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Product Details:

Format: CD
Sku: 60358610
UPC: 074644725223
UPC 14: 00074644725223
Release Date: 7/30/1991
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Inroduction to the Concert ~ Anna Russell (1911 - )
2. How to Write Your Own Gilbert & Sullivan Opera ~ Anna Russell (1911 - )
3. La Cantatrice Squelante: Canto dolciamente pipo ~ Anna Russell (1911 - )
4. I Love the Spring ~ Anna Russell (1911 - )
5. Da, Nyet, Da, Nyet ~ Anna Russell (1911 - )
6. The Prince of Philadelphia: Ah Lover! ~ Anna Russell (1911 - )
7. Schlumph; Je n'ai pas la Plume da Ma Tante ~ Anna Russell (1911 - )
8. Schreechenrauf ~ Anna Russell (1911 - )
9. The Ring of Nibelungs - An analysis ~ Anna Russell (1911 - )
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Anna Russell (piano).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Barrymore Laurence Scherer.
Muze PNote Translators: Floriana Bivona-Lockner; Mike Danner.
Muze PNote In the world of comedy, there are many artists you'd consider classic, but many fewer you'd call classical. Anna Russell is one of the latter, gifted with an amazing classically trained voice and a wicked sense of humor, which she uses to good effect on two albums, Anna Russell Sings? and Anna Russell Sings! Again?; those two albums were later compiled into this two-album set, The Anna Russell Album?. On these two albums she is the funniest classical music teacher you'd ever want to hear, taking you through topics like how to write your own Gilbert & Sullivan opera, what to do if you're a singer with only one or two strong notes in your range, and how to approach your art if your aesthetic sense is brilliant but your voice is not. Russell proves here that Richard Wagner is the most amusing of all of the opera composers, by giving a demonstration of how a "buzzsaw" soprano voice is better than a good voice for cutting through the music itself. The pi?ce de r?sistance, however, is a run-through of the entire four-opera Der Ring des Nibelungen cycle, in which she compresses all 20 hours down to just over 20 minutes and demonstrates just how absurd the entire plot is. (She also gives the best tip there is about Der Ring: Since there's a recap at the beginning of the fourth opera, you may as well just skip the first three if you want to save yourself 15 hours or so.) While Russell is obviously very knowledgeable about her subject matter, she never makes it feel like she's looking down on you if you're not, and consequently this album is enjoyable whether you're a longtime classical music fan or just merely curious. ~ Sean Carruthers

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/30/1991
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1972
Music ReRelease Info Re-release? : Yes
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : MDK47252
Music Label Name Label : Sony Classical Masterworks
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Runtime Runtime : 1h : 17m17m : 0s
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD

Detailed Track Info

1. Inroduction to the Concert
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Live
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Town Hall, New York City
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Coveart, John,Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Piano,Voice
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,
 
2. How to Write Your Own Gilbert & Sullivan Opera
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Live
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Town Hall, New York City
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Coveart, John,Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Piano,Voice
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,
 
3. La Cantatrice Squelante: Canto dolciamente pipo
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Live
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Town Hall, New York City
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Dworkin, Harry,Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Piano,Voice
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,
 
4. I Love the Spring
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Live
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Town Hall, New York City
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Dworkin, Harry,Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Piano,Voice
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,
 
5. Da, Nyet, Da, Nyet
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Live
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Town Hall, New York City
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Dworkin, Harry,Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Piano,Voice
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,
 
6. The Prince of Philadelphia: Ah Lover!
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Live
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Town Hall, New York City
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Dworkin, Harry,Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Piano,Voice
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,
 
7. Schlumph; Je n'ai pas la Plume da Ma Tante
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Live
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Town Hall, New York City
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Dworkin, Harry,Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Piano,Voice
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,
 
8. Schreechenrauf
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Live
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Town Hall, New York City
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Dworkin, Harry,Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Piano,Voice
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,
 
9. The Ring of Nibelungs - An analysis
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Live
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Town Hall, New York City
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Russell, Anna
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Piano
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