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Producers' Showcase - Festival Of Music Volume 1

Rubinstein / Tebaldi / Bjoerling
Release Date: 09/30/2003 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4244  
Composer:  Ruggero LeoncavalloFelix MendelssohnGiacomo PucciniJacques Offenbach,   ... 
Performer:  Jan PeerceLeonard WarrenIsaac SternZinka Milanov,   ... 
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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VOLUME 1
The telecast of January 30, 1956. Charles Laughton, host.

Leonard Warren, Jan Peerce (Pagliacci) Isaac Stern (Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto - 3rd mov.) Zinka Milanov (“Vissi d’arte”) Roberta Peters (“Olympia’s Song” from Tales of Hoffmann) Blanche Thebom & Mildred Miller (“Barcarolle” from Tales of Hoffmann) Gregor Piatigorsky (Weber: Adagio & Rondo) Marian Anderson (three spirituals) Risë Stevens (“Card Scene” from Carmen) Renata Tebaldi & Jussi Bjoerling (Act 1 finale from La Bohème) Arthur Rubinstein (Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53). Showcase Symphony Orchestra/Max Rudolf.

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Works on This Recording

1.
I Pagliacci: Excerpt(s) by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor), Leonard Warren (Baritone)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 3rd movement, Allegretto non troppo-Allegro molto vivace by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
3.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Zinka Milanov (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
4.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Roberta Peters (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
5.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano), Mildred Miller (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
6.
Adagio and Rondo for Harmonium in F major, J 115 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
7.
Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Showcase Symphony Orchestra
8.
Carmen: En vain pour éviter les réponses amères "Card Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
9.
La Bohème: Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
10.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 

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