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Tonight We Sing (1953)

Approved | | Musical | 26 January 1953 (USA)
Story of the legendary impresario Sol Hurok and the many stars that he introduced and represented to the world of music.

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Sol Hurok
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Elsa Valdine
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Emma Hurok
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Eugene Ysaye
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Gregory Lawrence (singing voice)
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Story of the legendary impresario Sol Hurok and the many stars that he introduced and represented to the world of music.

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Götter ohne Maske  »

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This movie marks the only time Ezio Pinza (as Chaliapin) sang "Boris Godunov" in the original Russian; prior to this, he always performed it in Italian. See more »


Soundtracks

Die Zauberflöte: Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Schmaltzy movie, golden music
8 December 1999 | by (Eugene, Oregon) – See all my reviews

The movie itself is pure schmaltz (exemplified by tenor Jan Peerce's voice emanating from the face of a "Hollywoodier" actor), but the music is a treasure trove. The great Pinza portraying the great Chaliapin! One legend playing another? Not to mention Isaac Stern as Ysaye, and Toumanova as Pavlova. Wow! I know my Moussorgsky, and Pinza's extremely rare outing in the Russian original of "Boris" is impeccable. Best of all, I have heard a dozen versions of the final trio from Gounod's "Faust," including the thunderous Christoff-Gedda-de los Angeles rendition, but the Pinza-Peerce-Peters tour de force in this movie leaves me gasping for air. A travesty that no video is available. Someone on the Internet offers a print for $400+, but I neglected to bookmark and cannot relocate the source.


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