Candide [Columbia Bonus Tracks]

Candide [Columbia Bonus Tracks]

by Leonard Bernstein
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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. [There is also a version that includes the bonus track "Overture to Candide."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998685925
catalogNumber:
86859
Rank:
44257

Tracks

  1. Act 1. Overture
  2. Act 1. The Best of All Possible Worlds  - Max Adrian
  3. Act 1. Oh, Happy We  - Robert Rounseville
  4. Act 1. It Must Be So
  5. Act 1. Paris Waltz
  6. Act 1. Glitter And Be Gay  - Barbara Cook
  7. Act 1. You Were Dead, You Know  - Robert Rounseville
  8. Act 1. My Love  - William Olvis
  9. Act 1. I'm Easily Assimilated  - Irra Petina
  10. Act 1. Finale Act 1 (Quartet)  - William Olvis
  11. Act 2. Quiet  - William Olvis
  12. Act 2. Eldorado
  13. Act 2. Bon Voyage  - William Olvis
  14. Act 2. What's The Use?  - Robert Mesrobian
  15. Act 2. Venice Gavotte  - Max Adrian
  16. Act 2. Make Our Garden Grow
  17. Overture (Alternate Version)  -  New York Philharmonic

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Primary Artist,Conductor
Original Cast Recording   Indexed Contributor
Barbara Cook   Vocals
Tyrone Guthrie   Staging
New York Philharmonic   Performing Ensemble
Samuel Krachmalnick   Musical Direction
Irra Petina   Vocals
Robert Rounseville   Vocals
Max Adrian   Vocals
William Chapman   Vocals
Norman Roland   Vocals
Robert Mesrobian   Vocals
William Olvis   Vocals
Candide Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Orchestration
Barbara Cook   Liner Notes
Richard Wilbur   Lyricist
Robert Barry   Contributor
Didier C. Deutsch   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Fred Jones   Contributor
Goddard Lieberson   Producer
John McClure   Producer
Bill Olvis   Contributor
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Dorothy White   Contributor
Murray Zimney   Engineer
Hershy Kay   Orchestration
Edward T. Graham   Engineer
Darcy Proper   Reissue Producer
Lisa Sparagano   Art Direction
Ken Fredette   Art Direction
Bob Rue   Contributor
Thomas Pyle   Contributor
Conrad Bain   Contributor
Doris Davis   Contributor
Irra Petina   Contributor
Lois Monroe   Contributor
Stacey Boyle   Tape Research
George Blackwell   Contributor
Peggyann Alderman   Contributor
Robert Rounseville   Contributor
Boris Aplon   Contributor
Mark Unterberger   Packaging
Max Adrian   Contributor
Charles Aschmann   Contributor
Norman Boland   Contributor
Joseph Bernard   Contributor
Tony Drake   Contributor
Darcy M. Proper   Reissue Producer

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