1967 Off-Broadway

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In 1967, 25 years after the Broadway premiere of By Jupiter, RCA Victor released the first cast recording of Rodgers & Hart’s final score. Produced by Andy Wiswell, the cast recording from the Theatre Four off-Broadway revival featured orchestrations by Abba Bogin and musical direction from Milton Setzer. Bob Dishy, Jackie Alloway and Sheila Sullivan led the cast in singing … Read More

2004 City Center Encores

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Seventy-five years after The New Moon premiered on Broadway in 1928, the operetta’s full score was finally recorded for posterity. After a successful 2003 revival of The New Moon as part of the Encores! series at New York City Center, Ghostlight Records released a cast recording of the entire score in 2004. Recorded July 12, 2004 & July 13, 2004, … Read More

1963 Studio Cast (Palmer, Scovotti)

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In 1963, Reader’s Digest included nine selections from The New Moon in their 1963 collection A Treasury of Great Operettas. Starring Jeanette Scovotti, Peter Palmer and Arthur Rubin, the recording was conducted by Lehman Engel.

1963 Studio Cast (MacRae/Kirsten)

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As part of a new series of stereo recordings of classic operettas, Gordon MacRae and Dorothy Kirsten recorded three studio cast albums for Capitol Records in 1962 and 1963. Their recording of The New Moon included eight selections and featured the Roger Wagner Chorale. The tracks are currently available as part of a compilation, Music of Sigmund Romberg, along with … Read More

1953 Studio Cast

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This studio cast recording of selections from The New Moon, released by Decca in 1953, features Thomas Hayward, Jane Wilson and Lee Sweetland. Victor Young conducts his orchestra and chorus. Featuring just eight tracks, the recording was initially released on a single 10″ LP or a pair of 7″ 45s.

1950 Studio Cast

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In 1950, Gordon MacRae and Lucille Norman recorded several tracks from The New Moon for Capitol Records. Initially released on a 10″ 78rpm, the tracks were later combined with selections from The Vagabond King on a 1956 LP. Conducted by Paul Weston and featuring his orchestra, the selections included “Stouthearted Men,” “One Kiss,” and “Lover, Come Back to Me.”

1929 London

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Though the original 1927 Broadway cast of The New Moon was never recorded, the 1928 London cast recorded selected pieces for Columbia in 1929. Originally released on 78 rpm records, the recordings, featuring Evelyn Laye and Howett Worster,  were later transferred to CD on the Pearl Label. The recordings are available for digital streaming, paired with selections from The Desert … Read More

1967 Studio Cast

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This 1967 studio cast recording from Saga Records was inspired by a West End revival of The Desert Song, which had opened at the Palace Theatre earlier that year. The cast was assembled from various U.K. touring productions of the show. Mary Millar and Robert Colman played the leading lovers, with Paul Bretton, Ivor Danvers, Janet Gale, Ted Gilbert, Gordon … Read More

1959 Studio Cast

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This 1959 British studio cast album of highlights from The Desert Song starred Edmund Hockridge and June Bronhill, with the additional talents of Inia Te Wiata, Bruce Forsyth and The Williams Singers. Conducted Michael Collins, the mono recording featured the Michael Collins Orchestra playing 14 tracks from the score, with new orchestrations by Brian Fahey.

1958 Studio Cast

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Released in stereo on September 15, 1958, this RCA Victor studio cast recording of The Desert Song featured Giorgio Tozzi as Pierre Birabeau and Kathy Barr as Margot Bonvalet. Peter Palmer, Warren Galjour and Eugene Morgan also lent their talents. The album contained 14 tracks, under the musical direction of conductor Lehman Engel.