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BEST OF BROADWAY

This collection of highlights from 19 favourite shows offers a survey of Broadway musical theatre from its beginnings in the late 1920s to its heyday in the mid 1950s. The musicals from this period, ranging from Oklahoma! to Porgy and Bess and to Guys and Dolls, remain some of today’s best known and most popular shows as demonstrated by their continual revivals and tours throughout the world. These recordings feature the original Broadway casts and a 16 page booklet which contains a full synopsis and background for each musical.



Disc 1

Rodgers, Richard
Hammerstein II, Oscar, lyricist(s)

  Oklahoma! (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' 00:02:32
2.   Play with flash player Act I: The Surrey With The Fringe On Top 00:03:06
3.   Play with flash player Act II: The Farmer And The Cowman 00:05:17
4.   Play with flash player Act II: Oklahoma! 00:02:30
  Carousel (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Carousel Waltz 00:04:23
6.   Play with flash player Act I: If I Loved You 00:04:22
7.   Play with flash player Act I: June Is Bustin' Out All Over 00:03:47
8.   Play with flash player Act II: You'll Never Walk Alone 00:02:40
  South Pacific (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
9.   Play with flash player Act I: Some Enchanted Evening 00:02:59
10.   Play with flash player Act I: Bali Ha'i 00:03:25
11.   Play with flash player Act I: I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair 00:03:25
12.   Play with flash player Act II: This Nearly Was Mine 00:03:26
  The King and I (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
13.   Play with flash player Act I: I Whistle A Happy Tune 00:02:40
14.   Play with flash player Act I: Getting To Know You 00:03:27
15.   Play with flash player Act II: Shall We Dance 00:02:51

Kern, Jerome
Hammerstein II, Oscar, lyricist(s)

  Show Boat (1946 Broadway Revival Recording) (excerpts)
16.   Play with flash player Act I: Ol' Man River 00:04:18
17.   Play with flash player Act I: Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man 00:04:00

Wright, Robert / Forrest, George
Forrest, George / Wright, Robert, lyricist(s)

  Kismet (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
18.   Play with flash player Act I: Baubles, Bangles And Beads 00:04:11
19.   Play with flash player Act I: Stranger In Paradise 00:04:07

Gershwin, George
Heyward, DuBose / Gershwin, Ira, lyricist(s)

  Porgy and Bess (Original Cast Recording) (excerpts)
20.   Play with flash player Act I: Summertime 00:02:28
21.   Play with flash player Act II: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' 00:02:42
22.   Play with flash player Act II: It Ain't Necessarily So 00:02:48


Disc 2

Gershwin, George
Gershwin, Ira, lyricist(s)

  Girl Crazy, Act I: I Got Rhythm
1.   Play with flash player Girl Crazy, Act I: I Got Rhythm 00:03:01

Berlin, Irving
Berlin, Irving, lyricist(s)

  Call Me Madam (excerpts)
2.   Play with flash player Act I: The Hostess With The Mostes' (1950 Studio Recording) 00:03:25
3.   Play with flash player Act I: It's A Lovely Day Today (1950 Original Broadway Cast Recording) 00:03:32
4.   Play with flash player Act II: You're Just In Love (1953 Film Soundtrack Recording) 00:03:09
  Annie Get Your Gun (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Doin' What Comes Natur'lly 00:03:25
6.   Play with flash player Act I: You Can't Get A Man With A Gun 00:03:13
7.   Play with flash player Act I: There's No Business Like Show Business 00:03:11
8.   Play with flash player Act II: Anything You Can Do 00:03:10

Styne, Jule
Cahn, Sammy, lyricist(s)

  High Button Shoes (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Act I: Papa, Won't You Dance With Me
9.   Play with flash player High Button Shoes (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Act I: Papa, Won't You Dance With Me 00:02:56

Styne, Jule
Robin, Leo, lyricist(s)

  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
10.   Play with flash player Act II: Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend 00:02:59
11.   Play with flash player Act II: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 00:01:05

Loewe, Frederick
Lerner, Alan Jay, lyricist(s)

  Brigadoon (Original Broadway Case Recording) (excerpts)
12.   Play with flash player Act I: The Heather On The Hill 00:03:39
13.   Play with flash player Act I: Almost Like Being In Love 00:02:43

