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      A Program For Gay Pride Weekend

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      Larry will present a special one hour broadcast beginning at 4 PM to celebrate Gay Pride Weekend in Chicago. Expect to be entertained as well as informed hearing recordings by gay and lesbian composers and singers who have made significant contributions to American and European culture over a century and more ranging from Leonard Bernstein to Cole Porter and Jake Heggie to Peter Pears, David Daniels and Patricia Racette among many others.


      Offenbach: La Boulangere a des Ecus
      1. Les Charbonniers et Les Fariniers
      2. Un Homme Diun Vrai Merite
      Reynaldo Hahn, self-accompanied
      Recorded in Paris in 1929
      Romophone 82015-2 A

      Ravel: Five Popular Greek Melodies: “Quel Galante”
      David Daniels with the Orchestral Ensemble of Paris
      Recorded in Paris in 2003
      VIRGIN CLASSICS 545646 2 8

      Thomas: Le Caid, “Drum Major’s Song”
      Pol Plancon with Orchestra
      Recorded in New York in 1907
      ROMOPHONE 82001-2 A

      Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, “Monologue of the Marschallin”
      Margarete Siems with Orchestra
      Recorded in Berlin in 1911

      Wagner: Die Walkure, “Wintersturme”
      Max Lorenz with the Berlin State Opera Orchestra
      Conducted by Ernst Viebig
      Recorded in Berlin in 1928
      EMI 2 368439 2

      Schubert: Die Winterreise: “Fruhlingstraum”
      Brigitte Fassbender with Aribert Reiman, piano
      Recorded in London in 1988
      EMI 2 36086 2

      Thompson-Stein: Four Saints in Three Acts, “Vision of the Holy Ghost: Pigeons on the Grass, Alas!”
      Chorus conducted by Virgil Thompson
      RCA 68163-2

      Traditional: “A Brisk Young Widow”
      Recorded in London in 1963
      Peter Pears with Benjamin Britten,piano
      DECCA 478 2345

      Coward: Bittersweet, “Green Carnations”
      Noel Coward with Leo Reisman and his Orchestra
      Recorded in New York in 1933
      EMI 7 54919 2

      Barber-Menotti: Vanessa, “Must the Winter Come So Soon?”
      Susan Graham with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
      Conducted by Leonard Slatkin
      Recorded in London in 2003
      CHANDOS CHSA 5032(2)

      Heggie: Songs to the Moon: “Euclid”
      Frederica von Stade with Jake Heggie, piano
      RCA VICTOR 09026-63484-2

      Bernstein-Sondheim: “Maria”
      Larry Kert with West Side Story Orchestra
      Recorded in New York in 1957

      Sondheim: A Little Night Music “Remember?”
      Teri Ralston, Benjamin Rayson, Gene Varron, Beth Fowler and Barbara Lang with Orchestra Recorded in New York in 1973 SONY SK 65284

      Rodgers-Hart: Babes in Arms, “Where or When”
      Patricia Racette with Craig Terry, piano
      Recorded in 2013 Gpr Records 10013

      Porter: Anything Goes “You’re the Top”
      Cole Porter, self-accompanied
      Recorded in New York in 1934
      LP: RCA LPV-560

      HermanL Mame “Bosom Buddies”
      Angela Lansbury and Beatrice Arthur with Orchestra
      Recorded in New York in 1966
      SONY SK 60959

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      3 Responses to “A Program For Gay Pride Weekend”

      1. Jim Long says:

        A wonderful program, Larry, with some surprises!

      2. Katie Cox says:

        Another wonderful program. Thank you, Larry Johnson. I look forward to your show every Saturday! A great way to “get educated” while being entertained.

      3. Lynn Newhart says:

        This program was, as usual, entertaining and informative. One of my favorites so far…

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