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FAWKES, R.: History of the Musical (The) (Unabridged)

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FAWKES, R.: History of the Musical (The) (Unabridged)

Author(s):Fawkes, Richard
Artist(s) Criswell, Kim, Reader
Genre Spoken Word
Category Arts
Catalogue NA422712
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
Album Price
USD 20.29


A major production for Naxos AudioBooks and a unique Audiobook, this bold and entertaining undertaking traces the musical from its origins in classical music (Gay’s Beggar’s Opera, Offenbach’s operettas and Gilbert and Sullivan) through its flowering in America; Showboat, Anything Goes, High Society, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Oliver, Cabaret, A Little Night Music, The Rocky Horror Show, The Phantom of the Opera—the list is endless. So are the stars who made the musicals live; the composers Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Bernstein, Lloyd Webber; the famous partnerships such as Rogers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe; the performers Ethel



Review By Brad Hathaway ,DC Theatre Scene,June 2012

It is awfully hard to dig deep into the history of musical theater without having access to the essential thing that sets it apart from other theatrical events—the music.

Naxos records has issued a four-disc, five and a quarter hour “talking book” of “The History of the Musical” narrated by the often wonderful Kim Criswell, a Broadway and West End actress…

The booklet accompanying the discs includes a complete track listing which adds up to a good table of contents. This makes it easy to go back to check something if you need to. © 2012 DC Theatre Scene Read complete review


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