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John Wilson presents a personal selection from the golden age of the Broadway musical. Including Showboat and Follies, plus musicals by George and Ira Gershwin, and Rodgers/Hart.

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.

2 hours

Music Played

  • George M. Cohan

    Give My Regards To Broadway

    Performer: Judy Garland - Singer

    • BEST BSTCD9110.
  • Oscar Hammerstein II

    SHOWBOAT - Musical: Overture

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

    • EMI CDC 749109/11.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Richard Rodgers

    On Your Toes - Musical: Slaughter On Tenth Avenue

    Conductor: John MAUCERI Performer: 1983 Broadway Cast

    • THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT CDTER 1063A.
  • L Rogers/ L Hart

    Pal Joey - Musical: Bewitched

    Performer: 1952 Broadway Production Performer: Jane Froman - Singer

    • ANGEL ZDM7646962.
  • 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.
  • Cole Porter

    Kiss Me, Kate - Musical: So In Love

    Performer: 1948 Broadway Production Performer: Patricia MORISON - Singer

    • Columbia CK4140.
  • 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.
  • Frederick Loewe

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

    Performer: 1959 Production

    • COLUMBIA SM60539.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story - Musical in 2 acts: Cool

    Performer: Original Broadway Production

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK60724.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story - Symphonic Dances

    Conductor: Leonard BERNSTEIN Performer: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK60724.
  • 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.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Follies - Musical: Ah Paree; Broadway Baby

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

    • ANGEL ZDM7646662.

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