BBC Proms - 2010 - Prom 49 - A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein
BBC PROMS 2010 Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London Presented by Petroc Trelawny Kim Criswell heads the cast marking the 50th anniversary of the death of American lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. With the John Wilson Orchestra under John Wilson they perform a glorious medley of songs from the evergreen musicals Hammerstein wrote with composer Richard Rodgers, the Waltz king of the musical. From the ground-breaking scores of Oklahoma! and the dark-themed Carousel, to the family favourites - The King and I and The Sound of Music. Musicals expert John Wilson conducts the lushly-scored movie orchestrations. Featuring excerpts from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song and The Sound of Music. Kim Criswell, Sierra Bogess, Julian Ovenden, Anna-Jane Casey and Rod Gilfry, vocalists Maida Vale Singers John Wilson Orchestra John Wilson, conductor.