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The Student Prince - Kirsten Soundtrack


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1. Prologue
2. Duet: Golden Days
3. Entrance Of Students And Kathie
4. Chorus Of Students: Drinking Song And Cencerted Number
5. Entrance Of Prince And Engel
6. Duet: Deep In My Heart, Dear
7. Finale - Act I
8. Concerted Number: Serenade
9. Act I Conclusion
10. Concerted Number: Student Life
11. Finale - Act II
12. Duet And Chorus: Just We Two
13. Finale - Act III
14. Finale - Act IV

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When we think about 1920s Broadway musicals now, what comes to mind are frothy Gershwin tunes and a little something called Show Boat perhaps. But the 1920s were also the golden age of the operetta on the Great White Way, and most of them were written by Mitteleuropean men such as the Hungarian-born Sigmund Romberg. So don't expect wild swing in Romberg's The Student Prince (which opened in 1924 as The Student Prince of Heidelberg). The music has more in common with The Merry Widow than with jazz-age follies. This 1952 recording (the first of the complete score) stars City Opera's Robert Rounseville in the title role and the Metropolitan Opera's Dorothy Kirsten as his love interest, a waitress named Kathie. Romberg's ambitious score has a lovely sweep and displays plenty of romantic panache (check out the Finale of Act 2 for a brilliant example of Romberg's melodic skills). --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
O.K. version. Nov. 15 2009
By Rosemarie Rauzino-Heller - Published on Amazon.com
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I was excited about hearing this version of "The Student Prince", being a fan of both Robert Rounseville and his excellent interpretation of "The Tales of Hoffmann" in the great film of Powell and Pressburger, and Dorothy Kirsten, a stalwart of the old Met Opera. It was just O.K. Her voice did not seem right for the part and his was good throughout, but not in the same way as in his film. The whole thing seemed a bit thrown together. While it's worth hearing, I must say it's one of the few times the movie version superceded the studio version.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Deep in My Heart are the tunes of Romberg's The Student Prince Feb. 20 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful voices and full orchestration captured the beauty of this classic operetta in 1952. This bittersweet story includes the wonderful "Drinking Song" and "Student Life" with the students and the soaring duets of the lovers, Kathie and the Prince, including "Deep in My Heart" and "Just We Two". I have always loved this operetta and this is a very good version. Bravo!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Student Prince cd Oct. 29 2012
By Gail Morrow - Published on Amazon.com
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As a child, I remembered seeing the musical production at the Muny Opera in St. Louis and loved it. So I was happyy to see I could order an affordable cd of the show.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Gift For A Friend March 14 2012
By Warren L. Cotts - Published on Amazon.com
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Wonderful old video. I ordered it for a friend for they thought this video was out of print and cirulation. Shipping was prompt and friend was very happy with the gift.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Memories were better than the CD Sept. 10 2011
By Trudy Krinner - Published on Amazon.com
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Nothing wrong with the product, just my expectations. I would order again. I need to make better judgements for me.


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