A Program For a Rainy Day

October 5, 2019, 4:30 pm

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Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte

You will need an umbrella for this program with songs like ‘Stormy Weather’ sung by its composer, Harold Arlen, and Judy Garland singing ‘I Get the Blues When it Rains.’ Richard Strauss accompanies Hilde Konetzni in one his songs about the weather.  Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison are quite delighted about ‘The Rain in Spain’ from My Fair Lady, and much more.


“Prelude in D Flat Major, Op. 28 ‘Raindrop’” by Frédéric Chopin
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
(England 1999. DECCA 289 466 357‐2)

“Schlechtes Wetter” by Richard Strauss
Hilde Konetzni, soprano; Richard Strauss, piano
(Vienna 1943. MARSTON 53017‐2)

“A Garden In The Rain” by Carroll Gibbons
John McCormack, tenor; Orchestra; Nathaniel Shilkret, conductor
(New York 1929. MARSTON 51601‐2)

“I Get The Blues When It Rains” by Harry Stoddard and Marcy Klauber
Judy Garland, singer; Orchestra; Gordon Jenkins, conductor
(Los Angeles 1957. CAPITOL CDP 7 92346 2)

“Stormy Weather” from Cotton Club Parade by Harold Arlen
Harold Arlen with Orchestra
(New York 1933. LP: RCA VICTOR LPV‐565)

“Come Rain or Come Shine” by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
Ella Fitzgerald, singer; Orchestra; Billy May, conductor
(Los Angeles 1961. VERVE 817 528‐2)

“The Rain in Spain” from My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Julie Andrews, singer; Rex Harrison, singer; Robert Coote, singer; Orchestra
(London 1959. SONY SK 60539)