GEORGE LONDON / ON BROADWAY

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GEORGE LONDON
ON BROADWAY

The Roland Shaw Orchestra
Wiener Philharmoniker
Hans Knappertsbusch
Int. Release 07 Apr. 2014
1 CD / Download
0289 480 8163 9 CD DDD DM
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Track List

Richard Rodgers (1902 - 1979)
Oklahoma!

South Pacific

Carousel

5.
7:23

Frederick Loewe (1904 - 1988)
Paint Your Wagon

Brigadoon

Kurt Weill (1900 - 1950)
Knickerbocker Holiday

Jerome Kern (1885 - 1945)
Very Warm for May

Showboat

George London, The Roland Shaw Orchestra

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Die Walküre

Dritter Aufzug

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Act 2

Act 3

George London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Total Playing Time: 1:10:51

He is perfectly at home in this repertory, and orchestral accompaniments are rich. A fine issue!

. . . he sounds at home. Of course, his dark, powerful voice is apparent from the outset. But he summons a broad array of colors and gets into the character of each piece. Take, for example, the two songs from "Oklahoma" -- "Oh! What a Beautiful Morning" and "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top." He lavishes care on the words, pronouncing "meadow" in a sort of regional accent so that it sounds like "meh-der." He truly acts out the "Soliloquy" from "Carousel," expressing a young man's concerns about impending fatherhood. London is just as convincing as an elderly gentleman waxing philosophical in "September Song." "Ol' Man River" is impressive vocally . . . The filler on the album is even better: three arias from Wagner . . .