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Something Wonderful- Bryn Terfel Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein


Release Date: 09/10/1996 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 449163   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn TerfelKeith MillsStephen DowsonStephen Briggs,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern PhilharmoniaOpera North Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Winner of the Lieder prize at the 1989 Cardiff 'Singer of the World' competition AND Gramophone magazine's 'Young Artist of the Year' for 1992, Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel has proven himself in a wide variety of repertoire, including all three baritone roles in 'Don Giovanni'; English songs and orchestral works; lieder; and many operatic roles. SOMETHING WONDERFUL, which received a 1997 Gramophone Award, shows Terfel completely at home in the American musical theater by way of the songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
The program is drawn from seven of Rodgers & Hammerstein's nine Broadway musicals and includes one selection from the film 'State Fair'. The result is a mix of the familiar--"Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin" and
Read more "Edelweiss"--and the unknown--"Come Home" from 'Allegro' receives its first recording here. Terfel is in fine voice throughout, and his interpretations of the songs are perfectly suited. This is not the stiff "opera-singer" Rodgers & Hammerstein of Samuel Ramey, but rather it is sensitive, thoughtful work by a singer who might well be at home on any of today's musical revival recordings. His commitment to the material is evident in every word, his comprehension of the characters complete.
REVIEWS:
Village Voice (1/7/1998) - "...In opera and on the recital stage, this young Welshman mixes character, insight and[brings] wide ranging vocal equipment to Handel, Mozart, Wagner and beyond....[T]he music here...the title cut[for example]...thrives under Terfel's manly treatment..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Oklahoma!: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
State Fair: It Might As Well Be Spring by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
South Pacific: Some enchanted evening by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Oklahoma!: The Surrey with the Fringe on Top by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
South Pacific: Bali Ha'i by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Carousel: June is bustin' out all over by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
The King and I: Something wonderful by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Allegro: So far by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Allegro: A fellow needs a girl by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
The King and I: I have dreamed by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Allegro: What a lovely day for a wedding by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Keith Mills (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Me and Juliet: No other love by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
The Sound of Music: Edelweiss by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Carousel: If I loved you by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
South Pacific: There is nothin' like a dame by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Stephen Dowson (Bass), Keith Mills (Tenor), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone),
Stephen Briggs (Tenor), Maurice Bowen (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
South Pacific: Younger than springtime by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Allegro: Come home by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
South Pacific: This nearly was mine by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Carousel: Soliloquy by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
Carousel: You'll never walk alone by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Main Hall, Albert Halls, Bolton, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Oh! What a beautiful mornin' [Oklahoma!]
It Might As Well Be Spring [State Fair]
Some Enchanted Evening [South Pacific]
The Surrey with the fringe on top [Oklahoma!]
Bali Ha'i [South Pacific]
June is bustin' out all over [Carousel]
15. Something Wonderful [The King and I]
So Far [Allegro]
A Fellow Needs A Girl [Allegro]
18. I Have Dreamed [The King and I]
What A Lovely Day For A Wedding [Allegro]
No Other Love [Me and Juliet]
Edelweiss [The Sound of Music]
If I Loved You [Carousel]
There is nothin' like a dame [South Pacific]
Younger Than Springtime [South Pacific]
Come Home [Allegro]
This Nearly Was Mine [South Pacific]
Soliloquy [Carousel]
You'll Never Walk Alone [Carousel]

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