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When I Sing, You Are the Music

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Catalogue NumberLIS23
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Or - M.H. L. J
Record FormatCassette tape
Shelf Number301282
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes This is a very special recording, which features Cantor Leon Lissek and his daughter Shira, alternating as soloists. On four selections they join for duets. Some of the loveliest songs from the theatre, opera and art songs genre have been included on this album. Their duets are especially appealing, in such numbers as “Make Believe,” “Tonight,” and “All I Ask of You.” The final song, which is also the title of the recording, has a poignancy which remains with the listener long after the song is over. The musical selections are enhanced by Arbie Orenstein's piano accompaniment.

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1 - Can't Help Loving That Man
Composer(s) : Jerome Kern - Oscar Hammerstein 2nd
2 - You'll Never Walk Alone
Composer(s) : Richard Rodgers - Oscar Hammerstein 2nd
3 - Make Believe
Composer(s) : Jerome Kern - Oscar Hammerstein 2nd
4 - All the Things You Are
Composer(s) : Jerome Kern - Oscar Hammerstein 2nd
5 - I'd Give My Life For You
Composer(s) : Claude-Michel Schönberg - Richard Malty Jr. - Alain Boublit
6 - A Vuchella
Composer(s) : Paolo Tosti - Gabriele D' Annunzio
7 - People Will Say We're In Love
Composer(s) : Richard Rodgers - Oscar Hammerstein 2nd
8 - Jerusalem Is Mine
Composer(s) : Kenny Karen
9 - All I Ask of You
Composer(s) : Andrew Lloyd Webber - Charles Hart
10 - A Love Until the End of Time
Composer(s) : Lee Holdridge - Carol Connors
11 - Lion Tamer
Composer(s) : Stephen Schwartz
12 - Mattinata - Dawn's Greatest Treasure
Composer(s) : Ruggiero Leoncavallo; arr. By Luis Sucra
13 - Far from the Home I Love
Composer(s) : Jerry Bock - Sheldon Harnick
14 - Torna a Sorrento - Come Back To Sorrento
Composer(s) : E. De Curtis; arr. By A. Passio
15 - Marechiare - The Sea
Composer(s) : Paolo Tosti - S. Di Giacomo
16 - If I Were a Bell
Composer(s) : Frank Loesser
17 - Tonight
Composer(s) : Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim
18 - If I Sing, You Are The Music
Composer(s) : David Shire - Richard Maltby Jr.