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Voice Of Firestone - Robert Merrill In Opera & Song

Merrill,Robert
Release Date: 04/29/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2461  
Composer:  Kurt WeillGeorges BizetFranz LehárGioachino Rossini,   ... 
Performer:  Robert Merrill
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 45 Mins. 

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For more than thirty years, The Voice of Firestone brought the world’s greatest artists into the homes of music lovers. Now, through a special arrangement with the New England Conservatory in Boston, Kultur is proud to make these rate telecasts available.

American baritone Robert Merrill is one of a handful of opera singers whose performances and recordings provide the very definition of what one regards a “great singing.” Over a long and illustrious career, Merrill’s pure, mellow tone, produced without effort, yet possessing great power and richness, has thrilled audiences throughout the world. His numerous appearances on The Voice of Firestone telecasts attest to the consistency of his singing, and the charismatic
Read more personality which made Robert Merrill one of this country’s most celebrated artists.

Region: All
Running Time: 105 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: B&W
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Works on This Recording

1.
Knickerbocker Holiday: September Song by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/09/1957 
2.
Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 09/09/1957 
3.
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/09/1957 
4.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/01/1959 
5.
Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1955 
6.
Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1955 
7.
Cosi Cosa by Walter Jurmann
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Date of Recording: 10/03/1955 
8.
Sylvia by Oley Speaks
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/13/1955 
9.
I Pagliacci: Sì può? [Prologue] by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/13/1955 
10.
A-Roving by Traditional
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/11/1956 
11.
Hamlet: O vin dissipe la tristesse by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1956 
12.
Dames: I only have eyes for you by Harry Warren
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1956 
13.
My Fair Lady: On the street where you live by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1957 
14.
Il trovatore: Il balen del suo sorriso by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1957 
15.
The Red Mill: Everyday is Ladies Day by Victor Herbert
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voice of Firestone Orchestra
Date of Recording: 05/20/1957 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Problems with Record February 5, 2013 By Paul Cassayre (Napa, CA) See All My Reviews "Upon playing the record, it started with one verse of Come Back to Sorriento continually replaying. I managed to find the proper start for the first song and the songs followed the proper sequence. The quality of the sound was very bad. The sound quality improved after I wiped the disc with alcohol. I expect that there must have been a film coating on the disc. After this the record still started out with the recycling of Come Back to Sorriento. I suspect there must have been a previous recording on the disc. I was very disapointed because I love Robert Merrill's voice." Report Abuse
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