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  1. Four Overtures by Charles Strouse

    Any serious fan of Broadway musicals has no doubt heard that the three greatest overtures are those for Gypsy, Funny Girl, and Candide. It is true that these overtures are all uncommonly creative in their blending of melodies from the respective shows’ scores, though I half-suspect the Candide one is “the greatest” mainly because Leonard Bernstein wrote it. De rigeur for Broadway musicals since the 1920’s at least, the overture fell somewhat out of fashion from the 1960’s onward; Charles
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    Updated Oct-12-2019 at 21:40 by Bellinilover

    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Non-Classical Music , Opera
  2. GOLDEN BOY in a Golden Age of Broadway: An Original Cast Recording Review

    Golden Boy. Book by Clifford Odets and William Gibson; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams. With Sammy Davis, Jr. (Joe Wellington); Paula Wayne (Lorna Moon); Billy Daniels (Eddie Satin); Kenneth Tobey (Tom Moody); Johnny Brown (Ronnie); Terrin Miles (Terry); Lola Falana (Lola). Capitol Records, 1964.



    When it comes to Broadway musicals, there are hits, there are flops, and there are hits
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    Updated Jul-04-2019 at 13:53 by Bellinilover

    Categories
    Classical Music , Non-Classical Music , Personal , Recorded Music
  3. ELEKTRA and CARRIE

    Birgit Nilsson as Elektra, 1960's

    Elektra and Carrie


    In April 1988 the musical version of Stephen King’s Carrie began a chaotic series of previews at Broadway’s Virginia Theatre; the show never opened officially and for years was best remembered from author Ken Mendelbaum’s descriptions of it in his funny, insightful study of failed Broadway musicals, Not Since Carrie (1991). According to Mendelbaum,
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    Updated Jun-25-2019 at 04:34 by Bellinilover

    Tags: musicals, opera
    Categories
    Classical Music , Non-Classical Music , Opera
  4. Landfall

    by , Feb-20-2018 at 19:16 (I was cured, all right!)


    Laurie Anderson / Kronos Quartet
    Landfall

    Release Date February 16, 2018
    Duration01:09:37
    Genre
    Avant-Garde
    Classical

    4/5
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  5. A Love Supreme

    by , Jan-11-2018 at 22:09 (I was cured, all right!)


    John Coltrane
    A Love Supreme

    Release Date February, 1965
    Duration32:59
    Genre
    Jazz
    Styles
    Avant-Garde Jazz
    Free Jazz
    Modal Music
    Post-Bop
    Jazz Instrument
    Saxophone Jazz
    Recording DateDecember 9, 1964
    Recording Location
    The Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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    Categories
    Non-Classical Music , Jazz
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