John Wilson Orchestra: Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies

* Available February 12, 2013 in the US

Rodgers & Hammerstein: At The Movies, is the new album from world renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson and his hand-picked orchestra – The John Wilson Orchestra. Showcasing music from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘big five’; their best loved musicals, including You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel), Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’! (Oklahoma) and I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair (South Pacific), brought to life by soloists Sierra Boggess, Anna-Jane Casey, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Ewing, Julian Ovenden, David Pittsinger, and the Maida Vale Singers.

“I love the John Wilson Orchestra and the great joy of their latest album ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies’ is that it features the great Joyce Didonato. Joyce joins in the fun through the marvels of modern technology – the orchestra was in London and Joyce recorded in Kansas. She sings on the track ‘You’ll Never walk alone’ which comes from Carousel and in my opinion – no one does this better than her.” ~ David Mellor Classic FM October 2012

[Joyce DiDonato’s] performance of Climb Every Mountain surely ranks among the best ever recorded.” ~ Warwick Thompson Metro October 2012

“Joyce DiDonato brings her peerless legato and creamy tonal opulence to the big tear-jerkers from Carousel and The Sound of Music. […] An antidote to winter blues if ever there was one – this life-affirming disc is a guaranteed mood-lifter! ~ Presto Classical October 2012

Album info

Release date: October 1, 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Studio
Label: Warner Classics