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"Operatic" Musicals

07/10/10 1:00PM By Peter Fox Smith

We hear two of the rare Broadway musicals that qualify as "operatic": Leonard Bernstein's Candide and Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella.

Playlist

1:00pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 

1:01pm

Mignon: "Connais-tu le pays?"
Composer: Ambroise Thomas
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: John Pritchard
Soloists: Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: French Opera Arias
Record co./Cat #: Columbia M-34206 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1976
 
 

1:12pm

Candide
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Ensemble: Original Broadway Cast
Conductor: Samuel Krachmalnick
Soloists: Barbara Cook ; Robert Rounseville ; Max Adrian ; Irra Petina ; William Olvis ; William Chapman
CD/Album: Candide
Record co./Cat #: Sony 48017
Release Year: 1957
 
 

2:11pm

The Most Happy Fella: Act I
Composer: Frank Loesser
Ensemble: Original Broadway Cast
Conductor: Herbert Greene
Soloists: Robert Weede ; Jo Sullivan ; Art Lund ; Susan Johnson ; Shorty Long ; Mona Paulee
CD/Album: The Most Happy Fella
Record co./Cat #: Sony 48010
Release Year: 1956
 
 

3:16pm

The Most Happy Fella: Act II
Composer: Frank Loesser
Ensemble: Original Broadway Cast
Conductor: Herbert Greene
Soloists: Robert Weede ; Jo Sullivan ; Art Lund ; Susan Johnson ; Shorty Long ; Mona Paulee
CD/Album: The Most Happy Fella
Record co./Cat #: Sony 48010
Release Year: 1956
 
 

4:08pm

The Most Happy Fella: Act III
Composer: Frank Loesser
Ensemble: Original Broadway Cast
Conductor: Herbert Greene
Soloists: Robert Weede ; Jo Sullivan ; Art Lund ; Susan Johnson ; Shorty Long ; Mona Paulee
CD/Album: The Most Happy Fella
Record co./Cat #: Sony 48010
Release Year: 1956
 
 

4:37pm

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yoel Levi
Soloists: Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Songs of a Wayfarer
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80499
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:55pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 
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