard Bernstein and Jule Stein on the way.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for George M. Cohan
    00:00

    George M. Cohan Give My Regards To Broadway

    Performer: Judy Garland - Singer

    BEST BSTCD9110

  • Image for Oscar Hammerstein II
    00:01

    Oscar Hammerstein II SHOWBOAT - Musical: Overture

    Conductor: John Mcglinn Performer: London Sinfonietta Performer: Ambrosian Chorus

    EMI CDC 749109/11

  • Image for Jerome Kern
    00:07

    Jerome Kern SHOWBOAT - Musical: Can't Help Loving Dat Man

    Conductor: JOHN MCGLINN - Singer Performer: FREDERICA VON STADE - Singer Performer: Karla BURNS - Contralto Performer: Teresa STRATAS - Soprano Performer: Ambrosian Chorus Performer: London Sinfonietta

    EMI CDC 749109/11

  • Image for George Gershwin
    00:19

    George Gershwin Lady Be Good - Musical: Fascinating Rhythm

    Conductor: Eric STERN Performer: Ann MORRISON - Singer Performer: JOHN PIZZARELLI - Singer Performer: Lara TEETER - Singer

    ELEKTRA NONESUCH 7559793082

  • Image for Richard Rodgers
    00:26

    Richard Rodgers On Your Toes - Musical: Slaughter On Tenth Avenue

    Conductor: John MAUCERI Performer: 1983 Broadway Cast

    THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT CDTER 1063A

  • Image for L Rogers/ L Hart
    00:43

    L Rogers/ L Hart Pal Joey - Musical: Bewitched

    Performer: 1952 Broadway Production Performer: Jane Froman - Singer

    ANGEL ZDM7646962

  • Image for Irving Berlin
    00:47

    Irving Berlin Annie Get Your Gun - Musical: I Can Do Anything; I Got The Sun; Finale Act II

    Conductor: John MCGLINN Performer: Kim CRISWELL - Soprano Performer: Thomas HAMPSON - Baritone Performer: Ambrosian Chorus Performer: London Sinfonietta

    EMI CDC 7542062

  • Image for Cole Porter
    00:58

    Cole Porter Kiss Me, Kate - Musical: So In Love

    Performer: 1948 Broadway Production Performer: Patricia MORISON - Singer

    Columbia CK4140

  • Image for Frederick Loewe
    01:02

    Frederick Loewe My Fair Lady - Musical/film [1956]: Why Can't the English?; Wouldn't It Be Loverly

    Performer: Julie ANDREWS - Singer Performer: Rex Harrison - Singer

    COLUMBIA SM60539

  • Image for Frederick Loewe
    01:11

    Frederick Loewe My Fair Lady - Musical/film [1956]: Ascot Gavotte

    Performer: 1959 Production

    COLUMBIA SM60539

  • Image for Leonard Bernstein
    01:15

    Leonard Bernstein West Side Story - Musical in 2 acts: Cool

    Performer: Original Broadway Production

    SONY CLASSICAL SK60724

  • Image for Leonard Bernstein
    01:18

    Leonard Bernstein West Side Story - Symphonic Dances

    Conductor: Leonard BERNSTEIN Performer: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    SONY CLASSICAL SK60724

  • Image for Jule Styne
    01:39

    Jule Styne Gypsy - Musical/film: You Gotta Get A Gimmick; Let Me Entertain You

    Performer: Chotzi Foley - Singer Performer: Faith DANE - Singer Performer: Maria Karnilova - Singer Performer: Sandra CHURCH - Singer

    SONY CLASSICAL SMK60848

  • Image for Stephen Sondheim
    01:47

    Stephen Sondheim Follies - Musical: Ah Paree; Broadway Baby

    Performer: Ethel Shutta - Singer Performer: Fifi D'orsay - Singer

    ANGEL ZDM7646662

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