The Mikado

Original Cast Recording - English National Opera

The Mikado, Original Cast Recording - English National Opera
CDJAY 1321
CD1: 59'56''

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Music by
Richard Rodgers

Orchestrations by
Hans Spielek

Conducted by
John Mauceri

While the majority of Richard Rodgers' work involved the music for many of Broadway's best loved musicals, he ventured into composing for various other media several times during his long career.

Ghost Town was given a supmtuous production at the Metropolitam Opera House in November 1939. Richard Rodgers conducted it. This is still the only recording of the score, a major work by Rodgers.The orchestrations are by the great Hans Spielek who also orchestrated the Boradway Classic musiclas by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Prter and others.

The other Ballets on this CD are from Rodgers and Harts ON YOUR TOES.

CD 1
  1. If You Want To Know Who We Are
    Men Chorus
  2. A Wandering Minstrel I
    Bonaventura Bottone, Men Chorus
  3. Our Great Mikado
    Mark Richardson, Men Chorus
  4. Young Man Despair
    Richard Van Allan, Bonaventura Bottone, Mark Richardson
  5. Behold The Lord High Executioner
    Men Chorus
  6. I've Got A Little List
    Eric Idle, Men Chorus
  7. Comes A Train Of Little Ladies
    Ladies Chorus
  8. Three Little Maids
    Lesley Garrett, Susan Bullock, Jean Rigby
  9. So Please You Sir
    Lesley Garrett, Susan Bullock, Jean Rigby, Richard Van Allan, Mark Richardson, Ladies Chorus
  10. Were You Not To Ko-Ko Plighted
    Lesley Garrett, Bonaventura Bottone
  11. The Threatened Cloud Has Passed Away (Finale Act One)
    Felicity Palmer, Leslie Garrett, Bonaventura Bottone, Richard Van Allen, Company
  12. Braid the Raven Hair
    Jean Rigby, Ladies Chorus
  13. The Sun Whose Rays
    Lesley Garrett
  14. Here's A How-De-Do
    Lesley Garrett, Bonaventura Bottone, Eric Idle
  15. A More Humane Mikado
    Richard Angas, Company
  16. The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring
    Lesley Garrett, Eric Idle, Bonaventura Bottone, Richard Van Allan
  17. Alone, And Yet Alive
    Felicity Palmer
  18. On A Tree By A River (Tit Willow)
    Eric Idle, Felicity Palmer
  19. There Is The Beauty In The Bellow Of The Blast
    Felicity Palmer, Eric Idle