|With Leslie Lake Searle, Soprano, and Ross Thompson, Baritone. The period from 1900 to 1948 was an extraordinary time when songwriters and lyricists developed a new expression for the American stage. It was a transition from the European Operetta style of Victor Herbert and Sigmund Romberg to that unique American presentation called musical theatre. The great songs writers and lyricists on the recording provided a richness of melody, harmony and expression to the world of musical theatre that was unique to those decades. Their songs are heard now with nostalgia by many, and with wonder by those who have discovered them more recently. The Melody Lingers On brings those lovely songs back to the audiences of today.
|Taste it before you buy
The links below allow you to sample the music of this CD. Each selection is from 30 to 55 seconds long, and will provide a sample of the delightful sound of Rhapsody Quintet.
It's Delovely Let's Do It
Italian Street Song I'm Old Fashioned
Everyday is Ladies' Day Because You're You
I'm Falling in Love with Someone The Student Prince
Lovely to Look At I Won't Dance
The Touch of Your Hand All the Things You Are
Pick Yourself Up My Heart Stood Still
With A Song in My Heart Kiss Me Again
We're a Couple of Swells The Song is Ended
It Only Happens When I Dance with You