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The Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook Compilation

Various Artists
Release Date: 05/19/2009 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 50135  
Composer:  Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Laurence GuittardChristine AndreasMary WickesEzio Pinza,   ... 
Conductor:  Jay BlacktonSalvatore Dell'lsolaFranz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio OrchestraEntire CompanyChorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes a fascinating history booklet with show titles, dates of productions, singers, directors and producers. Recording dates range from 1949 to 2008. Indispensable for all lovers of Broadway musicals, "The Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook" features indelible Richard Rodgers melodies and top singers recorded at the height of their careers.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II came together professionally at what seemed like the perfect moment in their careers – certainly at the perfect moment for the American musical theater. They were very different men in style and personality. But their understanding of their collaboration was as wise and perceptive as it was successful.

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Read more Introduction to the liner notes

Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Additional arrangements by Robert Russel Bennett. Additional orchestral and choir conducting by Lehman Engel.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Oklahoma!: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Laurence Guittard (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: January 7, 1980 
Venue:  RCA Studio A, New York City 
2.
Oklahoma!: The Surrey with the Fringe on Top by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Christine Andreas (Voice), Laurence Guittard (Voice), Mary Wickes (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
3.
Oklahoma!: People Will Say We're In Love by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Laurence Guittard (Voice), Christine Andreas (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Written: 1943 
4.
Oklahoma!: Finale by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra,  Entire Company
5.
Carousel: Waltz by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
6.
South Pacific: Some enchanted evening by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Ezio Pinza (Bass)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
7.
South Pacific: There is nothin' like a dame by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
8.
South Pacific: I'm in love with a wonderful guy by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mary Martin (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Written: 1949 
9.
South Pacific: Younger than springtime by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  William Tabbert (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
10.
The King and I: I Whistle a Happy Tune by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Barbara Cook (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
11.
The King and I: Getting to Know You by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Barbara Cook (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
12.
The King and I: Shall We Dance? by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Theodore Bikel (Voice), Barbara Cook (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
13.
Cinderella: In My Own Little Corner by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Julie Andrews (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Modern 
14.
Cinderella: Do I love you because you're beautiful? by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Julie Andrews (Voice), Jon Cypher (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
15.
Flower Drum Song: I Enjoy Being a Girl by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Pat Suzuki (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Modern 
16.
Flower Drum Song: Sunday by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Pat Suzuki (Voice), Larry Blyden (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
17.
The Sound of Music: My favorite things by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Patricia Neway (Soprano), Mary Martin (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
18.
The Sound of Music: Do-Re-Mi by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mary Martin (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
19.
The Sound of Music: Climb ev'ry mountain by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Patricia Neway (Soprano)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
20.
The Sound of Music: Edelweiss by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Theodore Bikel (Voice), Mary Martin (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
21.
Carousel: If I loved you by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  John Raitt (Voice), Eileen Christy (Voice)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
22.
Carousel: You'll never walk alone by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Katherine Hilgenberg (Voice)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
23.
Allegro: The Gentleman is a dope by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Lisa Kirk (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'lsola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 

Sound Samples

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (From "Oklahoma!")
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (From "Oklahoma!")
People Will Say We're in Love (From "Oklahoma!")
Oklahoma - Finale: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (Reprise)
Prologue: The Carousel Waltz
If I Loved You
You'll Never Walk Alone
The Gentleman Is a Dope (Remastered 1993)
Some Enchanted Evening (from "South Pacific, 1949")
There Is Nothin' Like a Dame
Getting To Know You (From "The King and I")
March Of The Siamese Children (From "The King and I")
No Other Love (From "Me & Juliet") (1993 Remastered)
Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?
Love Look Away
I Enjoy Being A Girl (from "Flower Drum Song, 1958")
The Sound of Music
Do-Re-Mi
Climb Ev'ry Mountain
Edelweiss

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