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FAWKES, R.: History of the Musical (The) (Unabridged)

    

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FAWKES, R.: History of the Musical (The) (Unabridged)

A major production for Naxos AudioBooks and a unique Audiobook, this bold and entertaining undertaking traces the musical from its origins in classical music (Gay’s Beggar’s Opera, Offenbach’s operettas and Gilbert and Sullivan) through its flowering in America; Showboat, Anything Goes, High Society, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Oliver, Cabaret, A Little Night Music, The Rocky Horror Show, The Phantom of the Opera—the list is endless. So are the stars who made the musicals live; the composers Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Bernstein, Lloyd Webber; the famous partnerships such as Rogers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe; the performers Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Howard Keel, Julie Andrews…and the tempestuous creative background to the productions themselves. With over 120 musical examples illustrating this remarkable story, the history of the musical in all its glory comes alive.



Disc 1

  The History of the Musical
1.   Memory - Cats 00:01:21
2.   The origins of The Musical - The Beggars Opera (John Gay) 1728 00:02:13
3.   Were I laid on Greenland's Coast - The Beggars Opera (John Gay) 1728 00:01:26
4.   Vaudevilles, Burlesques in Europe - Adolphe Adam 00:01:55
5.   Oh Qu'il Etait Beau, Le Postillon de Longjumeau (Adolphe Adam) 1836 00:01:33
6.   Opera - bouffes in Paris - Herve (Florimond Roger) and Jacques Offenbach 00:03:45
7.   Can Can - Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach) 1858 00:01:17
8.   Andre Messager and Charles Lecoq - Brussels and Paris 00:02:46
9.   La Diuspute - La Fille De Madame Angot (Charles Lecoq) 1872 00:01:02
10.   Vienna - Franz von Suppe 00:02:21
11.   Overture - Die Schone Galathee (Franz von Suppe) 00:00:41
12.   Vienna - Johann Strauss 00:01:31
13.   Overture Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss) 1874 00:01:27
14.   England - Sir Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert 00:02:08
15.   The Moon and I - The Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan) 1885 00:01:07
16.   London - George Edwardes and The Gaity Theatre 00:02:22
17.   And Her Golden Hair was Hanging Down Her Back - The Shop Girl (Ivan Caryll/Felix McGlennon) 1894 00:01:11
18.   Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton 00:02:25
19.   The Girl With a Brogue - The Arcadians (Lionel Monckton) 1909 00:00:47
20.   Sydney Jones - The Geisha 00:01:26
21.   The Amorous Goldfish - The Geisha (Jones/Hall/Greenbank) 1896 00:01:38
22.   Edward German - complete's Sullivan's last opera and writes Merrie England 00:01:22
23.   Dan Cupid Hath a Garden - Merrie England (Edward German) 1902 00:01:21
24.   USA and London - Ivan Caryll and Gustave Kerker 00:01:19
25.   Teach me How to Kiss - The Belle of New York (Gustave Kerker) 1897 00:01:47
26.   Vaudeville - George M. Cohan 00:01:02
27.   Give My Regards to Broadway - Little Johnny Jones 1904 (George M. Cohan) 00:00:42
28.   USA - Victor Herbert 00:01:23
29.   Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life - Naughty Marietta (Victor Herbert) 1910 00:01:39
30.   Viennese operetta - Franz Lehar 00:02:00
31.   Vilja - The Merry Widow (Lehar) 1905 00:01:12
32.   USA - Sigmund Romberg 00:00:55
33.   Will You Remember - Maytime (Sigmund Romberg) 1917 00:01:50
34.   London - Chu Chin Chow by Frederic Norton: 2,235 performances 00:01:35
35.   The Cobbler's Song - Chu Chin Chow (Frederic Norton) 1916 00:00:44
36.   USA - The end of World War I and the Jazz Age 00:02:03
37.   I'm Just Wild About Harry - Shuffle Along (Eubie Blake) 1921 00:01:13
38.   USA - Vincent Youmans 00:00:43
39.   Tea for Two - No No Nanette (Vincent Youmans) 1923 00:01:14
40.   Broadway - Rudolf Friml 00:01:39
41.   Indian Love Call - Rose Marie (Rudolf Friml) 1924 00:01:42
42.   USA - George Gershwin: Lady Be Good (1924), The Song of the Flame (1925) 00:02:44
43.   Cossack Love Song - The Song of the Flame (George Gershwin) 1925 00:01:07
44.   USA - American operetta and musical comedies: Gershwin, Friml, Romberg, Herbert - and Jerome Kern 00:02:23
45.   They Didn't Believe Me - The Girl From Utah (Kern/Reynolds) 1913 00:01:23
46.   USA - Jerome Kern and Show Boat 00:02:30
47.   Make Believe - Show Boat (Kern/Hammerstein) 1927 00:01:08
48.   Why was Show Boat so differenet 00:02:44
49.   Ol'man River - Show Boat (Kern/Hammerstein) 1927 00:01:16


