Title: South Pacific With Original Broadway Cast
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Complete your Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd - Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza collection.
Joshua logan present mary ezio martin pinza in south pacific music by richard rodgers lyrics by oscar hammerstein II book by oscar hammerstein II and joshua logan, adapted from james a. michener'S pulitzer prize winning "tales of the south pacific" book and musical numbers staged by joshua logan,orchestrations by robert russell bennett, scenery and lighting by jo mielziner with members of. The original broadway cast, musical director: salvatore dell'isola.
South Pacific Cast Recording. Original 1949 Broadway Cast Recording. RCA Victor Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific. Rodgers & Hammerstein. The rest of the cast are equally too note-perfect. The people who will find this recording the most useful will be people, like myself, who are performers. The dance music and the incidental stuff is useful to rehearse with.
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's fourth musical, South Pacific, was based on several stories in James A. Michener's book Tales of the South Pacific, specifically two that dealt with wartime romances complicated by racial issues. Those contrasts in turn were embodied by the leads, retired Metropolitan Opera bass Ezio Pinza and Broadway musical comedy star Mary Martin, who managed to have an onstage romance without ever quite singing a duet (the closest thing to that being the appropriately named "Twin Soliloquies"). Opening on Broadway April 7, 1949, South Pacific ran 1,925 performances, longer than any musical before it except Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! The score was even more popular, if possible.
Ezio Pinza (left) jokes with comedian Jimmy Durante as Pinza leaves his imprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, 1953. As a young man, Pinza was a devotee of bicycle racing. In April 1949, he appeared in Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, originating the role of French planter Emile de Becque, and his operatic-style, highly expressive performance of the hit song "Some Enchanted Evening" made him a matinée idol and a national celebrity. In 1950, he received a Tony Award for best lead actor in a musical. He occasionally recorded popular songs and was featured on Columbia's original cast recording of South Pacific with Mary Martin, which was sold on both LP and 78-rpm discs. This recording has been digitally remastered from the original magnetic tapes by Sony and reissued on CD.
Rodgers and Hammerstein had already re-invented the Broadway musical with their pioneering Oklahoma! and Carousel, which integrated dance, story, and song as never before in the service of realistic drama. Now they were dealing head-on with a lines subject that confronted the social changes and tensions sweeping America. In Oscar’s original draft, Emile, who was played by the great opera basso Ezio Pinza, continues the song, declaring, Love is quite different. It grows by itself, and then singing: It will grow like a weed. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein in New York City, 1949.
|B1||–Barbara Luna||Dites Moi|
|B2||–Mary Martin||A Cock-Eyed Optimist|
|C||–Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza||Twin Soliloquies (Wonder How It Feels)|
|D||–Ezio Pinza||Some Enchanted Evening|
|E||–Men's Chorus*||Bloody Mary|
|F||–Men's Chorus*||There Is Nothin' Like A Dame|
|G||–Juanita Hall||Bali Ha'i|
|H||–Mary Martin, Girl's Chorus*||I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair|
|I||–Mary Martin, Girl's Chorus*||A Wonderful Guy|
|J||–William Tabbert||Younger Than Springtime|
|K||–Juanita Hall||Happy Talk|
|L1||–Mary Martin||Honey Bun|
|L2||–William Tabbert||Carefully Taught|
|M||–Ezio Pinza||This Nearly Was Mine|
|N||–Mary Martin, Barbara Luna, Ezio Pinza||Finale|
- Conductor – Salvatore Dell'lsola*
- Lyrics By – Oscar Hammerstein II
- Music By – Richard Rodgers
- Orchestra – Orchestra*
- Orchestrated By – Robert Russell Bennett
NotesBook by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Joshua Logan • Adapted from James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize Winning "Tales of the South Pacific"
Issued in a hinged boxed set. Copyright 1949 Columbia Records Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Label side a): ZSP 3741
- Matrix / Runout (Label side b): ZSP 3742
- Matrix / Runout (Label side c): ZSP 3743
- Matrix / Runout (Label side d): ZSP 3744
- Matrix / Runout (Label side e): ZSP 3745
- Matrix / Runout (Label side f): ZSP 3746
- Matrix / Runout (Label side g): ZSP 3747
- Matrix / Runout (Label side h): ZSP 3748
- Matrix / Runout (Label side i): ZSP 3749
- Matrix / Runout (Label side j): ZSP 3750
- Matrix / Runout (Label side k): ZSP 3751
- Matrix / Runout (Label side l): ZSP 3752
- Matrix / Runout (Label side m): ZSP 3753
- Matrix / Runout (Label side n): ZSP 3754
- Other (Record 1 Catalog Number): 7-875
- Other (Record 1 Catalog Number): 7-876
- Other (Record 1 Catalog Number): 7-877
- Other (Record 1 Catalog Number): 7-878
- Other (Record 1 Catalog Number): 7-879
- Other (Record 1 Catalog Number): 7-880
- Other (Record 1 Catalog Number): 7-881
|OL 4180||Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza||Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza - South Pacific (LP, Mono)||Columbia Masterworks||OL 4180||US||Unknown|
|33SX1005, 33SX 1005||The Original Artists Of The New York Production||Vocal Gems From South Pacific (LP, Mono)||Columbia, Columbia||33SX1005, 33SX 1005||UK||1957|
|BBL 7157||Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II*||Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II* - South Pacific With Original Broadway Cast (LP, Album)||Philips||BBL 7157||UK||Unknown|
|OL 4180||Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein 2nd*||Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein 2nd* - South Pacific With Original Broadway Cast (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||Columbia Masterworks||OL 4180||Canada||1957|
|OL 4180||Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II*||Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II* - South Pacific With Original Broadway Cast (LP, Album, Mono, RE, Gat)||Columbia Masterworks||OL 4180||US||1957|