Reader's Digest - RD-40 M, RCA Custom - RD-40 M. 9 x Vinyl, LP, Stereo. 9-record set in Box with individually printed LP sleeves and a full-size 24 page booklet.On booklet: The Golden Age Of Operetta. All lyrics are in English.
LPs are not banded: each record side is presented as a continuous performance ie. The World's Greatest Operettas, recorded and manufactured for Reader's Digest in Cyclophonic Miracle Sound, by The Radio Corporation Of America. Recorded simultaneously on monophonic and stereophonic tape on three separate machines through 20 channels. Every record produced is cut from an original tape. No monitoring, copying or equalizing has taken place, in order to insure you the benefit of the beautiful, natural sound of the original performances.Nine of these eighteen operettas, which feature Anna Moffo, have been reissued on compact disc (Reader's Digest Music 129C). This vinyl album comes as is, with noticeable signs of wear and tear to accompany its vintage age. May range in condition from near mint, to good, to mediocre condition. However, the actual vinyl records are in near mint condition, if not excellent overall. In any case, all photos are taken from the actual item up for sale.
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Music By - Johann Strauss. A2 Oh, For The Life Of An Actress. Lyrics By - Mel Mandel, Norman Sachs. Vocals [Adele] - Anna Moffo. Vocals [Eisenstein] - Robert Nagy (2).
Vocals [Rosalinda] - Jeanette Scovotti. A4 Finale Act I: What Ev'ry Woman Wants To Know. Vocals [Alfred] - William Lewis (2). Vocals [Frank] - Lee Cass. A5 Intro Act II: For Amusement At A Ball.
A6 Couplet: A Most Successful Host. Vocals [Orlofsky] - Rosalind Elias. A7 Laughing Song: First Impressions.
A8 Health And Happiness - Finale Act II. Music By - Victor Herbert. Lyrics By - Henry Blossom.
Vocals [Fanchette] - Sara Endich. Vocals [Nanette] - Patricia Kelly. B3 When The Cat's Away, The Mice Will Play. B4 The Time And The Place And The Girl.
Vocals [Etienne] - Arthur Rubin. Vocals [Fifi] - Jeanette Scovotti. B6 Love Me, Love My Dog. Vocals [Gaston] - Robert Nagy (2).
B7 The Nightingale And The Star. B8 I Want What I Want When I Want It. Vocals [Count] - Kenneth Smith (2).
B9 Finale: The Mascot Of The Troop. Music By - Franz Lehár. Vocals [Cascada] - Kenneth Smith (2). Vocals [Sonia] - Anna Moffo.
Brioche - Robert Nagy (2). C3 The Problems Of A Prince. Vocals [Danilo] - William Lewis (2).C4 Finale Act I: Ladies' Choice. Vocals [Camille] - Arthur Rubin. Vocals [Natalie] - Mary Ellen Pracht. C5 Opening Act II - Vilia.
C6 Mademoiselles At Maxim's. C7 The Love Of Long Ago.
Music By - Oscar Straus. D2 Hymn For A Hushed Occasion.Vocals [Franzi] - Jeanette Scovotti. Vocals [Lothar] - George Gaynes. Vocals [Niki] - Mallory Walker. D5 A Woman Must Wait.
Vocals [Frederica] - Evelyn Sachs. Vocals [Helene] - Mary Ellen Pracht. D6 Waltz Of My Dreams.
Vocals [Montschi] - William Chapman. D7 Finale Act I: The Way The Wind Blows.
D8 Opening Act II: What A Pretty Face. D9 Fish Were Never Made To Fly. D11 Finale: Waltz Of My Dreams.Vocals [Annina] - Anna Moffo. Vocals [Cibroletta] - Jeanette Scovotti.
Vocals [Herzog] - William Lewis (2). E4 On With The Masquerade.Vocals [Caramello] - Stanley Grover. Vocals [Pappacoda] - Peter Palmer (2).
E6 A Night In Venice. Vocals [Delaqua] - George Gaynes. E7 Wishing On A Waltz.
E9 The Art Of Cooking. E10 Finale: On With The Masquerade (Reprise). F2 Never Mind BoPeep, We Will Find Your Sheep. Lyrics By - Glen MacDonough. Vocals [BoPeep] - Jeanette Scovotti.Vocals [Tom] - Mallory Walker. Vocals [Mary] - Sara Endich. F4 I Can't Do The Sun. Vocals [Jane] - Mary Ellen Pracht. F5 March Of The Toys.
F6 Go To Sleep, Slumber Deep. Vocals [A Fairy] - Patricia Kelly.
Vocals [Alan] - Peter Palmer (2). F7 Song Of The Poet. Music By - Sigmund Romberg. Lyrics By - Frank Mandel, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, Otto Harbach. Vocals [Red Shadow] - Richard Fredricks.
Vocals [Sid] - William Lewis (2). Vocals [Margot] - Anna Moffo. G4 French Military Marching Song. G6 Eastern And Western Love: Let Love Go / One Flower In Your Garden / One Alone. Vocals [Ali] - Kenneth Smith (2).
G8 Finale: The Desert Song (Reprise). Lyrics By - Rida Johnson Young.Dick - William Lewis (2). Vocals [Marietta] - Anna Moffo. H4 It Never, Never Can Be Love. H5'Neath The Southern Moon. Vocals [Adah] - Rosalind Elias. H7 I'm Falling In Love With Some One. H8 Finale: Ah Sweet Mystery Of Life / Italian Street Song. Music By - Herbert Stothart, Rudolf Friml. Lyrics By - Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, Otto Harbach. Vocals [Malone] - William Chapman. Vocals [Jim] - Richard Fredricks. Vocals [Rose-Marie] - Anna Moffo.
