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Mario Lanza - The Toast Of Hollywood


Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 374163   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nicholas BrodszkyGuy d' HardelotCharles GounodGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Mario LanzaElaine Malbin
Conductor:  Ray SinatraConstantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony OrchestraStudio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In conjunction with Turner Classic Movies Network, Masterworks presents The Toast of Hollywood, a new 2-CD set celebrating Mario Lanza’s extraordinary career. It was from the celebrated soundstages of MGM that the golden voice of Mario Lanza rang out to the world. Opera may have been Lanza’s first calling, but Hollywood saw to it that he became an international star. The full range of Lanza’s vocal brilliance is displayed on The Toast of Hollywood, a glittering compilation of popular ballads, opera arias, classic show tunes and jewels from the Great American Songbook that includes six previously unreleased gems.

DISC 1: A Tenor at the Movies
This collection covers the movie years: songs and arias made popular by Lanza
Read more in his classic musicals for MGM. Standouts include his signature tune, “Be My Love,” written for him by Nicholas Brodzsky & Sammy Cahn for The Toast of New Orleans; a sublime, one- take recording of the famous “Serenade” from The Student Prince and a sensational “Granada,” one of the musical high points in Because You’re Mine.

DISC 2: A Tenor in Love
Songs of love and longing, all recorded for The Mario Lanza Show, are the focus of disc two, and among its many treasures are “Day In, Day Out,” Rube Bloom & Johnny Mercer’s hooray-for-love salute to hopeful romantics, a ravishing “’A vucchella” that positively bursts with bright Italian sunshine and a sweet and tender “My Romance,” here making its debut on CD.
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Toast of New Orleans: Be My Love by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
2.
Because by Guy d' Hardelot
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1902 
3.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
4.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
5.
The loveliest night of the year by Irving Aaronson
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
6.
Because You're Mine: Because You're Mine by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Granada by Agustín Lara
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 
8.
The Girl From Utah: They Didn't Believe Me by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
9.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor), Elaine Malbin (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
10.
Student Prince: Serenade by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
11.
Seven Hills of Rome: Lolita by Victor Young
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
12.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
13.
Student Prince: Drink, Drink, Drink by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
14.
Seven Hills of Rome: Arrivederci, Roma by Victor Young
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
15.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
16.
Cameo Kirby: Romance by Walter Donaldson
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
17.
Day In Day Out by Johnny Mercer
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
18.
Wake up and Dream: What is this thing called love? by Cole Porter
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
19.
The Night Is Young (and You’re So Beautiful) by Dana Suesse
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
20.
Good News: The Best Things in Life Are Free by Ray Henderson
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
21.
Canzoni napoletane (3): no 1, 'A vucchella by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Italy 
22.
Carousel: If I loved you by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
23.
For you alone by Henry Ernest Geehl
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
24.
Show Boat: Make believe by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
25.
The Toast of New Orleans: I'll Never Love You by Anders Brodsgaard
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
26.
Carousel: You'll never walk alone by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
27.
Among My Souvenirs by Lawrence Wright
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
28.
Heart's melodies, Op. 5: no 3, I love thee by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1864; Norway 
29.
Jumbo: My romance by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
30.
Flying Colors: Alone Together by Arthur Schwartz
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 

Sound Samples

Be My Love (from "The Toast of New Orleans")
Because
Act IV: La donna è mobile
The Loveliest Night of the Year (From "The Great Caruso")
Granada
They Didn't Believe Me (from "The Girl From Utah")
Because You're Mine (From "Because You're Mine")
Ave Maria
Act I: Brindisi - Libiamo, libiamo
Serenade (from "The Student Prince")
Lolita (from "Seven Hills of Rome")
Act I: Che gelida manina
Drink, Drink, Drink (from "The Student Prince")
Arrivederci, Roma (featured in "The Seven Hills of Rome")
Act III: E lucevan le stelle
Romance (From "Cameo Kirby")
Day In, Day Out
What Is This Thing Called Love?
The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful
The Best Things in Life Are Free
'A vucchella
If I Loved You (from "Carousel")
For You Alone
Make Believe (from "Showboat")
I'll Never Love You (from "The Toast of New Orleans")
You'll Never Walk Alone (from "Carousel")
Among My Souvenirs
I Love Thee
My Romance (from "Billy Rose's Jumbo")
Alone Together

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