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The Broadway Musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Complete Broadway / Var
Release Date: 11/06/2012 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 541696   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Philip RashHarry GroenerChristine AndreasNick Jolley,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz AllersLarry BlankSalvatore Dell'IsolaMilton Rosenstock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oklahoma! Pit OrchestraChorusChildren's Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 12 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Broadway musicals of Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) belong to the whole world. They were a cultural phenomenon at a time when Broadway was an undisputed kingdom of American culture. The unique music made by Rodgers’ melodies and Hammerstein’s words featured in the groundbreaking shows they wrote between 1943 and 1960 are known to people everywhere. From this extraordinary body of work, these wonderful songs can now be enjoyed for the first time in one definitive collection of all their musicals.

Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Complete Broadway Musicals is comprised of classic shows which include Oklahama!, The King and I, South Pacific, Carousel and probably the most famous musical of all
Read more time, The Sound of Music. Of these, several made appearances on the Billboard charts as this was a time when Broadway was a consistent supplier of songs for the Hit Parade. Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Complete Broadway Musicals features many original cast performances from legendary Broadway stars such as Julie Andrews, Kaye Ballard, Laura Benanti, Yul Brynner, Liz Callaway, Christine Ebersole, Ezio Pinza, Mary Martin, Audra McDonald, Jerry Orbach, John Raitt, Patrick Wilson, among others.

This deluxe set contains 12 CDs, packaged in sleeves with the original cover art, and a lavish 12”x 12” 100-page book with essays on each show, rare productionand behind-the- scenes photos, liner notes by Ted Chapin (President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein office in New York), biographies, and more.

Repertoire:

OKLAHOMA! Broadway Revival Cast Recording (1979)

CAROUSEL Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast Recording (1965)

STATE FAIR Original Broadway Cast Recording (1996)

ALLEGRO The First Complete Recording – Studio Cast Recording 2-DISC SET (2008)

SOUTH PACIFIC Original Broadway Cast Recording (1949)

THE KING AND I Broadway Revival Cast Recording (1977)

ME & JULIET Original Broadway Cast Recording (1953)

PIPE DREAM Original Broadway Cast Recording (1955)

CINDERELLA Television Cast Recording (1956)

FLOWER DRUM SONG Original Broadway Cast Recording (1958)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Original Broadway Cast Recording (1959)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Philip Rash (Voice), Harry Groener (Voice), Christine Andreas (Voice),
Nick Jolley (Voice), Christine Ebersole (Voice), Bruce Adler (Voice),
Laurence Guittard (Voice), Mary Wickes (Voice), Martin Vidnovic (Voice),
Stephen Crain (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oklahoma! Pit Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 52 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2.
Carousel by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Jerry Orbach (Voice), Katherine Hilgenberg (Voice), Eileen Christy (Voice),
Susan Watson (Voice), John Raitt (Voice), Reid Shelton (Voice)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/15/1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
3.
State Fair by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Donna McKechnie (Voice), John Davidson (Voice), Andrea McArdle (Voice),
Scott Wise (Voice), Ben Wright (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4.
Allegro by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Patrick Wilson (Voice), Marni Nixon (Soprano), Audra McDonald (Soprano),
Judy Kuhn (Voice), Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Liz Callaway (Voice),
Laura Benanti (Voice), Norbert Leo Butz (Voice)
Conductor:  Larry Blank
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus,  Children's Chorus,  Istropolis Philharmonic Orchestra
5.
South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Ezio Pinza (Bass), Mary Martin (Voice), Juanita Hall (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'Isola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
The King and I by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Yul Brynner (Voice), Constance Towers (Voice)
Conductor:  Milton Rosenstock
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
7.
Me and Juliet by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Joan McCracken (Voice), Mark Dawson (Voice), Isabel Bigley (Voice),
Arthur Maxwell (Voice), Bill Hayes (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'Isola
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
8.
Pipe Dream by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  G. D. Wallace (Voice), Helen Traubel (Soprano), Judy Tyler (Voice),
William Johnson (Baritone), Mike Kellin (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'Isola
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
9.
Cinderella by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Alice Ghostley (Voice), Jon Cypher (Voice), Robert Penn (Voice),
Julie Andrews (Voice), Edie Adams (Voice), Kaye Ballard (Voice),
Ilka Chase (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
10.
Flower Drum Song by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Arabella Hong (Voice), Larry Blyden (Voice), Pat Suzuki (Voice),
Juanita Hall (Voice), Ed Kenney (Voice), Miyoshi Umeki (Voice),
Keye Luke (Voice)
Conductor:  Salvatore Dell'Isola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/07/1958 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio 
11.
The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Lauri Peters (Voice), Nan McFarland (Voice), John Randolph (Voice),
Mary Martin (Voice), Theodore Bikel (Voice), Muriel O'Malley (Voice),
Patricia Neway (Soprano), Elizabeth Howell (Voice), Kathy Dunn (Voice),
Marilyn Rodgers (Voice), Karen Shepard (Voice), William Snowden (Voice),
Joseph Stewart (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  8 Customer Reviews )
 It's all here February 10, 2015 By David M. (Winona, MN) See All My Reviews "Yes, it is all here, the complete songs of the Rogers and Hammerstein musicals, all in order, and including not only the easily remembered ones, but those that were not easily brought to mind. What is interesting is that in some of the latter, there are memorable songs, some you had forgotten and were fascinated to listen to again, bringing back memories of tunes you had forgotten but songs that were deserving of being preserved in your memory. Along with the photos and listings of casts (often those in the movies as well) in the accompanying book, this collection is a worthwhile buy and it completes your collection of one of the best duos of composer and lyricist ever. It truly is a joy to read and listen to these masterworks." Report Abuse
 TREASURE! February 4, 2015 By K. Black (Burleson, TX) See All My Reviews "This is a great set - 11 CD's - Original Broadway Productions. Some have some bonus tracks. The book has some great photos and stories from the day. Great for a gift - get one for you and a friend!" Report Abuse
 Perfect for Broadway show lovers February 3, 2015 By Sandra P. (Chicago, IL) See All My Reviews "Picked this up for the CD's, but greatly enjoyed the included book. Some great photos of original productions. Highly recommend this set. And kudos to Arkiv - this was at my front door in just a few days." Report Abuse
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