Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2017

Kurt Weill - Lady In The Dark - The Original 1963 Studio Cast Recording - Recordings by Danny Kaye

With book by Moss Hart, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and music by Kurt Weill, this psychological musical opened on January 23, 1941, to thunderous applause at the Alvin Theatre in New York, and enjoyed a respectable run of 407 performances, in spite of the fact that – like Pal Joey – it broke the traditional mold of Broadway shows at the time.

The story of a stylish fashion magazine editor undergoing psychoanalysis, it starred the radiant Gertrude Lawrence, with Bert Lytell, Macdonald Carey, Victor Mature, and Danny Kaye as the four men of the four dreams that haunt her. The multi-tiered structure, in which each song is part of a particular dream, gave Weill the opportunity to write two of his most memorable compositions, “The Saga Of Jenny” and “My Ship.” Gershwin’s sophisticated lyrics included the tongue-twister “Tschaikovsky,” which would become a runaway hit single for Danny Kaye.

This 1963 studio cast album, starring Risë Stevens, John Reardon, Adolph Green, Stephanie Augustine, Kenneth Bridges, and Roger White, under the musical direction of Lehman Engel, vividly recreates this true masterpiece. It was first released in October, 1963. The reissue also includes five 1941 mono recordings of songs (including Tschaikowsky) sung by Danny Kaye.

Glamour Dream
1Oh Fabulous One5:34
3One Life To Live2:32
4Girl Of The Moment2:26

Wedding Dream

5Liza, Liza2:10
6Mapleton High Chorale2:29
7This Is New2:58
8The Princess Of Pure Delight5:33

Circus Dream

9The Greatest Show On Earth5:26
10The Best Years Of His Life2:45
12The Saga Of Jenny5:54

Childhood Dream

13My Ship3:03

Selected Songs From Lady In The Dark
14One Life To Live2:48
15The Princess Of Pure Delight2:44
16It's Never To Late To Mendelssohn2:23
17Tschaikovsky And Other Russians3:15
19My Ship3:01

Kurt Weill - Lady In The Dark - The Original 1963 Studio Cast Recording - Recordings by Danny Kaye
(256 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thanx 4 tenth (almost) full recording of Kurt Weill's play!

zero hat gesagt…

Hope you enjoy it! Greetings!

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