A Cole Porter Program

October 21, 2017, 4:30 pm

The legendary Broadway composer well served in recordings made famous by his contemporaries Fred Astaire, Mary Martin, Artie Shaw and Ella Fitzgerald. Mr. Porter will also accompany himself in one of his songs.

 

Music

Porter:  Kiss Me Kate, “We Open in Venice”
Josephine Barstow, Thomas Hampson, Lois Lane and Bill Calhoun
The London Sinfonetta conducted by John McGlinn
Recorded in London in 1989
EMI 6 98342 2

Porter: The Gay Divorce, “Night and Day”
Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and his Orchestra
Orchestra Recorded in New York in 1932
BMG 7863‐53090‐2

Porter: Anything Goes, “Anything Goes”
Cole Porter, self‐accompanied
Recorded in New York in 1934
BMG 7863‐53090‐2
Porter: Jubilee, “Begin the Beguine”
Artie Shaw and his Orchestra
Recorded in New York in 1938
BMG 7863‐53090‐2

Porter: Leave It to Me, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”
Mary Martin with Tutti Camarata and his Orchestra
Recorded in New York in 1956
BMG 7863‐53090‐2

Porter: Rosalie “In the Still of the Night”
100 Voice Chorus and the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Norman Luboff
Recorded in New York in 1962
BMG 7863‐53090‐2

Porter: Out of This World and Kiss Me Kate “From This Moment On”
Ella Fitzgerald with Orchestra conducted by Buddie Bregman
Recorded in Los Angeles in 1956
VERVE 821 989‐2