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Number: PSCC1528

THE GOLDEN APPLE (2CD) (CD)
Composed by: Jerome Moross

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Name Number
Track 1 01
Track 8 08
Track 9 09
Track 24 24
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First Full Length Recording.

When it premiered in 1954, composer Jerome Moross and librettist John Latouche's THE GOLDEN APPLE was hailed as "the most original musical since Oklahoma!" (The Washington Post), "the best thing that has happened in and to the theatre in a very long time" (New York Daily News), and "a magnificent achievement. A sensational success. The most imaginative work of its kind" (New York Daily Mirror). Its blend of American folklore and Greek myth, popular entertainment and high art, and musical comedy and operatic drama "stood Manhattan on its ear," winning the New York Drama Critics' Circle prize for Best Musical (the first Off-Broadway show to do so) and spawning the standard "Lazy Afternoon." Yet, sadly, this 135-minute through-sung musical was preserved only in a 48-minute LP, and after a short-lived transfer to Broadway, THE GOLDEN APPLE all but slipped into obscurity. In November of 2014, the Lyric Stage of Irving, Texas, mounted a fully-staged revival of THE GOLDEN APPLE, featuring an orchestra of 38 and a 43-member cast, and PS Classics was there to preserve the score in its entirety. Featuring nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded music and the complete libretto, PS Classics' deluxe two-disc cast recording of THE GOLDEN APPLE gives new life to a musical milestone of the American theatre.

Disc One

1. Overture 2. Nothing Ever Happens in Angel's Roost 3. Angel's Roost Has Its Situation 4. Mother Hare's Seance 5. My Love Is on the Way 6. The Heroes Come Home 7. It Was a Glad Adventure 8. Come Along Boys 9. It's the Going Home Together 10. Mother Hare's Prophecy 11. Good Is a Word That Fools Believe 12. It's the Going Home Together (Continuation) 13. Helen Is Always Willing 14. The Arrival of Paris 15. Let's Pay a Visit 16. The Picnic Table 17. Mother Hare's Return 18. An Impartial Judge 19.The Judgment of Paris 20. If You Select My Angel Food 21. I'll Teach You 22.The Loveliest Things in Life 23. It's a Fraud 24. Paris Visits Helen 25. Lazy Afternoon 26. The Departure for Rhododendron

Disc Two

1. My Picture in the Papers 2. Plumes on Her Hat 3. Form a Committee 4. The Prize Fight 5. Let's Go Home 6. Hector's Song 7. A Good Girl 8. Windflowers 9. Store-Bought Suit 10. Hurry! Hurry! 11. Calypso 12. Paradise Alley 13. Scylla and Charybdis 14. A Carefree Diversion 15. Goona-Goona 16. One Hell of a Bender 17. Doomed, Doomed, Doomed 18. Enough is Enough! 19. Circe 20. Ulysses' Soliloquy 21. Busy Little Sewing Bee 22. Penelope's Tirade 23. We've Just Begun

Total Discs Time: 135:00 >

  
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