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Lehar: Merry Widow Highlights; Cuvillier & Carr, Kerker


Release Date: 03/14/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 35981   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz LehárCharles CuvillierGustave KerkerGustave A. Kerker
Performer:  David HughesJeremy BrettJune BronhillEdgar Fleet,   ... 
Conductor:  Vilem TauskyMichael Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John McCarthy SingersVilem Tausky OrchestraMichael Collins Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Complete Track Listing:

The Merry Widow (Operetta in three acts; libretto by Victor Leon and Leon Stein; English version by Christopher Hassall)

Act I
1. Pontevedro In Paree (To Speak For The Men And The Beauties)
2. A Highly Respectable Wife (Look, Now's Our Chance)
3. Gentlemen, No More!...I'm Still A Pontevedrian
4. I'm Off To Chez Maxime (My Very Heavy Fatherland)
5. Finale (Ladies ' Choice... Come Away To The Ball)

Act II
6. Introduction (No-One Must Go Yet)... Vilia (There Once Lived A Vilia)
7. Jogging In A One-Horse Gig (Gee Up, Lassie, Here We Are)
8. March-Septet: You're Back Where You First Bean (It's A Problem)
9.
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10. Finale (This Match Should Last At Least A year)

Act III
11. Eh, Viola Les Belles Grisettes (The Grisettes Of Paris Greet You)
12. Love Unspoken

The Lilac Domino (Operetta in three acts; libretto by Emmerich von Gatti and Bela Jenbach; Revised English version by H. F. Malty; Additional lyrics by Donovan S. Parsons)

Act I
13. We Girls Don't Like Them Shy
14. The Lilac Domino

Act II
15. For Your Love I Am Waiting
16. What Has Gone (Life For Me Till Now Has Been Aimless)

Act III
17. All Line Up In A Queue (We Want Somebody Nice)

The Belle of New York (Musical comedy in two acts; lyrics by Hugh Morton)

Act I
18. Oh, Teach Me How To Kiss (To Be The Toy Of A Bold Bad Boy)
19. Wine, Woman And Song (Where'er you Stray)
20. La Belle Parisienne (The American Girl She Walk Like This)
21. They All Follow Me (I Find It Very Difficult To Make Young Men Religious)
22. She Is Belle Of New York (There's A Great Little Girl)

Act II
23. When We Are Married
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Works on This Recording

1. Die lustige Witwe: Excerpt(s) by Franz Lehár
Performer:  David Hughes (Tenor), Jeremy Brett (Tenor), June Bronhill (Soprano),
Edgar Fleet (Tenor), Leslie Fyson (Baritone), Ann Howard (Soprano),
Neil Howlett (Baritone), John Noble (Baritone)
Conductor:  Vilem Tausky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John McCarthy Singers,  Vilem Tausky Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Language: English 
2. Der lila Domino: Excerpt(s) by Charles Cuvillier
Performer:  Charles Young (Singer), Aileen Cochrane (Singer)
Conductor:  Michael Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Collins Orchestra,  Rita Williams Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1912 
Date of Recording: 06/09/1959 
Language: English 
3. The Belle of New York: Oh, teach me how to kiss by Gustave A. Kerker
Performer:  Mary Thomas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Collins Orchestra,  Rita Williams Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1958 
4. The Belle of New York: Wine, woman and song by Gustave A. Kerker
Performer:  Barry Kent (Singer)
Conductor:  Michael Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Collins Orchestra,  Rita Williams Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1958 
5. The Belle of New York: La belle parisienne by Gustave A. Kerker
Performer:  Mary Thomas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Collins Orchestra,  Rita Williams Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1958 
6. The Belle of New York: They all follow me by Gustave A. Kerker
Performer:  Mary Thomas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Collins Orchestra,  Rita Williams Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1958 
7. The Belle of New York: She is the belle of New York by Gustave A. Kerker
Performer:  Barry Kent (Singer)
Conductor:  Michael Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Collins Orchestra,  Rita Williams Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1958 
8. The Belle of New York: When we are married by Gustave A. Kerker
Performer:  Mary Thomas (Soprano), Barry Kent (Singer)
Conductor:  Michael Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Collins Orchestra,  Rita Williams Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1958 

Sound Samples

The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I (Grand salon at the Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris): Pontevedro in Paree (To spea
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I (Grand salon at the Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris): A highly respectable wife (L
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I (Grand salon at the Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris): Gentlemen, no more! ...I'm s
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I (Grand salon at the Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris): I'm off to Chez Maxime (My v
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I (Grand salon at the Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris): Finale (Ladies' choice...Com
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act II (The garden of Anna Glavari's mansion, evening of the next day): Introduction (
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act II (The garden of Anna Glavari's mansion, evening of the next day): Jogging in a o
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act II (The garden of Anna Glavari's mansion, evening of the next day): March-Septet:
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act II (The garden of Anna Glavari's mansion, evening of the next day): Red as the ros
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act II (The garden of Anna Glavari's mansion, evening of the next day): Finale (This m
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act III (The same, later that night): Eh, voilà les belles Grisettes (The Grisettes of
The Merry Widow (highlights in English) (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Victor Léon & Leo Stein · English version by Christopher Hassall) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act III (The same, later that night): Love unspoken (Danilo, Anna, all)
The Lilac Domino [five numbers] (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Emmerich von Gatti and Béla Jenbach · English version by H. F. Maltby · Additional lyrics by Donovan S. Parsons) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I: We girls don't like them shy (Léonie, ch
The Lilac Domino [five numbers] (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Emmerich von Gatti and Béla Jenbach · English version by H. F. Maltby · Additional lyrics by Donovan S. Parsons) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I: The Lilac Domino (Georgine) (2005 Digit
The Lilac Domino [five numbers] (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Emmerich von Gatti and Béla Jenbach · English version by H. F. Maltby · Additional lyrics by Donovan S. Parsons) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act II: For your love I am waiting (Léonie, cho
The Lilac Domino [five numbers] (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Emmerich von Gatti and Béla Jenbach · English version by H. F. Maltby · Additional lyrics by Donovan S. Parsons) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act II: What has gone (Life for me till now has
The Lilac Domino [five numbers] (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Emmerich von Gatti and Béla Jenbach · English version by H. F. Maltby · Additional lyrics by Donovan S. Parsons) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act III: All line up in a queue (We want somebo
The Belle of New York [six numbers] (A musical comedy in two acts · Lyrics by Hugh Morton) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I: Oh, teach me how to kiss (To be the toy of a bold bad boy) (Fifi, chorus)
The Belle of New York [six numbers] (A musical comedy in two acts · Lyrics by Hugh Morton) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I: Wine, woman and song (Where'er you stray) (Harry, chorus)
The Belle of New York [six numbers] (A musical comedy in two acts · Lyrics by Hugh Morton) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I: La belle Parisienne (The American girl she walk like this) (Fifi, chorus)
The Belle of New York [six numbers] (A musical comedy in two acts · Lyrics by Hugh Morton) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I: They all follow me (I find it very difficult to make young men religious) (Violet, chorus)
The Belle of New York [six numbers] (A musical comedy in two acts · Lyrics by Hugh Morton) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act I: She is the belle of New York (There's a great little girl) (Blinky Bill, chorus)
The Belle of New York [six numbers] (A musical comedy in two acts · Lyrics by Hugh Morton) (2005 Digital Remaster), Act II: When we are married (Fifi, Harry)

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