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Essential Operetta / Tucker, Della Casa, Reardon, Et Al


Release Date: 07/01/1997 
Label:  Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog #: 63059   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz LehárFranz von SuppéCarl ZellerGeorge Forrest,   ... 
Performer:  Richard TuckerLisa Della CasaJohn ReardonHelena Scott,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz AllersLehman EngelSkitch HendersonPaul Gemignani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony OrchestraAmerican Opera Society ChorusAmerican Opera Society Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Paganini: Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküsst by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Boccaccio: Medley by Franz von Suppé
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Z. Shepard 
3.
Die lustige Witwe: Es lebt eine Vilja...Vilja, o Vilja by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Lisa Della Casa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Opera Society Chorus,  American Opera Society Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Der Vogelhändler: Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol by Carl Zeller
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Song of Norway: Strange music by George Forrest
Performer:  John Reardon (Baritone), Helena Scott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lehman Engel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Notes: This song is based on Edvard Grieg's "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen" and "Nocturne." 
6.
Show Boat: You Are Love by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Barbara Cook (Soprano), John Raitt (Baritone)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
7.
Ein Walzertraum: Da draussen im duftigen Garten...Leise, ganz leise by Oscar Straus
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Austria 
8.
The New Moon: Softly, as in a morning sunrise by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
9.
Die lustige Witwe: Lippen schweigen by Franz Lehár
Performer:  John Reardon (Baritone), Lisa Della Casa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Opera Society Chorus,  American Opera Society Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Der Graf von Luxemburg: Medley by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Z. Shepard 
11.
Show Boat: Why do I love you? by Jerome Kern
Performer:  John Raitt (Baritone), Barbara Cook (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
12.
Der Opernball: Im chambre séparée "Midnight Bells" by Richard Heuberger
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Heart's melodies, Op. 5: no 3, I love thee by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Helena Scott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lehman Engel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1864; Norway 
Notes: Arranged: George Forrest and Robert Wright 
15.
Paganini: Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Schön ist die Welt: Schön ist die Welt by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1930; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Die lustige Witwe: Da geh' ich zu Maxim by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Paul Franke (Tenor), Paul Richards (Baritone), John Reardon (Baritone),
Howard Kahl (Baritone)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Opera Society Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Kismet: Stranger in Paradise by George Forrest
Performer:  Ruth Ann Swenson (Soprano), Jerry Hadley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Gemignani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This song is an arrangement of a theme from Borodin's 'Prince Igor.' 
19.
Frasquita: Hab' ein blaues Himmelbett by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1922; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume by Rudolf Sieczynski
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
21.
The Great Waltz: I long for Vienna by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Orchestrated: Erich Wolfgang Korngold 
22.
Schön ist die Welt: Liebste, glaub an mich by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1930; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 The most heavenly "Vilja Lied" of all time April 10, 2012 By George Pilcher (Westerville, OH) See All My Reviews "I have waited almost exactly 50 years for a CD issue of my beloved old Columbia LP of highlights from The Merry Widow, sung in English by a wonderful cast, including Lisa Della Casa and John Reardon, and--although this new CD in Sony's "Essential Classics" series contains by no means all of the music contained on the original LP issue, it does contain two cuts--one of which is Della Casa's "Vilja Lied." It is not only the most beautiful performance of that old warhorse that I have ever heard, it is one of the most beautiful examples of great singing that I have ever encountered, period. Along with Della Casa, you will also hear a large number of operetta selections sung by Richard Tucker, and this repertoire and that great voice were a marriage made in heaven. Run, do not walk, to your computer and order this disc." Report Abuse
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