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Shakespeare on Braodway
Leonard Bernstein, Hal Hester, Rupert Holmes
Shakespeare on Braodway
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1


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Bits of the Bard you have probably missed!!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a treat loaded with surprises. Program notes are well written and entertaining (by a Shakespearean expert?). Hear "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" in it's entirety, enjoy Hamlet retold in a jazzy piece that even features a little scat singing, and revel in the creative arrangement of "Tonight" (it features a bit of dialogue, some musical borrowings from Prokofiev, and more to create a multi-dimensional experience of this piece.) I highly recommend this diverse, interesting, stimulating and intriguing CD. I really liked it, in case you haven't guessed.PS: The singing is good, too."
Excellent variety of choices! | Maryland, USA | 09/10/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD gives you an educational background on just how many different musical adaptations of Shakespearean works have been produced! The songs range from familiar tunes of Cole Porter like "Too Darn Hot" to obscure performances in Yale's swimming pool for "Fear No More." The notes by Bert Fink are hilarious and move along with the songs smoothly."