First the Music, Then the Words

April 14, 2018, 4:30 pm

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Larry explores this theme once again with a non‐vocal version of a familiar melody followed by a vocal one. Artists include Giuseppe De Stefano, Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Fred Astaire, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Joan Morris, William Bolcum, Mischa Maisky, and Mario Lanza.


“Funiculi, Finicula”by Luigi Denza arranged by Arnold Schoenberg
The Soloists of the National Opera of Lyon
(ERATO 13541- 1994)

“Funiculi, Funicula” by Luigi Denza
Giuseppe De Stefano with Orchestra conducted by G.M. Guarino
(TESTAMENT SBT 1098, 1961)

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Jerome Kern
Morton Gould and His Orchestra
(RCA VICTOR 09026‐68478‐2, 1958)

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Jerome Kern
Fred Astaire with Orchestra
(Columbia CK 44234, 1936)

“Tahiti Trot” by Dmitry Shostakovich
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly
(LONDON 433 702‐2, 1991)

“Tea For Two” by Vincent Youmans
Joan Morris and Robert White with William Bolcum, piano
(Arabesque Z6670, 1995)