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RECORD REVIEW: Musical masters return

... Musical masters return It is strange to discover that two discs released on LP by the specialist Overtures label 20 years ago now turn up on a new American label dedicated to musical theatre, Bayview. ...

Published: Thursday 07 September 2000
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 916 | Page: Page 27 | Tags: recording review 

RECORD REVIEW: Musical legends in full bloom

... Musical legends in full bloom By PETER HEPPLE To my mind South Pacific represents the fullest flowering of the talents of Rodgers and Hammerstein, better constructed than Oklahoma!, less sentimental t ...

RECORD REVIEW: Celebrating the ladies of song

... Celebrating the ladies of song First Night's The Divas Collection (OCRCD 6057) is a compilation of many of the best songs from the company's growing catalogue of cast albums. It is significant that mo ...

Published: Thursday 05 October 2000
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 949 | Page: Page 31 | Tags: recording review 

RECORD REVIEW: Sultry music of the war years

... Sultry music of the war years If you are an enthusiast for music and stars of the thirties and forties, you will obviously want both CDs which Past Perfect has issued under the title Elegance, which e ...

Published: Thursday 04 May 2000
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 182 | Page: Page 25 | Tags: recording review 

RECORD REVIEW: COWARD RARITIES

... COWARD RARITIES On Volume 2 (PPCD 78141), the standout item is a Noel Coward rarity, a medley of his songs he recorded in New York with Leo Reisman's Orchestra in 1933. Many of those on Volume 1 reapp ...

Published: Thursday 04 May 2000
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 94 | Page: Page 25 | Tags: recording review 

RECORD REVIEW: LEST WE FORGET

... LEST WE FORGET Students of the American musical will make a beeline for Volume III in Pearl's Broadway Through the Gramophone series, The Musical Stage In the War Years 1914- 1920, a double CD on GEMS ...

Published: Thursday 04 May 2000
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 144 | Page: Page 25 | Tags: recording review 

RECORD REVIEW: GREAT SCOT

... GREAT SCOT Technically of the highest quality, the recent output by Linn has encompassed both traditional Scottish and jazz material. I seem to have missed the first five volumes of Robert Bums: The C ...

Published: Thursday 04 May 2000
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 259 | Page: Page 25 | Tags: recording review 

RECORD REVIEW: ABM VARIETY

... ABM VARIETY From the ever-growing pile of ABM releases, one picks another four which cover the jazz and pop spectrum. For sheer fun and good humour it would be hard to beat Wynonie Harris, heard on AB ...

Published: Thursday 04 May 2000
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 244 | Page: Page 25 | Tags: recording review 

RECORD REVIEW: STANDARD ISSUE

... STANDARD ISSUE Very unusual is Tim Whitehead's Personal Standards album (Home Grown HMR 047), on which this highly-regarded saxo phonist uses contemporary songs as the basis for exciting improvi satio ...

Published: Thursday 04 May 2000
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 166 | Page: Page 25 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: Musical's gentle charms

... Musical's gentle charms COMPILED BY PETER HEPPLE 110° In the Shade was one of those transitional musicals as far as the London stage is concerned. It followed some years after a succession of big Amer ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 487 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: TIMELY AND THOUGHTFUL

... TIMELY AND THOUGHTFUL John Adams' work I Was Looking at the Celling and Then I Saw the Sky falls into that category that is betwixt and between, usualry called music theatre. As such, it is best to ap ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 195 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: TERRIFIC TRUMPETS

... TERRIFIC TRUMPETS Perhaps it was because I saw Nat Gonella mainly as a bandleader and, for a brief time, as a solo act in variety, that I did not appreciate at the time what a good jazz trumpet player ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 229 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review