I7 Door Of My Dreams. Vocals [Wanda] - Roasalind Elias. I9 Finale: Indian Love Call (Reprise). Music By [Adapted From Melodies Of] - Franz Schubert, Heinrich Berté.
J2 There Is An Old Vienna Town. Lyrics By - Dorothy Donnelley. Vocals [Schober] - William Lewis (2).
Vocals [Kupelweiser] - Kenneth Smith (2). Vocals [Vogl] - Arthur Rubin.
Vocals [Von Schwind] - George Gaynes. Vocals [Mitzi] - Mary Ellen Pracht. Vocals [Schubert] - Richard Fredricks. J5 My Springtime Thou Art.
Vocals [Bella] - Sara Endich. J8 Peace To My Lonely Heart. Lyrics By - Dorothy Donnelly. Vocals [Engel] - William Chapman.Vocals [Prince] - William Lewis (2). K3 Entrance Of Students: To The Inn We're Marching. K4 Chorus Of Students: Drinking Song. Vocals [Detlef] - Robert Nagy (2).
Vocals [Lucas] - Lee Cass. Vocals [Von Asterberg] - Peter Palmer (2).
K5 Entrance Of Kathie: Come Boys. Vocals [Kathie] - Jeanette Scovotti. K6 Duet: Deep In My Heart, Dear. K7 Finale Act I: Serenade (Overhead The Moon Is Beaming).K8 Duet: Just We Two. Vocals [Princess] - Sara Endich. Vocals [Tarnitz] - Mallory Walker. K9 Finale: Deep In My Heart Dear (Reprise). L1 Overture - By The Side Of The Mill. L2 Duet: The Isle Of Our Dreams. Vocals [Gretchen] - Mary Ellen Pracht. L3 Finale Act I: Moonbeams. L4 Every Day Is Ladies' Day With Me. Vocals [Governor] - William Chapman. L5 Duet: Because You're You. Vocals [Bertha] - Evelyn Sachs. L6 If You Love But Me. Vocals [Tina] - Jean Sanders.
L7 Finale: The Streets Of New York. Vocals [Con Kidder] - Stanley Grover. M1 Overture - Cotton Blossom. Lyrics By - Oscar Hammerstein 2nd.Music By - Jerome Kern. Vocals [Magnolia] - Mary Ellen Pracht.
Vocals [Ravenal] - Richard Fredricks. Vocals [Joe] - Valentine Pringle. M4 Can't Help Loving Dat Man. Vocals [Queenie] - Rosalind Elias. M5 Duet: You Are Love.Vocals [Julie] - Anna Moffo. M7 Duet: Why Do I Love You? M8 Finale: Ol' Man River (Reprise). Lyrics By - Frank Mandel, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd.
Vocals [Robert] - Peter Palmer (2). N3 The Girl On The Prow. Vocals [Marianne] - Jeanette Scovotti.
N4 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise. Vocals [Philippe] - Arthur Rubin. N7 Finale Act I - Duet: Wanting You. N8 Lover, Come Back To Me.
N9 Finale: Stouthearted Men (Reprise). Music By - George Gershwin.
Lyrics By - DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin. Vocals [Clara] - Anna Moffo. O3 A Woman Is A Sometime Thing. Vocals [Jake] - Andrew Frierson.
O4 It Ain't Necessarily So. Vocals [Sporting Life] - Avon Long. O5 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin.Vocals [Porgy] - Valentine Pringle. O6 Bess, You Is My Woman.
Vocals [Bess] - Urlee Leonardos. O7 My Man's Gone Now. Vocals [Serena] - Billie Daniels. O8 There's A Boat Leavin' Soon For New York.
O9 Finale: Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way. P1 Overture - Song Of The Vagabonds. Lyrics By - Brian Hooker, W. Music By - Rudolf Friml.Vocals [Villon] - William Lewis (2). Vocals [Huguette] - Rosalind Elias. Vocals [Tabary] - William Chapman. Vocals [Katherine] - Sara Endich. P5 Duet: Only A Rose.
P6 Opening Act III: Nocturne. P9 Duet: Love Me Tonight. P10 Finale: Only A Rose (Reprise). Lyrics By - Otto Harbach.
Vocals [Huck] - Stanley Grover. Vocals [Minnie] - Evelyn Sachs. Q4 Duet: The Touch Of Your Hand. Vocals [Ladislaw] - Charles Green.Vocals [Stephanie] - Anna Moffo. Q5 I'll Be Hard To Handle. Vocals [Schwarenka] - Jean Sanders. Q6 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. Q8 Finale: You're Devastating (Reprise). Adapted By [Musical Adaptation] - George Forrest, Robert Wright. Music By [Based On The Music By] - Edvard Grieg.
Adapted By [Musical Adaptation], Lyrics By - George Forrest, Robert Wright. Vocals [Rikaard] - William Lewis (2). Vocals [Edvard] - Richard Fredricks. Vocals [Nina] - Jeanette Scovotti.
Vocals [Mother Grieg] - Evelyn Sachs. Vocals [Louisa] - Patricia Kelly. Made By - Radio Corporation Of America. Pressed By - RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis. Arranged By - Henri Rene.
Liner Notes - Dom Cerulli. Liner Notes, Producer - Charles Gerhardt. Orchestra, Chorus - Orchestra And Chorus Conducted By Lehman Engel. 13 (Right) - George Karger. Strauss, Herbert - Wide World.16 (Lehar, Strauss) - Brown Brothers. 16 Romberg, Kern, Gershwin - Penguin Photo Collection. 22 (Bottom), 23 (Lower Right) - Henri Dauman. 4-12, 13 (Left), 14, 16 (Wright And Forrest) - Culver Pictures.
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