Leonard Bernstein Candide [Columbia Bonus Tracks]

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CD Details

  • Released: May 13, 2003
  • Label: Sony

Tracks:

  • 1.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 1. Overture
  • 2.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 1. The Best of All Possible Worlds
  • 3.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 1. Oh, Happy We
  • 4.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 1. It Must Be So
  • 5.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 1. Paris Waltz
  • 6.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 1. Glitter And Be Gay
  • 7.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 1. You Were Dead, You Know
  • 8.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 1. My Love
  • 9.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 1. I'm Easily Assimilated
  • 10.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 1. Finale Act 1 (Quartet)
  • 11.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 2. Quiet
  • 12.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 2. Eldorado
  • 13.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 2. Bon Voyage
  • 14.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 2. What's The Use?
  • 15.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 2. Venice Gavotte
  • 16.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Act 2. Make Our Garden Grow
  • 17.Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Overture (Alternate Version) - (bonus track)

Product Description:

Includes previously unreleased bonus tracks.
Music composed by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics written by Richard Wilbur, John Latouche and Dorothy Parker.
Principal cast includes: Max Adrian (Dr. Pangloss); Barbara Cook (Cunegonde); Robert Rounseville (Candide); Irra Petina (Old Lady, Madame Sofronia).
Originally released on OL (5180). Includes liner notes by Barbara Cook, Didier C. Deutsch.
Liner Note Authors: Didier C. Deutsch; Barbara Cook .
Unknown Contributor Roles: Joseph Bernard ; Tony Drake; Norman Boland; Peggyann Alderman; Irra Petina; Doris Davis; Bill Olvis; Fred Jones; George Blackwell; Charles Aschmann; Boris Aplon; Lois Monroe; Bob Rue; Conrad Bain; Dorothy White; Max Adrian; Robert Barry; Robert Rounseville; Thomas Pyle .
Candide, as a musical/opera, has a highly complex history, having gone through multiple alterations since it first premiered in 1956 with a book by Lillian Hellman. In the 1974 version, the book was rewritten by Hugh Wheeler (as adapted from Voltaire and at the insistence of director Hal Prince) with added humor, ultimately saving it from being a complete disaster by some accounts. In any case, the music is by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Richard Wilbur -- although additional lyrics are contributed by John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and John Wells. The 1956 version took itself too seriously, with Hellman attempting to make political statements with the admittedly sardonic Voltaire novelette. This recording is especially worthwhile in contrast to the far more publicized version written by Wheeler. For those who would prefer a more serious take on the musical, this recording is well done, and Bernstein's glorious score shines as usual. ~ Sarah Erlewine

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