Disc 2

  The History of the Musical
1.   Bill - Show Boat (Kern/Hamerstein) 1927 00:01:39
2.   Hollywood and film musicals 00:05:15
3.   Softly as in a Morning Sunrise - The New Moon (Romburg/Hammerstein) 1928 00:01:36
4.   Dance Spectaculars - Busby Berkeley; George Gershwin and the American sound 00:03:16
5.   The Man I Love - Lady Be Good (Gershwin/Gershwin) 1924 00:01:30
6.   George Gershwin: Strike Up The Band & Girl Crazy 00:02:56
7.   I Got Rhythm - Girl Crazy (Gershwin/Gershwin) 1930 00:00:42
8.   George Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing 00:01:20
9.   Love is Sweeping the Country - Of Thee I Sing (Gershwin/Gershwin/Kaufman/Ryskind) 1931 00:00:53
10.   George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess 00:02:44
11.   Summertime - Porgy and Bess (George Gershwin) 1935 00:01:34
12.   USA - Cole Porter 00:02:10
13.   Let's Do It - Paris (Cole Porter) 1928 00:00:53
14.   Cole Porter - Anything Goes 1934 00:02:42
15.   I Get a Kick Out of You - Anything Goes (Porter) 1934 00:01:41
16.   USA - Marc Blitzstein and The Cradle will Rock 1937 00:02:51
17.   Art for Art's Sake - The Cradle Will Rock (Marc Blitzstein) 1937 00:00:51
18.   USA - Irving Berlin 00:03:06
19.   Easter Parade - As Thousands Cheer (Irving Berlin) 1933 00:01:29
20.   USA - Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart 00:01:56
21.   Here in My Arms - Dearest Enemy (Rodgers/Hart) 1925 00:00:47
22.   Rodgers and Hart: Songs 00:01:30
23.   Ten Cents and Dance - Simple Simon (Rodgers/Hart) 1930 00:01:15
24.   Rodgers and Hart: Babes in Arms 00:01:26
25.   The Lady is a Tramp - Babes in Arms (Rodgers/Hart) 1937 00:01:23
26.   Europe - Franz Lehar and Richard Tauber 00:02:20
27.   You are My Heart's Delight - The Land of Smiles (Franz Lehar) 1929 00:01:01
28.   England - Noel Coward 00:02:12
29.   I'll See You Again - Bitter Sweet (Noel Coward) 1929 00:01:56
30.   England - Ivor Novello 00:01:31
31.   Shine Through My Dreams - Glamorous Night (Novello/Hassall) 1935 00:01:10
32.   England - Vivian Ellis 00:01:03
33.   Spread a Little Happiness - Mr Cinders (Vivan Ellis) 1929 00:02:04
34.   England - Cole Porter 00:01:02
35.   How Could We be Wrong Nymph Errant (Cole Porter) 1933 00:01:08
36.   Berlin - Im Weissen Rossl (The White Horse Inn) 00:01:30
37.   Your Eyes - The White Horse Inn (Benatsky/Stolz) 1930 00:00:51
38.   Hitler's Germany: Jewish composers, including Kurt Weill, leave 00:01:53
39.   Moritat (Mack The Knife) - The Threepenny Opera (Weill/Brecht) 1928 00:00:45
40.   USA - Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya in New York, 1935 00:02:25
41.   September Song - Knickerbocker Holiday (Weill/Anderson) 1938 00:01:33
42.   England - Noel Gay: Me and My Girl 1937 00:01:46
43.   The Lambeth Walk - Me and My Girl (Gay/Furber/Rose) 1937 00:00:42
44.   Europe - War. Ivor Novello: The Dancing Years 00:02:28
45.   I Can Give You The Starlight - The Dancing Years (Ivor Novello) 1939 00:02:01


