A Cole Porter Program

October 24, 2020, 4:30 pm

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Cole Porter (Photo: REX Features)

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.



“We Open in Venice” from Kiss Me, Kate by Cole Porter
Josephine Barstow, soprano; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Lois Lane, singer; Bill Calhoun, singer
London Sinfonietta; John McGlinn, conductor
(London 1989. EMI 6 98342 2)

“Night and Day” from Gay Divorce by Cole Porter
Fred Astaire, singer-dancer, actor;  with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
(New York 1932. BMG 7863‐53090‐2)

“Anything Goes” from Anything Goes by Cole Porter
Cole Porter, self‐accompanied
(New York 1934. BMG 7863‐53090‐2)

“Begin the Beguine” from Jubilee by Cole Porter
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
(New York 1938. BMG 7863‐53090‐2)

“In the Still of the Night” from Rosalie by Cole Porter
100-Voice Choir & the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra; Norman Luboff, conductor
(New York 1962. BMG 7863‐53090‐2)

“From This Moment On” from Out of This World by Cole Porter
Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer; with Orchestra; Buddy Bregman, conductor
(Los Angeles 1956. VERVE 821 989‐2)