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The only girl

The only girl / Victor Herbert.
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924
  • Albany, NY : Albany Records, [2015]
  • ©2015

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Additional Authors
  • Blossom, Henry, 1866-1919
  • Mandel, Frank, 1884-1958
  • Erdos-Knapp, Kyle
  • Mendezona, Antoni
  • Steichen, Gerald
  • Mandel, Frank, 1884-1958.
  • Light Opera of New York (Theatrical group), performer.
1 audio disc (65:05); 4 3/4 in.
Victor Herbert's three-act 1914 score (Henry Blossom's song lyrics) -- the clash between a young female composer and an egotistical Broadway librettist based on a play by Frank Mandel, is offered in a new performance edition by Michael Phillips. His revision resulted in a reworking of the lengthy Mandel-Blossom dialog, entailed some minor repositioning of several musical numbers, but left Herbert's score and Blossom's actual song lyrics intact. All music is presented on this recording with a truncated version of Phillips' snappy book. The score is charming with the solo cello prominent and the lead soprano getting the best song, explained by Victor Herbert's own distinguished career as a cellist and his wife's position with the Met Opera.
  • Operas.
  • Live sound recordings.
  • Operetta in three acts.
  • Book and lyrics by Henry Blossom and Frank Mandel; based on the play Our wives by Frank Mandel
  • Title from disc label.
  • Booklet with program notes, synopsis, and text in English (23 pages, with portraits) inserted in container.
Credits (note)
  • Michael Philips, script adaptation, stage director ; John Ostendorf, recording producer ; Stephen J. Epstein, recording engineer.
  • ocn920686296
  • 920686296
  • SCSB-13646077
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