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Rodgers Conducts Rodgers


Release Date: 02/03/2009 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 92876  
Composer:  Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Richard Rodgers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes the following bonus tracks:

* Goddard Lieberson Interviews Richard Rodgers - "March Of The Siamese Children", 5:00
* Goddard Lieberson Interviews Richard Rodgers - "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue", 2:05
* Goddard Lieberson Interviews Richard Rodgers - "Victory At Sea", 2:30
* Goddard Lieberson Interviews Richard Rodgers - Closing, 1:45

Interviews recorded 1954-55 in New York City, New York.

A note about the bonus tracks
Shortly after Richard Rodgers conducted the New York Philharmonic in this 1954 recording of his own music, he sat down with Goddard Lieberson, President of Columbia Records, to discuss the music and the recording.
Read more The interview was recorded as a promotional tool for use by radio stations, pressed as an LP with five separate tracks, to allow a radio host to play a portion of the interview and cue up the pertinent music from the recording – an early form of what is now called an “electronic press kit,” or EPK. It was never released commercially, and this is its first release on compact disc in its original, tracked format from the master. Rodgers’ recording with the New York Philharmonic was reissued on the Odyssey label (Y 35213) in 1979 with a different track order and a liner note drawn from a 1961 interview with Lieberson and Rodgers. For this release, we have retained the liner note from the original LP (CL 810), as well as the original order of the tracks.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Richard Rodgers Waltzes by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Richard Rodgers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1954 
Venue:  New York, NY 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This is a medley that includes "Lover," "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," "Falling in Love with Love," and "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning."  
2.
The King and I: March of the Siamese Children by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Richard Rodgers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1954 
Venue:  New York, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3.
Carousel: Waltz by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Richard Rodgers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1954 
Venue:  new 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4.
On Your Toes: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Richard Rodgers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1954 
Venue:  New York, NY 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5.
Victory at Sea: Symphonic scenario by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Richard Rodgers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1954; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1954 
Venue:  New York, NY 
Length: 12 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 

Sound Samples

Richard Rodgers Waltzes
March Of The Siamese Children (From "The King and I")
The Carousel Waltz
Slaughter On Tenth Avenue (From "On Your Toes")
Victory At Sea (Symphonic Scenario)
Goddard Lieberson Interviews Richard Rodgers: Introduction and "Richard Rodgers Waltzes"
Goddard Lieberson Interviews Richard Rodgers: "March Of The Siamese Children"
Goddard Lieberson Interviews Richard Rodgers: "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue"
Goddard Lieberson Interviews Richard Rodgers: "Victory At Sea"
Goddard Lieberson Interviews Richard Rodgers: Closing

Customer Reviews

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 Wonderful Recording "Out of the Past" October 11, 2013 By William B. (San Gabriel, CA) See All My Reviews "I was extremely happy to find that ArkivMusic had this "Rodgers Conducts Rodgers" title available. I gobbled it up. And better yet -- I have really enjoyed this Rodgers "time capsule" from the fifties. High recommend the seller." Report Abuse
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