Producers' Showcase - Festival Of Music Volume 1

Release Date: 9/30/2003
Catalog Number: 4244
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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VOLUME 1
The telecast of January 30, 1956. Charles Laughton, host.

Leonard Warren, Jan Peerce (Pagliacci) Isaac Stern (Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto - 3rd mov.) Zinka Milanov (“Vissi d’arte”) Roberta Peters (“Olympia’s Song” from Tales of Hoffmann) Blanche Thebom & Mildred Miller (“Barcarolle” from Tales of Hoffmann) Gregor Piatigorsky (Weber: Adagio & Rondo) Marian Anderson (three spirituals) Risë Stevens (“Card Scene” from Carmen) Renata Tebaldi & Jussi Bjoerling (Act 1 finale from La Bohème) Arthur Rubinstein (Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53). Showcase Symphony Orchestra/Max Rudolf.

Digitally restored using newly discovered audio sources. Can be programmed to watch whole show, with commercials, or just the musical selections. 89 min.B&W
Works on This Recording
1. I Pagliacci: Excerpt(s) by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer: Jan Peerce (Tenor), Leonard Warren (Baritone)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
2. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 3rd movement, Allegretto non troppo-Allegro molto vivace by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Isaac Stern (Violin)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Germany
3. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Zinka Milanov (Soprano)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
4. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille by Jacques Offenbach
Performer: Roberta Peters (Soprano)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Paris, France
5. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Performer: Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano), Mildred Miller (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Paris, France
6. Adagio and Rondo for Harmonium in F major, J 115 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello)
Period: Romantic
7. Work(s) by Various
Performer: Marian Anderson (Alto)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Showcase Symphony Orchestra
8. Carmen: En vain pour éviter les réponses amères "Card Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
9. La Bohème: Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Showcase Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
10. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
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