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The ballad of Baby Doe : [opera in two acts

The ballad of Baby Doe : [opera in two acts / libretto by John Latouche ; music by Douglas Moore].
Moore, Douglas, 1893-1969.
Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, ©1999 ; [Place of publication not identified] : Polydor International, [1959], ℗1959

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Additional Authors
  • Latouche, John, 1914-1956.
  • Sills, Beverly.
  • Bible, Frances.
  • Cassel, Walter.
  • Buckley, Emerson, 1916-1989.
  • New York City Opera.
2 audio discs (2 hrs. 14 min.) : digital, stereo; 4 3/4 in. +
Operatic interpretation of the love story of silver baron Horace Tabor and Baby Doe (Elizabeth McCourt).
Alternative Title
Moore & Latouche the ballad of Baby Doe
  • At head of title: Moore & Latouche.
  • This recording was originally released on MGM 3GC-1, Heliodor H 25035-3, remastered by DGG and released as 2709-061.
  • The reissue of "The ballad of Baby Doe" commemorates the 40th anniversary of this legendary New York City Opera recording, which was recorded in June 1959, and the 70th birthday of Beverly Sills on May 25, 1999. -- Cf. booklet, p. 9.
  • Booklet contains intro. by Beverly Sills, program notes (in part by the composer), synopsis, brief biographies of principal singers, "The real Baby Doe story", and libretto.
  • "The ballad of Baby Doe" was commissioned in honor of the Columbia University Bicentennial by the Koussevitsky Foundation of the Library of Congress and is dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky.
  • ocm41256991
  • SCSB-3678770
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Columbia University Libraries