Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing/Let 'em Eat Cake

Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing/Let 'em Eat Cake

by Michael Tilson Thomas



The Brooklyn Academy of Music staged concert versions of these two Gershwin political musicals of the 30s, one a sequel of the other, with Michael Tilson Thomas as music director and conductor and a cast including Maureen McGovern, Larry Kert, and Jack Gilford. The result is an exquisite recording that restores valuable Gershwin material to the record racks.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644252224
catalogNumber: 42522


Disc 1

  1. Overture
  2. Wintergreen for President
  3. Who Is the Lucky Girl to Be?
  4. The Dimple on My Knee
  5. Because, Because
  6. Never Was There a Girl So Fair
  7. Some Girls Can Bake a Pie
  8. Love Is Sweeping the Country
  9. Of Thee I Sing
  10. Finale Act 1/Supreme Court Judges
  11. A Kiss for Cinderella/Some Girls Can Bake a Pie (Reprise)/Of Thee I S
  12. Hello, Good Morning
  13. Who Cares?
  14. The Illegitimate Daughter/Because, Because (Reprise)
  15. Who Cares? (Reprise)
  16. The Senator from Minnesota
  17. The Senate
  18. Jilted/I'm About to Be a Mother
  19. Posterity Is Just Around the Corner
  20. Trumpeter Blow Your Horn
  21. Finale Ultimo
  22. Of Thee I Sing (Reprise)

Disc 2

  1. Overture
  2. Tweedledee for President
  3. Union Square
  4. Shirts by the Millions
  5. Comes the Revolution
  6. Mine
  7. Climb up the Social Ladder
  8. The Union League
  9. On and on and On
  10. Introduction
  11. I've Brushed My Teeth
  12. The General's Gone to a Party
  13. Mothers of the Nation
  14. Let 'em Eat Cake
  15. Blue, Blue, Blue
  16. Who's the Greatest?
  17. The League of the Nations
  18. No Comprenez, No Capish, No Versteh!
  19. When Nations Get Together
  20. Why Speak of Money?/Who's the Greatest (Reprise)
  21. Up and at 'em
  22. That's What He Did
  23. I Know a Foul Ball
  24. Throttle Throttlebottom
  25. It Isn't What You Did
  26. Mine (Reprise)
  27. First Lady and First Gent
  28. Hanging Throttlebottom in the Morning
  29. Fashion Show
  30. Finale Ultimo: Of Thee I Sing (Reprise)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Tilson Thomas   Primary Artist,Conductor
Maureen McGovern   Track Performer
Orchestra of St. Luke's   Track Performer
Raymond Thorne   Track Performer
Larry Kert   Track Performer
David Garrison   Track Performer
Jack Dabdoub   Track Performer
George Dvorsky   Track Performer
Louise Edeiken   Track Performer
Jack Gilford   Track Performer
Frank Kopyc   Track Performer
Zi   Track Performer
Chorus   Track Performer
New York Choral Artists   Choir, Chorus
David Garriosn   Track Performer
Walter Hook   Track Performer
Marry McGovern   Track Performer
Casper Roos   Track Performer
Paige O'Hara   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer,Orchestration
Orchestra of St. Luke's   Contributor
Robert Russell Bennett   Orchestration
William Daly   Orchestration
Tim Geelan   Remixing
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Bud Graham   Remixing
Tommy Krasker   Liner Notes
Maurice Levine   Director
Michael Tilson Thomas   Director
New York Choral Society   Contributor
Joseph Flummerfelt   Director
Michael Feldman   Art Direction
Robert Fisher   Director
Judith Daykin   Director
Steven Epstein   Producer

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