Candide

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All Music Guide - Sarah Erlewine
Candide, as a musical/opera, has a highly complex history, having gone through multiple alterations since it first premiered in 1956 with a book by Lillian Hellman. In the 1974 version, the book was rewritten by Hugh Wheeler as adapted from Voltaire and at the insistence of director Hal Prince with added humor, ultimately saving it from being a complete disaster by some accounts. In any case, the music is by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Richard Wilbur -- although additional lyrics are contributed by John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and John Wells. The 1956 version took itself too seriously, with Hellman attempting to make ...
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All Music Guide - Sarah Erlewine
Candide, as a musical/opera, has a highly complex history, having gone through multiple alterations since it first premiered in 1956 with a book by Lillian Hellman. In the 1974 version, the book was rewritten by Hugh Wheeler as adapted from Voltaire and at the insistence of director Hal Prince with added humor, ultimately saving it from being a complete disaster by some accounts. In any case, the music is by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Richard Wilbur -- although additional lyrics are contributed by John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and John Wells. The 1956 version took itself too seriously, with Hellman attempting to make political statements with the admittedly sardonic Voltaire novelette. This recording is especially worthwhile in contrast to the far more publicized version written by Wheeler. For those who would prefer a more serious take on the musical, this recording is well done, and Bernstein's glorious score shines as usual.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/1991
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644801729
  • Catalog Number: 48017

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (4:06)
  2. 2 Best of All Possible Worlds - Max Adrian (3:26)
  3. 3 Oh, Happy We - Robert Rounseville (1:52)
  4. 4 It Must Me So - Robert Rounseville (1:52)
  5. 5 Paris Waltz Scene (1:38)
  6. 6 Glitter and Be Gay - Barbara Cook (5:43)
  7. 7 You Were Dead, You Know - Robert Rounseville (2:29)
  8. 8 Serenade: My Love (2:03)
  9. 9 I Am Easily Assimilated - Sax Chorus (3:31)
  10. 10 Quartet Finale - William Olvis (2:45)
  11. 11 Trio: Quiet (3:48)
  12. 12 Eldorado - Robert Rounseville (3:14)
  13. 13 Bon Voyage - William Olvis (2:37)
  14. 14 What's the Use? - Robert Mesrobian (3:39)
  15. 15 Gavotte - Max Adrian (3:57)
  16. 16 Finale: Make Our Garden Grow (4:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leonard Bernstein Primary Artist
Original Cast Recording Indexed Contributor
Barbara Cook Vocals, Track Performer
Tyrone Guthrie Staging
Robert Barry Vocals
Dorothy White Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Samuel Krachmalnick Musical Direction
Thomas Pyle Vocals
Conrad Bain Vocals
Irra Petina Vocals, Track Performer
Carmen Gutierrez Dancer
Lois Monroe Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Liane Plane Dancer
George Blackwell Vocals
Peggyann Alderman Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Robert Rounseville Vocals, Track Performer
Boris Aplon Mandolin, Vocals
Alvin Beam Dancer
Max Adrian Vocals
Charles Aschmann Vocals
Jack DeLon Vocals, Choir, Chorus
William Chapman Vocals
Norman Roland Vocals
Robert Mesrobian Vocals, Choir, Chorus
William Olvis Vocals
Stanley Grover Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Candide Pit Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Robert Cosden Vocals
Joseph Bernard Vocals
Tony Drake Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Dorothy Krebill Vocals
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer, Orchestration
Dorothy Parker Lyricist
Richard Wilbur Lyricist
Didier C. Deutsch Liner Notes
Larry Keyes Remixing
John Latouche Lyricist
Goddard Lieberson Producer
John McClure Remixing
Bill Olvis Contributor
Hershy Kay Orchestration, Adaptation
Oliver Smith Production Design
Thomas Z. Shepard Remixing
Kevin Boutote Remixing
Genevieve Haines translation
Anna Saxon-Forti Liner Note Translation
Samuel Krachmalnick Musical Director
Bob Rue Contributor
Irene Sharaff Costume Design
Boris Aplon Contributor
Charles Aschmann Contributor
Stanley Grover Contributor
Robert Cosden Contributor
Joseph Bernard Contributor
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