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2 Oct, 2012

George & Ira Gershwin - Of Thee I Sing / Let Em Eat Cake (CD)

The League of the Nations. When Nations Get Together. Why Speak of Money? Up and at 'Em. That's What He Did. I Know a Foul Ball. Throttle Throttlebottom. It Isn't What You Did. Mine Reprise. First Lady and First Gent. Hanging Throttlebottom in the Morning.

Fashion Show. Michael Tilson Thomas feat: Orchestra of St. Michael Tilson Thomas feat: Chorus. Michael Tilson Thomas feat: Larry Kert. Michael Tilson Thomas feat: George Dvorsky.

Of Thee I Sing. Act I. Wintergreen For President. The Dimple On My Knee. Because, Because. Love Is Sweeping The Country. Finale Act I. Supreme Court Judges. A Kiss For Cinderella. Act II. Hello, Good Morning. Who Cares?

Michael Tilson Thomas revives two related and politically based shows, presented here in a well produced and competitively priced pairing. If there is a problem with this release it is that any recordings of show scores are taking the pieces away from there originally intend medium. I have been fortunate to have seen both shows complete on stage. And, I am happy to have such a well realised recording for that reason. They do however lack that additional element that can only be gained by attending a live performance.

George Gershwin was much more than a good tunesmith. Brooks Atkinson in the New York Times called the musical "a brisk musical comedy", writing that "There is dancing, both routine and inventive.

There are lyrics done in Ira Gershwin's neatest style Best of all, there is Mr. Gershwin's score. Whether it is satire, wit, doggerel or fantasy, Mr.

Gershwin pours music out in full measure and in many voices. Although the book is lively, Mr. Gershwin is exuberant. The play is genuine and it is felt the Pulitzer Prize could not serve a better purpose than to recognize such work. In , at the centennial of his birth, he was posthumously awarded an honorary Pulitzer. A chorus of reporters sings to the new president of the '17 vacations you have had since you've been here. People are bigger suckers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For other uses, see Of Thee I Sing disambiguation. Lyons, Francis X. Gilhooley and Ensemble Who Cares? Presents 'Of Thee I Sing. Da Capo Press. Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Why Marry? George and Ira Gershwin musicals , operas and films. George S. The Senator Was Indiscreet Kaufman Plays set in Washington, D. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.

– Pardon My English (lyrics by Ira Gershwin) – Let 'Em Eat Cake (lyrics by Ira Gershwin), sequel to Of Thee I Sing; – Porgy and Bess (lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward) Revived on Broadway in , , , (Houston Grand Opera winner of the Tony Award for Most Innovative Revival of a Musical), and

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  1. Of Thee I Sing/Let 'Em Eat Cake was one of the leading recordings during the Gershwin CD revival of the late s. Led by Gershwin expert Michael Tilson Thomas using some newly discovered materials, it resuscitated two nearly forgotten satires from the s sung by casts who were better able to capture the spirit of the music than the opera stars who were in vogue at the time/5(22).
  2. A number of critics didn’t look kindly on LET ’EM EAT CAKE, and the dark tone of the show put off audiences who had laughed at the more gently-satirical OF THEE I SING. The continuing economic depression in the United States and looming political clouds in Europe — Hitler became chancellor of Germany in January — may have also.
  3. George & Ira Gershwin - Maureen McGovern, Larry Kert, Jack Gilford, Michael Tilson Thomas - Of Thee I Sing / Let 'Em Eat Cake ‎ (2xLP, Album) FM (3), FM (3) S2M , SM
  4. George Gershwin (Bain Collection / Library of Congress) Their sequel to Of Thee I Sing was too edgy for I n , Of Thee I Sing became the first musical to win a Pulitzer Prize. In making Author: Daniel Gelernter.
  5. Sep 15,  · Check out Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing / Let 'Em Eat Cake (Studio Cast Recording ()) by Studio Cast of Of Thee I Sing / Let 'Em Eat Cake () on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on flakowalabemununalarmelniggbal.co5/5(2).
  6. Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Dances staged by Georgie Hale. OF THEE I SING / LET 'EM EAT CAKE ( Studio Recording) OF THEE I SING ( Revival Cast Recording) Other Shows. An American in Paris [S] Crazy for You;.
  7. After the resounding success of their hit, Of Thee I Sing (performed by MasterVoices in ), the Gershwins re-teamed with librettists George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind for this madcap and blisteringly dark sequel. Let ‘Em Eat Cake picks up with the same motley crew, four years later – President Wintergreen has lost re-election, fires the Supreme Court, stages a military coup, and.
  8. Let 'Em Eat Cake is a sequel to the team's very popular musical Of Thee I Sing, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in But the darkly satirical Cake was not well-received at the time.
  9. Oct 06,  · Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing / Let 'Em Eat Cake (Studio Cast Recording () ℗ Sony Music Entertainment Composer: George Gershwin / George Gershwin / ジョージガーシュイン / .

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