King and I [1992 Studio Cast]

The King and I [1992 Studio Cast]

by John Mauceri
     
 
This is a studio recreation of the Rodgers And Hammerstein musical by The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by John Mauceri, with soloists Julie Andrews and Ben Kingsley. Andrews is perfect casting; she restores to the show its true nature as a star vehicle (it was written for

Overview

This is a studio recreation of the Rodgers And Hammerstein musical by The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by John Mauceri, with soloists Julie Andrews and Ben Kingsley. Andrews is perfect casting; she restores to the show its true nature as a star vehicle (it was written for Gertrude Lawrence), she embodies the role of the English tutor, and she sings brilliantly. Kingsley brings a contemporary, distanced cool to the role of the King of Siam, and the cast is effectively filled out by Lea Salonga and Peabo Bryson (as the lovers who sing "We Kiss In A Shadow"), and by Marilyn Horne (who sings "Something Wonderful"). Mauceri has opted to use the orchestrations developed for the movie version, which gives the score an added sweep and depth. This is the exception to the many opera-singers-doing-a-musical recreations we've been seeing over the last few years. It makes you wish Andrews and company would take it to New York.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/1992
Label:
Philips
UPC:
0028943800723
catalogNumber:
438007

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Mauceri   Primary Artist,Conductor
Peabo Bryson   Vocals,Spoken Word
Julie Andrews   Vocals,Track Performer,Spoken Word
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Marilyn Horne   Vocals
Ben Kingsley   Vocals,Track Performer,Spoken Word
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Lea Salonga   Vocals,Spoken Word
Angeles Master Chorale   Choir, Chorus
Mitchell Hanlon   Choir Master,Children's Choirmaster
Martin Sheen   Vocals,Voices
Edmund Kingsley   Vocals
Mevina Liufau   Vocals
Roger Moore   Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
John Mauceri   Liner Notes
Michael Gore   Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer,Lyricist,Book
Tommy Krasker   Liner Notes,Synopsis
Joel Moss   Engineer
Ken Watson   Management,Personnel Manager
Greg Gorman   Cover Photo
Costa Pilavachi   Producer,Art Direction
Paul Salamunovich   Musical Director,Music Direction
Theodore S. Chapin   Liner Notes

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