Tuesday, February 23

A gal from Brooklyn sings "And This Is My Beloved"

Kismet has perhaps the most beautiful collection of tunes of any Broadway musical, thanks to adaptions from compositions by Alexander Borodin. So to say And This Is My Beloved is a show-stopper -- just about all the songs are show-stoppers. But this is the first time I've heard Doretta Morrow sing Beloved. Not only did the producers find a voice to match the beauty of Borodin's themes, they found an absolute wonder. 

From the YouTube intro to the song:
This is the 1953 original Broadway cast recording from the musical KISMET (composed by Robert Wright and George Forrest, based on themes by Borodin), sung here by Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow, Richard Kiley & Henry Calvin, with orchestra conducted by Louis Adrian. This particular song is adapted from String Quartet No.2 in D major (3rd movement - Nocturne) of Alexander Borodin (1833-1887).


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