Overture; Finale

Overture; Finale

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side 1: South Pacific Orchestra. Overture: side 2: Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, and Barbara Luna with South Pacific Orchestra. Finale (Columbia 4556-M), from the album, South Pacific (Columbia MM-850).
78 rpm.

This recording is of the Original Broadway cast for the 1949 musicalSouth Pacific, composed by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. South Pacific opened at the Majestic Theatre on April 7, 1949, running for 1,925 performances. It received ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Libretto, including awards in all four acting categories for Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Juanita Hall, and Myron McCormick. In 1950, the musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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Object Name
sound recording
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recording artist
Martin, Mary
Luna, Barbara
Pinza, Ezio
place made
United States
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
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accession number
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catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. R. F. Conlisk
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