is unquestionably one of the most dynamic Broadway voices of the past
century, with a career spanning the early 1950's to the present.
Her pure lyric soprano has graced such classics as "Plain and Fancy",
"The Music Man", "She Loves Me", "Oklahoma", "Carousel", "The King and
I" and "Follies" and her
concert performances are legendary. Cook's first solo album 'Songs Of Perfect Propriety'
was released on the independent
Urania label in November 1958 and featured Barbara performing a song cycle of
Dorothy Parker poems and verses set to music by opera and chamber music
composer Seymour Barab. 'Songs Of Perfect Propriety' holds
the distinction of being the first published song cycle which set
various light verses by Dorothy Parker from 'The Portable Dorothy
Barab's music parallels the humour with which Parker was able to
convey the truth and is interpreted with wit and sophistication by
Barbara Cook on this recording.
Door are pleased to debut 'Songs Of Perfect Propriety' on CD. The
release continues Stage Door's COLLECTOR'S SERIES, a line of limited edition CD products presented in
the retro style of a miniature long-playing record. All Collector's
Series titles are limited to 500 units.
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DATE: JUNE 17th, 2016