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The Resource The King and I, [music by Richard Rodgers ; book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II], (sound recording)

The King and I, [music by Richard Rodgers ; book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II], (sound recording)

Label
The King and I
Title
The King and I
Statement of responsibility
[music by Richard Rodgers ; book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II]
Title variation
  • King & I
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein the King & I
Contributor
Conductor
Librettist
Lyricist
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a studio recreation of the Rodgers And Hammerstein musical by The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by John Mauceri, with soloists Julie Andrews and Ben Kingsley. Andrews is perfect casting; she restores to the show its true nature as a star vehicle (it was written for Gertrude Lawrence), she embodies the role of the English tutor, and she sings brilliantly. Kingsley brings a contemporary, distanced cool to the role of the King of Siam, and the cast is effectively filled out by Lea Salonga and Peabo Bryson (as the lovers who sing "We Kiss In A Shadow"), and by Marilyn Horne (who sings "Something Wonderful"). Mauceri has opted to use the orchestrations developed for the movie version, which gives the score an added sweep and depth. This is the exception to the many opera-singers-doing-a-musical recreations we've been seeing over the last few years. It makes you wish Andrews and company would take it to New York
Member of
Accompanying matter
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
HBL
Date time place
Recorded Apr. 1992, Culver City, CA
Form of composition
musical revues and comedies
Format of music
not applicable
PerformerNote
Julie Andrews, Ben Kingsley, Lea Salonga, Peabo Bryson, Marilyn Horne, Roger Moore, Martin Sheen ; supporting singers ; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra ; John Mauceri, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1979
  • 1895-1960
  • 1903-1993
  • 1943-
  • 1927-2017
  • 1903-1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rodgers, Richard
  • Hammerstein, Oscar
  • Landon, Margaret
  • Andrews, Julie
  • Kingsley, Ben
  • Salonga, Lea
  • Bryson, Peabo
  • Horne, Marilyn
  • Moore, Roger
  • Sheen, Martin
  • Mauceri, John
  • Landon, Margaret
  • Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leonowens, Anna Harriette
  • Mongkut
  • Thailand
Label
The King and I, [music by Richard Rodgers ; book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II], (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Music by Richard Rodgers ; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on: Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
  • Compact disc
  • Based on Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
  • Program notes by John Mauceri and Theodore S. Chapin, and synopsis ([19] p. : ill.) inserted in container
  • "In addition to the songs performed in the film, this new recording also features Shall I tell you what I think of you ... My lord and master ... and I have dreamed ... here merged with the original Broadway orchestration"--Insert
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Main title (1:32) -- Harbour (:24) -- I whistle a happy tune (2:25) -- Welcome to Bangkok (2:31) -- My lord and master (2:07) -- March of the Siamese children (3:28) -- Anna unpacks (2:39) -- Hello, young lovers (3:11) - Home, sweet home (1:41) -- A puzzlement (3:06) -- Getting to know you (4:41) -- Garden scene (2:43) -- We kiss in a shadow (4:33) -- Shall I tell you what I think of you? (3:47) -- Something wonderful (3:35) -- Temple scene (2:47) -- Banquet scene (2:46) -- I have dreamed (3:36) -- Song of the King (2:23) -- Shall we dance? (4:23) -- Finale ultimo (5:44)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc (1 hr., 04 min., 02 sec.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2007659092
Other control number
028943800723
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
438 007-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
sky223821970
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The King and I, [music by Richard Rodgers ; book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II], (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Music by Richard Rodgers ; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on: Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
  • Compact disc
  • Based on Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
  • Program notes by John Mauceri and Theodore S. Chapin, and synopsis ([19] p. : ill.) inserted in container
  • "In addition to the songs performed in the film, this new recording also features Shall I tell you what I think of you ... My lord and master ... and I have dreamed ... here merged with the original Broadway orchestration"--Insert
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Main title (1:32) -- Harbour (:24) -- I whistle a happy tune (2:25) -- Welcome to Bangkok (2:31) -- My lord and master (2:07) -- March of the Siamese children (3:28) -- Anna unpacks (2:39) -- Hello, young lovers (3:11) - Home, sweet home (1:41) -- A puzzlement (3:06) -- Getting to know you (4:41) -- Garden scene (2:43) -- We kiss in a shadow (4:33) -- Shall I tell you what I think of you? (3:47) -- Something wonderful (3:35) -- Temple scene (2:47) -- Banquet scene (2:46) -- I have dreamed (3:36) -- Song of the King (2:23) -- Shall we dance? (4:23) -- Finale ultimo (5:44)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc (1 hr., 04 min., 02 sec.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2007659092
Other control number
028943800723
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
438 007-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
sky223821970
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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