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Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers and Hammerstein
1. It's a Grand Night for Singing, song (from film "State Fair") - (from State Fair)
2. If I Loved You, song (from "Carousel") - (from Carousel)
3. Gentleman is a dope, song, The (from "Allegro") - (from Allegro)
4. It Might as Well Be Spring, song (from film "State Fair") - (previously unreleased, from State Fair)
5. Out of My Dreams, song (from "Oklahoma") - (from Oklahoma!)
6. So far, song (from "Allegro") - (from Allegro)
7. Something Wonderful, song (from "The King and I") - (from The King And I)
8. I Haven't Got a Worry in the World, song (from play "Happy Birthday") - (from Happy Birthday)
9. Mister Snow, song (from "Carousel") - (from Carousel)
10. Some Enchanted Evening, song (from "South Pacific") - (from South Pacific)
11. There Is Nothin' Like a Dame, song (from "South Pacific") - (from South Pacific)
12. You'll Never Walk Alone, song (from "Carousel") - (from Carousel)
13. Something Good, song (from film score "The Sound of Music") - (from The Sound Of Music)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 34969
Personnel includes: Bernadette Peters (vocals); Jonathan Tunick (arranger, conductor); Bucky Pizzarelli, Jay Berliner (guitar); Les Scott (flute, piccolo, alto saxophone); Seymour Red Press (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone); Dave Tofani (flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone); John Campo (bassoon, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); John Moses (clarinet); Al Hunt (oboe, tenor saxophone); Marsha Heller, Sherry Sylar, Robert Ingliss (oboe, English horn); Joseph Thalken (piano, celesta); John Beal (bass); Billy Miller (drums); James Saporito (percussion).
Producers: Richard Jay-Alexander, Jonathan Tunick.
Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, New York on September 19. 21 & 24, 2001. Includes liner notes by Jonathan Schwartz.
BERNADETTE PETERS LOVES RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Personnel: Jay Berliner, Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar); Emily Mitchell (harp); Marilyn Reynolds, Enrico DiCecco, Abe Appleman, Barry Finclair, Donna Tecco, Maura Giannini, Marti Sweet, Martin Agee, Elena Barere, Krista Bennion Feeney, David Nadien, Richard Sortomme, Carol Webb, Katherine LiVolsi Stern, Ann Leathers, Jan Mullen, Jonathan Dinklage (violin); Julien Barber, Kenneth Burward-Hoy, Crystal Garner, Judy Witmer, Rebecca Young, Ronald Carbone, Karen Dreyfus, Vince Lionti (viola); Scott Ballantyne, Jeanne LeBlanc, Eugene J. Moye, Frederick Zlotkin (cello); Les Scott (flute, piccolo, alto saxophone); Seymour Red Press (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone); David Tofani (flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone); John Moses (clarinet); John Campo (bass clarinet, bassoon, baritone saxophone); Sherry Sylar, Marsha Heller, Robert Ingliss (oboe, English horn); Al Hunt (oboe, tenor saxophone); Brian O'Flaherty, David Gale, Bob Millikan, John Frosk (trumpet); Bruce Bonvissuto, Jack Gale, Jim Pugh , Paul Faulise (trombone); Robert Carlisle, Sharon Moe, Phillip Myers, Stewart Rose (horns); Joseph Thalken (piano, celesta); Billy Miller (drums); Jim Saporito (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Jonathan Schwartz.
Recording information: The Hit Factory, New York, NY (09/19/2001-09/24/2001).
Photographer: Firooz Zahedi.
Arranger: Joseph Thalken.
Musical theater superstar Bernadette Peters is not new to the concept of albums devoted to a classic songwriter; her previous recording consisted almost entirely of Sondheim material. So while it's not a great shock that Peters should take on a disc full of Rodgers & Hammerstein songs, the way she approaches these evergreen tunes is nonetheless intriguing. Though she's been known as one of the premier Broadway divas since the '60s, she avoids the cliches usually associated with such status. For instance, she doesn't clobber "It Might As Well Be Spring" with phony emotion, she embraces it fondly with a personal, intimate style. Even when facing down one of Broadway's most bombastic tunes, CAROUSEL's "You'll Never Walk Alone," Peters maintains her cool, emitting just enough emotion to get the song across without crossing over into bathos. Jonathan Tunick's tasteful arrangements match her every step of the way, making for a perfect marriage of voice and orchestration.
Entertainment Weekly (3/15/02, p.77) - "Broadway's most ageless leading lady...says happy 100th to Broadway's most timeless composer..." - Rating: B-
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