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A Room With A View - Noel Coward: Songs / Richard Conrad


Release Date: 06/15/1999 
Label:  Newport Classic   Catalog #: 85647   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Noel Coward
Performer:  Richard Conrad
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Born in 1899, Noël Coward as a composer had one foot in the British operetta style of Gilbert & Sullivan and the other in the jazz-inflected, light-verse song styles of the Gershwins and Cole Porter (with perhaps a toe touching the European-influenced American operetta style of Victor Herbert). Since his death in 1973, and even before, Coward has been embraced by some classical singers who have attempted to fit him somewhere in the light-classical or art-song realm. Light baritone Richard Conrad is one of these, and in this album, accompanied by pianist William Merrill, he declaims Coward songs in his formal, mannered voice, emphasizing his own rolling tones over the lyrics.
Includes song(s) by Noel Coward. Soloist: Richard Conrad.
Born in 1899, Noël Coward as a composer had one foot in the British operetta style of Gilbert & Sullivan and the other in the jazz-inflected, light-verse song styles of the Gershwins and Cole Porter (with perhaps a toe touching the European-influenced American operetta style of Victor Herbert). Since his death in 1973, and even before, Coward has been embraced by some classical singers who have attempted to fit him somewhere in the light-classical or art-song realm. Light baritone Richard Conrad is one of these, and in this album, accompanied by pianist William Merrill, he declaims Coward songs in his formal, mannered voice, emphasizing his own rolling tones over the lyrics.
Includes song(s) by Noel Coward. Soloist: Richard Conrad. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
This Year of Grace: A Room with a view by Noel Coward
Performer:  Richard Conrad (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
2.
Bitter Sweet: I'll See You Again by Noel Coward
Performer:  Richard Conrad (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
3.
Mrs. Worthington by Noel Coward
Performer:  Richard Conrad (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935 

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