Disc 3

  The History of the Musical
1.   Falling in Love with Love - The Boys from Syracuse (Rodgers/Hart) 1938 00:03:07
2.   USA - Escapist musicals - Dubarry was a Lady, Cabin in the Sky (Vernon Duke) 00:02:36
3.   Taking a Chance on Love - Cabin in the Sky (Duke/Latouche) 1940 00:01:13
4.   Rodgers and Hart: Pal Joey (1940) 00:01:44
5.   I Could Write a Book - Pal Joey (Rodgers/Hart) 1940 00:01:20
6.   USA - Seill and Gershwin: Lady in the Dark 00:01:33
7.   My Ship - Lady in The Dark (Weill/Gershwin) 1941 00:01:02
8.   USA - Kurt Weill teams up with Ogden Nash for One Touch of Venus 00:00:58
9.   West Wind - One Touch of Venus (Weill/Nash) 00:01:06
10.   USA - Rodgers and Hammerstein: Oklahoma! 00:02:10
11.   People Will Say We're in Love - Oklahoma! (Rodgers/Hammerstein) 1943 00:00:51
12.   USA - Rodgers and Hammerstein: Carousel 00:02:04
13.   What's the Use of Wonderin' - Carousel (Rodgers/Hammerstein) 1945 00:01:11
14.   USA - Leonard Bernstein 00:02:07
15.   Lonely Town - On the Town (Bernstein/Comden/Green) 1944 00:01:18
16.   USA - Irving Berlin: Annie Get Your Gun (1946) 00:03:09
17.   Anything You Can Do - Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin) 1946 00:01:05
18.   USA - Forrester and Wright... and Grieg 00:02:31
19.   Strange Music - Song of Norway (Wright/Forrester/Grieg) 1944 00:01:02
20.   And This is My Beloved - Kismet (Wright/Forrest/Borodin) 00:03:15
21.   My Heart and I - Old Chelsea 1943 00:01:09
22.   England - Ivor Novell: Perchance to Dream (1945) 00:00:48
23.   We'll Gather Lilacs - Perchance to Dream (vor Novello) 1945 00:02:05
24.   England - Vivian Ellis: Bless the Bride (1947) 00:00:39
25.   USA - Cole Porter: Kiss Me Kate (1948) 00:02:41
26.   Brush Up Your Shakespeare - Kiss Me, Kate! (Porter) 1948 00:01:01
27.   USA - Rodgers and Hammerstein: South Pacific 00:02:21
28.   Some Enchanted Evening - South Pacific (Rodgers/Hammerstein) 1949 00:01:02
29.   USA - Lerner and Loewe: Brigadoon (1947) 00:01:42
30.   The Heather on the Hill Brigadoon (Lerner/Loewe) 00:00:57
31.   USA - Lerner and Loewe: Paint Your Wagon (1951) 00:00:51
32.   They Call the Wind Maria - Paint Your Wagon (Lerner/Loewe) 1951 00:00:57
33.   USA - Lerner and Loewe: My Fair Lady (1956) 00:02:22
34.   I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady (Lerner/Loewe) 1956 00:01:01
35.   England - Julie Andrews; Sandy Wilson/The Boyfriend (1954) 00:02:23
36.   I Could Be Happy with You - The Boyfriend (Wilson) 1954 00:01:05
37.   England - Julian Slade: Salad Days (1954) 00:00:50
38.   We Said We Wouldn't Look Back - Salad Days (Slade/Reynolds) 1954 00:01:44
39.   USA - Frank Loesser: Guys and Dolls (1950) 00:02:21
40.   Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat - Guys and Dolls (Loesser) 1950 00:00:44
41.   USA - Anna and the King of Siam 00:02:07
42.   Shall We Dance - The King and I (Rodgers/Hammerstein) 1951 00:01:02
43.   USA - The Film Musical 00:01:02
44.   Singin' in The Rain - Singin' in The Rain (Brown/Freed) 1952 00:01:23
45.   More films 00:01:33
46.   USA - A new generation: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross 00:01:15
47.   Hey There - The Pajama Game (Adler/Ross) 1954 00:01:18
48.   USA - Frank Loesser: The Most Happy Feller (1956) 00:02:06
49.   Mamma, Mamma - The Most Happy Fella (Loesser) 1956 00:00:55
50.   USA - Something's coming - Overture West Side Story - West Side Story (Bernstein/Sondheim) 1957 00:01:35


