Song Of Norway

First Complete Recording

Song Of Norway, First Complete Recording
CDJAY2 1253
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CD1: 48'28''
CD2: 46'19''

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Music and Lyrics by
Robert Wright and George Forrest

Based on the life and music of 
Edvard Grieg

Book by
Milton Lazerus

From a play by
Homar Curren

CAST
Valerie Masterson
Donald Maxwell
Diana Montague
Elizabeth Bainbridge
Jason Howard
Richard Van Allan
Louisa Giovanni
David Rendall

Piano by Yit Kin Seow

Ambrosian Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra 

Orchestrations by
Arthur Kay

When SONG OF NORWAY, written by Robert Wright and George Forrest, was first premiered in 1944, it was an instant success. That such success should befall these two young writers, on their first outing on Broadway, is best articulated by Cole Porter who said of them "SONG OF NORWAY will make you a million - be performed longer than you live - you need never write another show - and all on your first Broadway try. What great good luck!".

SONG OF NORWAY is based on the life and music of Edvard Grieg.

Wright and Forrest went on to write the international hit Kismet and The Student Prince which are also released on JAY Records this month. That in recent years the writers are still enjoying international success with their musical GRAND HOTEL is a testimony to the evergreen appeal of their work.