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A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists / The King's Singers


Release Date: 04/24/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 47677   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Walter JurmannWerner Richard HeymannCole PorterBert Reisfeld,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 48 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Veronika, der Lenz ist da by Walter Jurmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
2. Liebling, mein Herz lässt dich grüssen by Werner Richard Heymann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1932; Berlin, Germany 
3. Gay Divorcée: Night and Day by Cole Porter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
4. Mein kleiner, grüner Kaktus by Bert Reisfeld
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
5. Creole Love Call by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
6. Eins, zwei, drei, vier by Paul Abraham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Modern 
7. Stormy weather by Harold Arlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
8. Wenn der Wind weht über das Meer by Werner Richard Heymann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
9. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
10. Firefly: Donkey serenade by Rudolf Friml
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; USA 
11. Gitarren spielt auf by Ludwig Smidseder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
12. No, No, Nanette: Tea for Two by Vincent Youmans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
13. Du armes Girl vom Chor by N. Doughaby
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
14. Wochenend und Sonnenschein by Milton Ager
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Customer Reviews

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 A tribute, not a reproduction April 3, 2012 By J. Cohen (Irvine, CA) See All My Reviews "It may have been naive of me, but I came to this album expecting something a little different than what was actually there. I was expecting the King's Singers to be attempting a reproduction of the Comedian Harmonists' repertoire and style. Instead, the album really is a "tribute." None of the arrangements are from the Harmonists; instead, they are from the King's Singer's usual stable of arrangers, and adapt and expand the original music very freely. When I heard "Veronika" on this album, I wasn't sure what I was listening to for the first thirty seconds or so. The arrangements really fit the sonority of the King's Singers of 20-odd years ago, with weak countertenors instead of the strong high tenor of the Harmonists, virtuosic sound effects, and chords slightly jazzier than the Harmonists'. The sound is distinctly less relaxed and fun-loving than the Harmonists'. So, this is really a King's Singers album first, and a Comedian Harmonists album second. For what it is, the album is very pleasant listening, but it's not a substitute for the recordings of the original performers." Report Abuse
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