Disc 4

  The History of the Musical
1.   America - West Side Story (Bernstein/Sondheim) 1957 00:02:03
2.   I am Easily Assimilate - Candide (Bernstien/Wilbur/Sondheim/Latouche) 1956 00:01:01
3.   USA - Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story 00:01:59
4.   Maria - West Side Story (Bernstein/Sondheim) 1957 00:01:07
5.   USA - Rodgers and Hammerstein's final musical 00:00:43
6.   Do - Re - Me - The Sound of Music (Rodgers/Hammerstein) 19549 00:01:47
7.   England - Lionel Bart: Fings Ain't What They Used to be/Oliver 00:04:11
8.   Reviewing The Situation - Oliver! (Bart) 1960 00:01:23
9.   England - The demise of Bart/Anthony Newley 00:01:49
10.   What Kind of Fool Am I - Stop The World I Want to Get Off (Newley/Bricusse) 1961 00:00:39
11.   England - Cyrill Ornadel/Wolf Mankowitz: Pickwick 00:02:03
12.   If I Ruled The World - Pickwick (Ornadel/Bricusse) 1963 00:00:59
13.   England - Musicals on classical themes 00:01:16
14.   USA - Broadway: early 1960s 00:02:50
15.   If I were a Rich Man - Fiddler On The Roof (Harnick/Bock) 1964 00:01:01
16.   Hollywood: One of the last great MGM musicals: Gigi 00:01:11
17.   I Remember It Well - Gigi (Lerner/Loewe) 1958 00:01:13
18.   USA - Broadway: The changing styles of the 1960s 00:05:25
19.   Mame - Mame (Herman) 1966 00:00:43
20.   USA - Off Broadway, a sensation: The Fantasticks 00:01:53
21.   Try to Remember - The Fantasticks (Jones/Schmidt) 1960 00:00:57
22.   USA - The musical nobody wanted 00:01:47
23.   The Impossible Dream - Man of La Mancha (Leigh/Darion) 1965 00:01:09
24.   USA - Political Protest: a new kind of musical: John Kander and Fred Ebb 00:02:24
25.   Money Money - Cabaret (Kander/Ebb) 1966 00:01:00
26.   USA - Cy Coleman 00:01:16
27.   Big Spender - Sweet Charity (Coleman/Fields) 1966 00:01:00
28.   USA - Sixties Flower Power 00:01:18
29.   Aquarius - Hair (MacDermot/Radio/Ragni) 1967 00:00:49
30.   USA - The backward - looking rock musical 00:00:52
31.   Sweet Transvestite - The Rocky Horror Show (O'Brien) 1973 00:01:04
32.   USA - Stephen Sondheim 00:01:58
33.   Company - Company (Sondheim) 1970 00:01:16
34.   A Little Night Muisc (Sondheim) 00:00:38
35.   Send In The Clowns - A Little Night Music (Sondheim) 1973 00:01:17
36.   England - Andrew Lloyd Webber 00:03:57
37.   I Don't Know How To Love Him - Jesus Christ Superstar (Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice) 1971 00:01:13
38.   England - Jeeves followed by Evita 00:01:18
39.   Another Suitcase, Another Hall - Evita (Lloyd Webber/Rice) 1978 00:00:57
40.   England - T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Cats 00:00:44
41.   Memory - Cats (Lloyd Webber/Eliot/Nunn) 1981 00:01:03
42.   USA - Kander and Ebb: 1920s jazz flashback 00:00:45
43.   All That Jazz - Chicago (Kander/Ebb) 1975 00:00:56
44.   USA - The back - stage setting 00:00:36
45.   What I Did For Love - A Chorus Line (Hamlish/Kablan) 1976 00:01:03
46.   USA - A show re - appears 00:01:00
47.   Tomorrow - Annie (Strouse/Charnin) 1977 00:01:03
48.   England - Lloyd Webber spectaculars 00:01:26
49.   USA - Stephen Sondheim 00:01:17
50.   Sweeney Todd - Sweeney Todd (Sondheim) 1979 00:01:40
51.   France - Alain Boubill and Claude - Michel Schonberg 00:02:46
52.   The People Song - Les Miserables (Schonberg/Boublil) 1985 00:01:30

Total Playing Time: 05:13:24






Author(s):
Fawkes, Richard

Reader(s):
Criswell, Kim

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Series: Histories

Genre: Arts

Catalogue No: NA422712

Barcode: 9789626342275

Physical Release: 08/2001

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