Allegro

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Rodgers & Hammerstein were coming off the twin successes of Oklahoma! 1943 and Carousel 1945 when they produced this, their third Broadway musical. Not surprisingly, the pre-opening box office was record-breaking, but that was all that kept the show going for 315 performances that disappointed audiences. Today, it is remembered for experimental effects that eventually made their way into later musicals, but this cast album 10 songs originally issued as a five-disc 78 r.p.m. set, now a short CD indicates that it wasn't one of R&H's better scores. Only Lisa Kirk's showstopper "The Gentleman Is A Dope" is really worthwhile.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Rodgers & Hammerstein were coming off the twin successes of Oklahoma! 1943 and Carousel 1945 when they produced this, their third Broadway musical. Not surprisingly, the pre-opening box office was record-breaking, but that was all that kept the show going for 315 performances that disappointed audiences. Today, it is remembered for experimental effects that eventually made their way into later musicals, but this cast album 10 songs originally issued as a five-disc 78 r.p.m. set, now a short CD indicates that it wasn't one of R&H's better scores. Only Lisa Kirk's showstopper "The Gentleman Is A Dope" is really worthwhile.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/1993
  • Label: Rca Victor Broadway
  • UPC: 078635275827
  • Catalog Number: 52758

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Burger Bassoon
Winston Collymore Violin
Donald Corrado French Horn
Lisa Kirk Vocals, Track Performer
Kathirine Lee Track Performer
Robert Stanley Violin
Louis Druzinsky Viola
Walter Lewis Clarinet
Oscar Kosarin Piano
John Battles Vocals, Track Performer
Max Buzett Violin
Patricia Bybell Vocals, Track Performer
Alphonso Dellisola Oboe
Albert Gusikoff Trombone
David Gusikoff Drums
Sylvia Karlton Vocals, Track Performer
Irving M. Klein Cello
Natzy Marino Trumpet
Muriel O'Malley Vocals, Track Performer
Frank Tozzo Trumpet
Vladimir Wernek Clarinet
Frederick Wilkins Flute
Gloria Wills Vocals, Track Performer
Sidney Zwilling Violin
Peter Staluppi French Horn
Annamary Dickey Vocals, Track Performer
Aaron Kass Violin
Abe Torchin Tuba
Allegro Singing Ensemble Ensemble, Track Performer
William Ching Vocals
Roberta Jonay Vocals
Julie Humphries Vocals
Robert Reeves Vocals
Leo C. Alberti Viola
William Maccaro French Horn
Salvatore Dell'Isola Conductor
Jack Schwartz Cello
Technical Credits
Robert Russell Bennett Orchestration
Bob Burger Contributor
Jay Newland Engineer
Eli Oberstein Producer
Bert Fink Liner Notes
Alfred Simon Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    most enjoyable

    Allegro was the start of my love of musical theatre so many years ago in New York when it first opened in the 40's. Maybe not the very best but extremely enjoyable.

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