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No Strings (With Strings) / Ralph Burns & His Orchestra


Release Date: 07/09/2002 
Label:  Drg   Catalog #: 19028   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In commemoration of Richard Rodgers’ centennial year, we offer Ralph Burns (1922-2001), the man Richard Rodgers picked to orchestrate his new Broadway musical No Strings (for which Rodgers wrote both music and lyrics). This 1962 LP originally released on Epic Records features Burns conducting his orchestra for this delightful score in an arrangement written especially for its release. For the stage production, Rodgers wanted his music played literally without strings-only by woodwinds, brass, harp and percussion-to typify the show’s title. No Strings (With Strings) isn’t a paradox it’s a paraphrase, and a brilliant one. No Strings (with Strings) really swings!

Ralph Burns established an enviable name for himself as
Read more pianist-arranger for such top bandleaders as Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnett and Red Norvo. On records, he has conducted for such artists as Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett. Among his many other credits include arrangements for Funny Girl (film), A Chorus Line (B’way and film), Annie (B’way & film), St. Louis Woman (City Center starring Vanessa Williams) and most recently received a Tony Award for his orchestrations in Fosse (B’way) and a posthumous 2001 Tony Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie.
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Works on This Recording

1.
No Strings: The sweetest sounds by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1962; USA 
2.
No Strings: Look No Further by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
3.
No Strings: Love Makes the World Go by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
4.
No Strings: Nobody Told Me by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
5.
No Strings: Loads of Love by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
6.
No Strings: Be My Host by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
7.
No Strings: No Strings by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
8.
No Strings: You Don't Tell Me by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
9.
No Strings: La La La by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
10.
No Strings: The Man Who Has Everything by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
11.
No Strings: Maine by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
12.
No Strings: An Orthodox Fool by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Ralph Burns
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 

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