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Carousel - Studio Cast Recording / Robert Merrill, Patrice Munsel, Florence Henderson


Release Date: 06/14/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 91289  
Composer:  Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Florence HendersonRobert MerrillPatrice MunselGloria Lane,   ... 
Conductor:  Lehman Engel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 1955 Studio Cast of Carousel was the first comprehensive recording of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s great score. Metropolitan Opera stars Patrice Munsel and Robert Merrill bring their sumptuous voices to the roles of Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow plus a cast that includes the future “Mrs. Brady,” Florence Henderson, Tony-winner George S. Irving, Gloria Lane and Herbert Banke. Legendary Broadway maestro Lehman Engel conducts this recording, of which Richard Rodgers wrote, “It is my hope that you will enjoy the splendid artists who have made this album as much as I enjoy them.” The 1955 Studio Cast of Carousel was the first comprehensive recording of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s great score. Metropolitan Opera stars Patrice Munsel and Robert Merrill bring their sumptuous voices to the roles of Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow plus a cast that includes the future “Mrs. Brady,” Florence Henderson, Tony-winner George S. Irving, Gloria Lane and Herbert Banke. Legendary Broadway maestro Lehman Engel conducts this recording, of which Richard Rodgers wrote, “It is my hope that you will enjoy the splendid artists who have made this album as much as I enjoy them.” Read less

Works on This Recording

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Carousel by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Florence Henderson (Voice), Robert Merrill (Baritone), Patrice Munsel (Soprano),
Gloria Lane (Mezzo Soprano), George Irving (Baritone), Herbert Banke (Voice)
Conductor:  Lehman Engel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 1955 

Featured Sound Samples

Carousel: June is Bustin' Out All Over
What's the Use of Wond'rin'
If I Loved You

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