Bernstein, Leonard
Green, Adolph / Comden, Betty, lyricist(s)

  On the Town, Act II: Some Other Time
14.   Play with flash player On the Town, Act II: Some Other Time 00:01:50
  Wonderful Town (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Act I: A Quiet Girl
15.   Play with flash player Wonderful Town (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Act I: A Quiet Girl 00:03:20

Porter, Cole
Porter, Cole, lyricist(s)

  Kiss Me, Kate (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
16.   Play with flash player Act I: So In Love 00:03:36
17.   Play with flash player Act II: Always True To You (In My Fashion) 00:04:02

Wilson, Sandy
Wilson, Sandy, lyricist(s)

  The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording) (excerpts)
18.   Play with flash player Act I: I Could Be Happy With You 00:02:50
19.   Play with flash player Act II: A Room in Bloomsbury 00:02:45

Loesser, Frank
Loesser, Frank, lyricist(s)

  Where's Charley, Act II: Once In Love With Amy
20.   Play with flash player Where's Charley, Act II: Once In Love With Amy 00:04:20
  Guys and Dolls (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
21.   Play with flash player Act I: The Oldest Established 00:02:36
22.   Play with flash player Act I: I'll Know 00:03:30
23.   Play with flash player Act I: A Bushel And A Peck 00:01:33
24.   Play with flash player Act I: Guys and Dolls 00:02:52
25.   Play with flash player Act II: Luck Be A Lady Tonight 00:03:00
26.   Play with flash player Act II: Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat 00:02:13

Total Playing Time: 02:33:19






Composer(s):
Berlin, Irving; Bernstein, Leonard; Forrest, George; Gershwin, George; Kern, Jerome; Loesser, Frank; Loewe, Frederick; Porter, Cole; Rodgers, Richard; Styne, Jule; Wilson, Sandy; Wright, Robert

Lyricist(s):
Berlin, Irving; Cahn, Sammy; Comden, Betty; Forrest, George; Gershwin, Ira; Green, Adolph; Hammerstein II, Oscar; Heyward, DuBose; Lerner, Alan Jay; Loesser, Frank; Porter, Cole; Robin, Leo; Wilson, Sandy; Wright, Robert

Conductor(s):
Actman, Irving; Adrian, Louis; Allers, Franz; Blackton, Jay; Davenport, Pembroke; dell'Isola, Salvatore; Dvonch, Frederick; Engel, Lehman; Jenkins, Gordon; Littau, Joseph; MacArthur, Edwin; Newman, Alfred; Rosenstock, Milton; Smallens, Alexander

Orchestra(s):
Decca Symphony Orchestra; Jay Blackton Orchestra; Oklahoma Orchestra; Original Broadway Cast Orchestra; Show Boat Orchestra; Studio Cast Orchestra; Studio orchestra; Sy Oliver Orchestra

Choir(s):
Eva Jessye Choir; Oklahoma Chorus; Original Broadway Cast Children's Choir; Original Broadway Cast Chorus; Sy Oliver Chorus

Artist(s):
Alda, Robert; Arndt, Justin; Bell, Marion; Bigley, Isabel; Blaine, Vivian; Bolger, Ray; Brooks, David; Brown, Anne; Bruce, Carol; Brynner, Yul; Channing, Carol; Clayton, Jan; Comden, Betty; Darling, Jean; Dowdy, Helen; Drake, Alfred; Duncan, Todd; Edwards, Stan; Fabray, Nanette; Garde, Bette; Gaynes, George; Green, Adolph; Green, Milton; Hall, Juanita; Harris, Herb; Hayes, Anthony; Johnson, Christine; Kaye, Stubby; Kiley, Richard; Kirk, Lisa; Lawrence, Gertrude; Levene, Sam; Martin, Mary; McCauley, Jack; Merman, Ethel; Middleton, Ray; Morison, Patricia; Morrow, Doretta; Nype, Russell; O'Connor, Donald; Oneto, Richard; Pinza, Ezio; Raitt, John; Riggs, Ralph; Rogers, Anne; Silver, Johnny; Spencer, Kenneth; Studio drummer; Studio pianist; Talva, Galina

Label: Naxos

Genre: Musicals; Nostalgia; Opera

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.120873-74

Barcode: 0636943287323

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States, Australia and Singapore due to possible copyright restrictions


Release Date: 11/2007

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