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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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Editorial Reviews

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

  • Release Date: 5/13/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998685925
  • Catalog Number: 86859
  • Sales rank: 58,179

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Act 1. Overture (4:04)
  2. 2 Act 1. The Best of All Possible Worlds - Max Adrian (3:24)
  3. 3 Act 1. Oh, Happy We - Robert Rounseville (1:51)
  4. 4 Act 1. It Must Be So (1:53)
  5. 5 Act 1. Paris Waltz (1:38)
  6. 6 Act 1. Glitter And Be Gay - Barbara Cook (5:43)
  7. 7 Act 1. You Were Dead, You Know - Robert Rounseville (2:29)
  8. 8 Act 1. My Love - William Olvis (2:03)
  9. 9 Act 1. I'm Easily Assimilated - Irra Petina (3:32)
  10. 10 Act 1. Finale Act 1 (Quartet) - William Olvis (2:46)
  11. 11 Act 2. Quiet - William Olvis (3:48)
  12. 12 Act 2. Eldorado (3:15)
  13. 13 Act 2. Bon Voyage - William Olvis (2:36)
  14. 14 Act 2. What's The Use? - Robert Mesrobian (3:40)
  15. 15 Act 2. Venice Gavotte - Max Adrian (3:58)
  16. 16 Act 2. Make Our Garden Grow (4:21)
  17. 17 Overture (Alternate Version) - New York Philharmonic (4:09)
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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, Mastering
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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