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Masterpiece: Live from the Great Hall of the People
     

Masterpiece: Live from the Great Hall of the People

by A. L. Webber
 

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This overblown tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber suffers from over-familiarity and pretensions of size. These works, created for specific characters and theatrical situations, may work beautifully on-stage, but they can seem almost silly when delivered aria-like from a concert stage. Not surprisingly, the orchestral pieces come off the best, while the singers fail to

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This overblown tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber suffers from over-familiarity and pretensions of size. These works, created for specific characters and theatrical situations, may work beautifully on-stage, but they can seem almost silly when delivered aria-like from a concert stage. Not surprisingly, the orchestral pieces come off the best, while the singers fail to bring needed acting and interpretive skills to the lyrics. There's just not enough there to support these songs as being treated like operatic highlights. If you really loved the video concert that spawned this CD, you may enjoy having this disc as a keepsake. Webber fans will find better performances elsewhere, however, while casual listeners might do better with a Sarah Brightman collection or a compilation of actual Broadway cast performances. Also included is a two-song DVD from the concert video.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/16/2003
Label:
Eagle Music Europe
UPC:
5034504121522
catalogNumber:
215
Rank:
213784

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Performance Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Primary Artist
Norman Harris   Trumpet
Tony Vincent   Vocals
Elaine Paige   Vocals
Sandy Lam   Vocals
Patrick Vaccariello   Musical Direction
Gary Norman   Electric Guitar
Simon Starr   Bass,Bass Guitar
Leonie Page   Vocals
David Young   Piano
Lisa Crosato   Vocals
Beijing Dengshikou Primary School Choir   Choir, Chorus
China Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Lyndon Carger   French Horn
Norm Harris   Trumpet
Dean Cooper   Drums
Helen Walsh   Vocals
Gary Norman   Electric Guitar
Trisha Crowe   Vocals
Deone Zanotto   Vocals
Kris Phillips   Vocals
Laura Fitzpatrick   Vocals
Chloe Dallimore   Vocals
Belinda Allchin   Vocals

Technical Credits

Don Black   Lyricist
Charles Hart   Lyricist,Text
Robin Sellars   Engineer,Engineering
Richard Stilgoe   Lyricist
Nigel Wright   Producer
Tim Rice   Lyricist
Lee McCutcheon   Programming
T.S. Eliot   Text
Christopher Hampton   Lyricist
Austin Shaw   Executive Producer
Kerry Comerford   Executive Producer
Lindsay Partridge   Rehearsal Accompanist
Chen Le Rong   translation

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