The Sound of Music > Original Broadway Cast


Show Details

Show
The Sound of Music (123)
Music
Richard Rodgers (1262)
Lyrics
Oscar Hammerstein II (885)
Book
Russell Crouse (7), Howard Lindsay (12)

Recording Details

Date
November 22, 1959
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Method
Studio
Language
English
Location
US / NY / New York
Theatre/Venue
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Recording Studio
Columbia 30th Street Studio
Producer
Goddard Lieberson (90)
Engineer
Bud Graham (9), Fred Plaut (23)
Liner Notes
Mort Goode (28)
Director
Vincent J. Donehue (7)
Choreography
Joe Layton (27)
Conductor
Frederick Dvonch (14)
Music Director
Frederick Dvonch (14)
Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett (198)
Vocal Arrangements
Trude Rittmann (68)
Performer
Theodore Bikel (21) — Captain Georg von Trapp, Joanne Birks, Patricia Brooks (4), June Card, Dorothy Dallas, Brian Davies (6) — Rolf, Ceil Delly, Kathy Dunn (3) — Louisa, Luce Ennis — Ursula, Cleo Fry (2), Barbara George (2), Stefan Gierasch — Herr Zeller, Michael Gorrin, Joey Heatherton (2), Lucas Hoving, Elizabeth Howell — Sister Berthe, Kurt Kasznar (11) — Max, Patricia Kelly (4), Maria Kova, Evanna Lien (2) — Gretl, Mary Susan Locke (2) — Marta, Marion Marlowe (8) — Elsa Schraeder, Mary Martin (173) — Maria, Nan McFarland (2) — Frau Schmidt, Shirley Mendonca, Kathy Miller, Lorna Nash, Patricia Neway (23) — The Mother Abbes, Muriel O'Malley (6) — Sister Margaretta, Lauri Peters (8) — Liesl, Keith Prentice, John Randolph (5) — Franz, Nancy Reeves, Marilyn Rogers (4) — Brigitta, Bernice Saunders (3), Connie Sharman, Karen Shepard — Sister Sophia, Kirby Smith (2), William Snowden (3) — Friedrich, William Steinberg (4), Gloria Stevens, Joseph Stewart (3) — Kurt, Tatiana Troyanos (8), Mimi Vondra (2), Sue Yaeger
Shortcode
[r1094]

Tracks also appear on these releases / recordings

Broadway Magic: The 1960s - 1987 Original Casts The Sound of Music
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Releases (6)

Format
2-LP
Label
Craft Recordings
Released
2019-12-06
Barcode
888072092594
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Notes
Double vinyl reissue, deluxe gatefold sleeve.
# Tracks
18
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Shortcode
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Disc 1
1. Preludium (Nuns)
2. The Sound of Music (Mary Martin)
3. Maria (Elizabeth Howell, Karen Shepard, Muriel O'Malley, Patricia Neway)
4. My Favorite Things (Mary Martin, Patricia Neway)
5. Do-Re-Mi (Mary Martin, Children)
6. Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Brian Davies, Lauri Peters)
7. The Lonely Goatherd (Mary Martin, Children)
8. How Can Love Survive? (Kurt Kasznar, Marion Marlowe)
9. The Sound of Music (reprise) (Mary Martin, Children, Theodore Bikel)
Disc 2
1. Laendler (Orchestra)
2. So Long, Farewell (Children)
3. Climb Ev'ry Mountain (Patricia Neway)
4. No Way To Stop It (Marion Marlowe, Kurt Kasznar, Theodore Bikel)
5. An Ordinary Couple (Mary Martin, Theodore Bikel)
6. Processional (Ensemble)
7. Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Reprise) (Mary Martin, Lauri Peters)
8. Edelweiss (Mary Martin, Theodore Bikel, Children)
9. Climb Ev'ry Mountain (Reprise) (Patricia Neway, Company)
Format
LP
Label
Columbia S 32601
Released
1973
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Notes
Reissued as part of The Columbia Treasury of the American Musical Theatre series. (Release #1 of 10)
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Shortcode
[rl11454]
Format
LP
Label
Columbia KOL 5450
Released
1959
Audio
Mono
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Notes
1st release is in a gatefold jacket with drawing of a guitar on the front, a photo of Mary Martin and the children on the back and extensive notes and photos of the production inside.

This was Columbia's first cast album issued in a gatefold cover, and carrying the KOL/KOS prefix which priced the release $1 higher.

In the mid 1960s Columbia pressed another batch of the LP using a standard jacket with the photo of Mary and the kids on the front and re-printing the synopsis only on the back. The catalog number and higher price remained the same.
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Shortcode
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Format
LP
Label
Columbia KOS 2020
Released
1959
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Shortcode
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Format
LP
Label
CBS KLL 1850
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Notes
Australian pressing
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Shortcode
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Format
LP
Label
CBS APG60001
Country
UK
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Notes
UK release, 1960s.
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Shortcode
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