Food for Thought

October 27, 2018, 4:30 pm

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(Photo: Pieter Claesz / Public domain)

A tasty treat for all! The Robert Shaw Chorale takes us to a clambake, Fanny Brice cooks breakfast, the Crab Man and Strawberry Woman from Porgy and Bess offer food for sale, a little boy named Oliver wants more to eat, and there is a tribute to Julia Child.


“Overture, Food Glorious Food, Oliver!” from Oliver by Lionel Bart
Willoughby Goddard, singer; Hope Jackman, singer; Bruce Prochnik, singer; Boy’s Chorus
(New York 1962. RCA VICTOR 82876‐51432‐2)

“Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love” from Be Yourself! By Billy Rose
Fanny Brice with Orchestra
(New York 1930. LP: RCA LPV‐561)

“Supper Time” from As Thousands Cheer by Irving Berlin
Ella Fitzgerald with Orchestra; Paul Weston, conductor
(Los Angeles 1958. VERVE 829 535‐2)

“Pasta Diva or the Potluck Gourmet” from Bellini’s Norma by Barb Glenn and Susan Nivert
Derivative Duo: Barb Glenn and Susan Nivert with Chorus and piano

“Strawberry Woman; Honey Man; Crab Man” from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin
Shirley Baines, singer; Mervin Wallace, singer; Phyllis Bash, singer; Steven Alex‐Cole, singer; Orchestra of the Houston Grand Opera; John DeMain, conductor
(New York 1976. RCA RCD3‐2109)

“A Real Nice Clambake” from Carousel by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
The Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra; Robert Shaw, conductor
(New York 1965. LP: RCA VICTOR LSC‐2709)