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Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart

Annalene Beechey/Kim Criswell/ James Cleverton / Philip O’Reilly

Dearest Enemy: An American Musical Comedy

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  • Type CD
  • Label New World Records
  • UPC 0093228074922
  • Catalog number NW 80749
  • Release date 04 November 13

About the album

The composer perhaps most influenced by Victor Herbert and Jerome Kern was Richard Rodgers (1902–
1979), who acknowledged his affection for Kern’s shows with Bolton and Wodehouse. His score for Dearest
Enemy, his first Broadway success, is clearly influenced by Kern’s graceful way with a good melody. Dearest
Enemy, written with lyricist Lorenz Hart (1895–1943) and book writer Herbert Fields (1897–1958) opened on
September 18, 1925. It displays the young composer’s synthesis of Victor Herbert, Rudolf Friml, Sigmund
Romberg and other writers of the day. Rodgers’ work with Lorenz Hart covered a wide range, from the
sophisticated innocence of Babes in Arms (1937) to adaptations of Mark Twain, Shakespeare and the sleazy
showbiz world of John O’Hara’s Pal Joey (1940). Dearest Enemy is a romantic score by the composer who
would write Carousel twenty years later and shows how the third generation of composers for Broadway
helped to make the transition from operetta to musical theater.
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Book by Herbert Fields
Original orchestrations by Emil Gerstenberger and Harold Sanford
Reconstruction and additional orchestrations by Larry Moore
Of related interest:
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80733
Rodgers & Hart—Babes in Arms
Jerome Kern—Sitting Pretty [2 CDs]
Victor Herbert—Eileen [2 CDs]

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    Dearest Enemy: Overture
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    03:42
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    Dearest Enemy: Heigh-Ho! Lackaday!
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    04:32
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    Dearest Enemy: War Is War
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    03:50
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    Dearest Enemy: I Beg Your Pardon
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    04:01
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    Dearest Enemy: Cheerio!
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    03:23
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    Dearest Enemy: Full-Blown Roses
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    03:28
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    Dearest Enemy: The Hermits
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    06:04
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    Dearest Enemy: Here in My Arms
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    04:58
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    Dearest Enemy: Finale Act One
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    05:11
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    Dearest Enemy: Entr'acte
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    02:05
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    Dearest Enemy: Gavotte
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    03:11
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    Dearest Enemy: I'd Like to Hide It
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    04:03
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    Dearest Enemy: Where the Hudson River Flows
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    03:41
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    Dearest Enemy: Bye and Bye (Runaround)
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    01:19
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    Dearest Enemy: Bye and Bye (Underscore)
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    00:42
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    Dearest Enemy: Bye and Bye
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    05:00
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    Dearest Enemy: Old Enough to Love
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    03:34
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    Dearest Enemy: Sweet Peter
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    05:53
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    Dearest Enemy: Yankee Doodle
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    02:34
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    Dearest Enemy: Here's a Kiss (Underscore)
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    01:04
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    Dearest Enemy: Here's a Kiss
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    02:13
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    Dearest Enemy: Finale Act Two
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    04:26
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    Dearest Enemy: Intermezzo
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    04:33
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    Dearest Enemy: Epilogue, Opening Chorus
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    03:07
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    Dearest Enemy: Bye and Bye (Reprise)
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    02:11
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    Dearest Enemy: Finale Ultimo
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    04:19
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    Dearest Enemy: Bows
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    02:07
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    Dearest Enemy: Exit Music
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    02:17
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    Dearest Enemy: Appendix, The Pipes of Pansy
    Composer: Rodgers, Richard, Hart, Lorenz
     
    03:14

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