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American Classics - Moross: Frankie And Johnny, Etc


Release Date: 11/19/2002 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559086   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jerome Moross
Performer:  Diane KeslingJohn David De HaanDenise EddsMelissa Barrick
Conductor:  Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony OrchestraHot Springs Music Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The singers are excellent in their roles and deliver the lyrics with great clarity."
- John Sunier, Audiophile Audition

"These well-recorded performances have authoritative style, plus outstanding brass playing, and a riveting performance by tenor John DeHann."
- Laurence Vittes, Gramophone, December 2002

The singers are excellent in their roles and deliver the lyrics with great clarity."
- John Sunier, Audiophile Audition

"These well-recorded performances have authoritative style, plus outstanding brass playing, and a riveting performance by tenor John DeHann."
- Laurence Vittes, Gramophone, December 2002

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Works on This Recording

1. Those Everlasting Blues by Jerome Moross
Performer:  Diane Kesling (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/2000 
Venue:  Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Willie the Weeper by Jerome Moross
Performer:  John David De Haan (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra,  Hot Springs Music Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/2000 
Venue:  All Saints Church, London, England 
Length: 34 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. Frankie and Johnny by Jerome Moross
Performer:  Denise Edds (Soprano), Diane Kesling (Mezzo Soprano), Melissa Barrick (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/2000 
Venue:  All Saints Church, London, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Frankie and Johnny: Introduction
Frankie and Johnny: Bawdy House Stomp
Frankie and Johnny: Blues
Frankie and Johnny: Beer Parlour Rag
Frankie and Johnny: Bartender's Rag
Frankie and Johnny: Frankie Tune
Frankie and Johnny: Fox-Trot Murder
Frankie and Johnny: Funeral Party One-Step
Those Everlasting Blues
Willie the Weeper: Introduction
Willie the Weeper: Rich Willie
Willie the Weeper: Lonely Wille
Willie the Weeper: Famous Willie
Willie the Weeper: Baffled Willie
Willie the Weeper: Big Willie
Willie the Weeper: Contented Willie
Willie the Weeper: Sexy Willie

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