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Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado / Sir Malcolm Sargent


Release Date: 02/16/1993 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 64403   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Monica SinclairOwen BranniganIan WallaceRichard Lewis,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte OrchestraGlyndebourne Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Now here is a treat. Sir Malcolm Sargent in Glyndebourne conducting a fabulous British cast in the most beloved of Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas. The tunes are irresistible and this is a classic performance. This is one of the first stereo recordings of the Gilbert & Sullivan canon which was greeted with great critical acclaim upon release. It still sounds wonderful!

First-rate singing distinguishes this vintage recording of the popular comic operetta, full of irresistible tunes and marvelous wordplay.
Now here is a treat. Sir Malcolm Sargent in Glyndebourne conducting a fabulous British cast in the most beloved of Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas. The tunes are irresistible and this is a classic performance. This is one of the first stereo recordings of the Gilbert & Sullivan canon which was greeted with great critical acclaim upon release. It still sounds wonderful!

First-rate singing distinguishes this vintage recording of the popular comic operetta, full of irresistible tunes and marvelous wordplay.
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Works on This Recording

1. Mikado by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Monica Sinclair (Alto), Owen Brannigan (Baritone), Ian Wallace (Bass),
Richard Lewis (Tenor), Sir Geraint Evans (Baritone), John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Baritone),
Elsie Morison (Soprano), Marjorie Thomas (Alto), Jeanette Sinclair (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
Length: 90 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu): Overture
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: If you want to know who we are (Nobles)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Gentlemen, I pray you tell me (Nanki-Poo, A Noble)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: A wand'ring minstrel, I (Nanki-Poo, Nobles)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Our great Mikado, virtuous man (Pish-Tush, Nobles)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Young man, despair (Pooh-Bah, Nanki-Poo, Pish-Tush)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: And have I journey'd for a month (Nanki-Poo, Pooh-Bah)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Behold the Lord High Executioner! (Nobles, Ko-Ko)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: As some day it may happen (Ko-Ko, Nobles)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Comes a train of little ladies (Girls)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Three little maids from school (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, Girls)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: So please you, sir, we much regret (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah, Girls)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted (Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: I am so proud (Pooh-Bah, Ko-Ko, Pish-Tush)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: With aspect stern (Nobles, Girls, Pooh-Bah, Ko-Ko, Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum, Others)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Your revels cease (Katisha, Nanki-Poo, Pitti-Sing, Yum-Yum, Others)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: Braid the raven hair (Girls, Pitti-Sing)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (Yum-Yum)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: Brightly dawns our wedding day (Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo, Pish-Tush)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: Here's a how-de-do! (Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo, Ko-Ko)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: Miya sama, miya sama (Girls, Nobles, Mikado, Katisha)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: A more humane Mikado (Mikado, Nobles)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: The criminal cried (Ko-Ko, Nobles, Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: See how the Fates their gifts allot (Mikado, Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah, Ko-Ko, Katisha)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: The flowers that bloom in the spring (Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah, Ko-Ko)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: Alone, and yet alive (Katisha)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: Hearts do not break (Katisha)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: On a tree by a river a little tom-tit (Ko-Ko)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: There is beauty in the bellow of the blast (Katisha, Ko-Ko)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: For he's gone and married Yum-Yum (Pitti-Sing, Ko-Ko, Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum, Others)

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