Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers And Hammerstein

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Given the right singer -- and, when it comes to Broadway classics, Bernadette Peters is as right as they get -- you can’t go wrong with a collection concentrating on Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. Although there are a handful of delightful oddities here, Loves concentrates mainly on tried-and-true gems from the R&H oeuvre, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “If I Loved You,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” songs that simply refuse to grow old. Supported by the just-right orchestrations of the acclaimed Jonathan Tunik, Peters sounds strong, sure, and affecting. Gorgeous songs, beautifully sung -- what ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Given the right singer -- and, when it comes to Broadway classics, Bernadette Peters is as right as they get -- you can’t go wrong with a collection concentrating on Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. Although there are a handful of delightful oddities here, Loves concentrates mainly on tried-and-true gems from the R&H oeuvre, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “If I Loved You,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” songs that simply refuse to grow old. Supported by the just-right orchestrations of the acclaimed Jonathan Tunik, Peters sounds strong, sure, and affecting. Gorgeous songs, beautifully sung -- what a combination!
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Bernadette Peters marks the Richard Rodgers centennial with this collection of songs, all but one of which were written with Rodgers' second major lyric partner, Oscar Hammerstein II. (The exception is the album-closing "Something Good," written for the film adaptation of The Sound of Music, for which Rodgers wrote his own lyrics since Hammerstein had died.) The song selection combines some of the songwriting team's biggest hits, "If You Loved Me" and "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel, "It Might as Well Be Spring" from State Fair, "So Far" from Allegro, and "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific, with some lesser known compositions. Peters takes delight in digging up worthy songs that have not gotten much exposure, such as "I Haven't Got a Worry in the World," written for Anita Loos' successful 1946 play Happy Birthday, which Rodgers & Hammerstein produced. She also looks for ways to recast songs that are well known. For example, in selecting from South Pacific, she ignores the songs you might have expected her to sing, "A Wonderful Guy" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," and instead takes on two songs not sung by the show's female lead, "Some Enchanted Evening," which is the big ballad number for the male lead, and, even more unusual, "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame," a song written for a chorus of bawdy sailors. Singing in the second person, she makes the latter a tribute to female superiority. Although Peters is an accomplished Broadway star, this is very much a song album; arranger Jonathan Tunick creates calm, understated settings, and Peters sings in a conversational manner. The album might have benefited from having more contrasting moods, but it makes for a warm, inviting celebration of its composer's 100th birthday.
Billboard
On this collection of gems and would-be gems, Peters is respectful of the legenadry composers but confident enough to make her own mark...Delicious.

On this collection of gems and would-be gems, Peters is respectful of the legenadry composers but confident enough to make her own mark...Delicious.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2002
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 724353496920
  • Catalog Number: 34969
  • Sales rank: 104,641

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's a Grand Night for Singing
  2. 2 If I Loved You
  3. 3 The Gentleman Is a Dope
  4. 4 It Might as Well Be Spring
  5. 5 Out of My Dreams
  6. 6 So Far
  7. 7 Something Wonderful
  8. 8 I Haven't Got a Worry in the World
  9. 9 Mister Snow
  10. 10 Some Enchanted Evening
  11. 11 There Is Nothin' Like a Dame
  12. 12 You'll Never Walk Alone
  13. 13 Something Good
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bernadette Peters Primary Artist, Vocals
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
Jay Berliner Guitar
Billy Miller Drums
David Nadien Violin, Concert Master
Emily Mitchell Harp
Martin Agee Violin
Abe Appleman Violin
Julien Barber Viola
Elena Barere Violin
John Beal Bass
Bruce Bonvissuto Trombone
Kenneth Burward-Hoy Viola
John Campo Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Ronald Carbone Viola
Robert Carlisle Horn
Karen Dreyfus Viola
Paul Faulise Trombone
Barry Finclair Violin
John Frosk Trumpet
David Gale Trumpet
Jack Gale Trombone
Crystal Garner Viola
Marsha Heller English Horn, Oboe, Cor anglais
Al Hunt Oboe, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jeanne LeBlanc Cello
Ann Leathers Violin
Bob Millikan Trumpet
Sharon Moe Horn
John Moses Clarinet
Eugene J. Moye Cello
Jan Mullen Violin
Phillip Myers Horn
Brian O'Flaherty Trumpet
Seymour Red Press Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Jim Pugh Trombone
Marilyn Reynolds Violin
Stewart Rose Horn
Jim Saporito Percussion
Les Scott Flute, Piccolo, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Richard Sortomme Violin
Marti Sweet Violin
Donna Tecco Violin
David Tofani Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jonathan Tunick Conductor
Rebecca Young Viola
Frederick Zlotkin Cello
Krista Bennion Feeney Violin
Robert Ingliss English Horn, Oboe, Cor anglais
Sherry Sylar English Horn, Oboe
Carol Webb Violin
Maura Giannini Violin
Scott Ballantyne Cello
Katherine LiVolsi Stern Violin
Joseph Thalken Piano, Celeste, Conductor
Peter Gordon Horn
Vince Lionti Viola
Enrico DiCecco Violin
Jonathan Dinklage Violin
Judy Witmer Viola
Brian O'Flaherty Trumpet
James Saporito Percussion
Billy Miller Drums
Eugene Moye Cello
Abraham Appleman Violin
Vincent Lionti Viola
Philip Myers Horn
Technical Credits
Jonathan Schwartz Liner Notes
Richard Rodgers Lyricist
Bernadette Peters Liner Notes
Oscar Hammerstein II Lyricist
Vladimir Meller Mastering
Jonathan Tunick Producer
Chris Tergesen Engineer
Gilbert Hetherwick Executive Producer
Richard Jay-Alexander Producer
Jessica Novod Art Direction
Joseph Thalken Arranger
Katharine Edmonds Supervising Copyist
Stephen Price Set Stylist
Vlado Meller Mastering
Jessica Novod Berenblat Art Direction
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