EDWARD GERMAN (1862-1936): Tom Jones.
Catalogue Number: 09L105
Description: Although Merrie England has gotten practically all of the recordings of any of German's operettas, the later Tom Jones (1907) is considered to be his best work in the genre. The popular "olde English" style is present here too and Tom's dance music was popular on its own. Detailed notes on both German and the operetta and a full synopsis; the conductor is the Opera Grove German article's author and also a Gilbert & Sullivan specialist as well as having a life-long soft spot for German so you're in the best of hands in this brand-new studio recording. Also includes three numbers cut from the original run. 2 CDs. Libretto available on-line. Marianne Hellgren Staykov (soprano), Richard Morrison (baritone), Heather Shipp (mezzo), National Festival Orchestra and Chorus; David Russell Hulme.