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Gershwin: Porgy And Bess Highlights; Bizet / Alwyn, Bumbry, Etc


Release Date: 03/14/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 35972   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George GershwinOscar Hammerstein II
Performer:  Edward DarlingUrsula ConnorsPauline StevensIsabelle Lucas,   ... 
Conductor:  Kenneth Alwyn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden SingersNew World Show OrchestraMike Sammes Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Porgy and Bess (highlights) (Opera in three acts based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward; Book by DuBose Heyward; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin)

Act I
Summertime (Clara)

Act II
Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin' (Porgy, Maria+, chorus)
Bess, you is my woman now (Porgy, Bess)
It ain't necessarily so (Sporting Life)
Oh, dey's so fresh an' fine (Strawberry Woman, Peter, Annie, Crab Man, Porgy, Maria)
I wants to stay here? I loves you, Porgy (Bess, Porgy)

Act III
There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York (Sporting Life)
Oh, Bess, oh where's my Bess? (Porgy, Clara, Maria)
Oh, Lawd, I'm on my way (Porgy, chorus) -
Read more Curtain Music (orchestra)

Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen; Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée)

Overture (orchestra)

Act I
Dat's love (I won't pick out a man) (Carmen, chorus)
You talk jus' like my maw (Joe, Cindy Lou)
Dere's a cafe on de corner (Carmen)
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum (I'll tell you why I wanna dance) (Frankie, chorus)
Stan' up and fight (Thanks a lot) (Husky, chorus)
Whizzin' away along de track (Wanna make a trip) (Rum, Myrt, Frankie, Carmen, Dink)
Dis Flower (Joe)

Act II
Card Song (Cut 'em) (Myrt, Frankie, Carmen)
My Joe (How can I love a man) (Cindy Lou)
Finale (But all I wanna do is love you) (Joe, Carmen, chorus)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Porgy and Bess: Excerpt(s) by George Gershwin
Performer:  Edward Darling (Tenor), Ursula Connors (Soprano), Pauline Stevens (Mezzo Soprano),
Isabelle Lucas (Voice), Barbara Elsy (Voice), Ray Ellington (Voice),
Lawrence Winters (Baritone), Ian Humphris (Voice)
Conductor:  Kenneth Alwyn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  New World Show Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/16/1961 
2.
Carmen Jones: Excerpt(s) by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performer:  Edward Darling (Tenor), Ursula Connors (Soprano), Ena Babb (Voice),
Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Thomas Baptiste (Voice), George Webb (Voice),
Elisabeth Welch (Voice)
Conductor:  Kenneth Alwyn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mike Sammes Singers,  New World Show Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 11/10/1962 

Sound Samples

Porgy and Bess (highlights) (Opera in three acts based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward · Book by DuBose Heyward · Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin) (1961 Digital Remaster), Act I: Summertime (Clara*)
Porgy and Bess (highlights) (Opera in three acts based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward · Book by DuBose Heyward · Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin) (1961 Digital Remaster), Act II: Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin' (Porgy, Maria+, chorus)
Porgy and Bess (highlights) (Opera in three acts based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward · Book by DuBose Heyward · Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin) (1961 Digital Remaster), Act II: Bess, you is my woman now (Porgy, Bess)
Porgy and Bess (highlights) (Opera in three acts based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward · Book by DuBose Heyward · Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin) (1961 Digital Remaster), Act II: It ain't necessarily so (Sporting Life) (1961 Digital Remas
Porgy and Bess (highlights) (Opera in three acts based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward · Book by DuBose Heyward · Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin) (1961 Digital Remaster), Act II: Oh, dey's so fresh an' fine (Strawberry Woman, Peter, Annie,
Porgy and Bess (highlights) (Opera in three acts based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward · Book by DuBose Heyward · Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin) (1961 Digital Remaster), Act II: I wants to stay here... I loves you, Porgy (Bess, Porgy)
Porgy and Bess (highlights) (Opera in three acts based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward · Book by DuBose Heyward · Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin) (1961 Digital Remaster), Act III: There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York (Sporting Li
Porgy and Bess (highlights) (Opera in three acts based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward · Book by DuBose Heyward · Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin) (1961 Digital Remaster), Act III: Oh, Bess, oh where's my Bess? (Porgy, Clara, Maria) (1961
Porgy and Bess (highlights) (Opera in three acts based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward · Book by DuBose Heyward · Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin) (1961 Digital Remaster), Act III: Oh, Lawd, I'm on my way (Porgy, chorus) - Curtain Music (or
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster): Overture (orchestra)
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act I: Dat's love (I won't pick out a man
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act I: You talk jus' like my maw (Joe, Ci
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act I: Dere's a café on de corner (Carmen
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act I: Beat out dat rhythm on a drum (I'l
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act I: Stan' up and fight (Thanks a lot)
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act I: Whizzin' away along de track (Wann
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act I: Dis Flower (Joe)
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act II: Card Song (Cut 'em) (Myrt, Franki
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act II: My Joe (How can I love a man) (Ci
Carmen Jones (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the opera Carmen · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II after Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of the novel by Prosper Mérimée) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act II: Finale (But all I wanna do is lov

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