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The Resource "This Is the Life!" : the breakthrough years: 1909-1921, Irving Berlin, (sound recording)

"This Is the Life!" : the breakthrough years: 1909-1921, Irving Berlin, (sound recording)

Label
"This Is the Life!" : the breakthrough years: 1909-1921
Title
"This Is the Life!"
Title remainder
the breakthrough years: 1909-1921
Statement of responsibility
Irving Berlin
Title variation
Breakthrough years: 1909-1921
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Instrumentalist
Lyricist
Performer
Publisher
Singer
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Member of
Accompanying matter
  • biography of composer or author
  • biography of performer or history of ensemble
  • historical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1888-1989
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berlin, Irving
Date of event
2015 June 20-21
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/featuredMedium
  • tenor voice
  • piano
  • baritone voice
  • soprano voice
  • tenor voice
  • trombone
  • cornet
  • piano
  • soprano voice
  • tenor voice
  • soprano voice
  • tenor voice
  • baritone voice
Form of composition
multiple forms
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Sung and spoken in English
Music parts
not applicable
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/numberOfPerformers
  • 2
  • 2
Other event information
Recorded
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/performanceMedium
  • instrumental ensemble
  • instrumental ensemble
  • instrumental ensemble
  • instrumental ensemble
  • soprano voice
  • piano
  • instrumental ensemble
  • instrumental ensemble
  • instrumental ensemble
  • instrumental ensemble
  • instrumental ensemble
PerformerNote
Bernadette Boerckel, soprano (tracks 5, 10, 14, 19-21), comedienne (track 17) ; Daniel Marcus, tenor (tracks 2, 5, 19, 21), comedian (tracks 12, 16) ; Edward Pleasant, baritone (tracks 3, 8, 21) ; Heather Hill, soprano (track 21) ; Thomas Carle, tenor (track 21) ; The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (Caroline Chin, Bryony Stroud-Watson, violins ; Thomas Rosenthal, viola ; Jonathan Dexter, cello ; Troy Rinker, double bass ; Leslie Cullen, flute, piccolo ; Vasko Dukovski, clarinet ; Paul Murphy, Michael Blutman, cornet ; Michael Lormand, trombone ; Taylor Arthur Goodson, drums, percussion ; Diane Scott, piano) ; Rick Benjamin, conductor, piano (track 10)
Place of event
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
  • 1888-1989
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Boerckel, Bernadette
  • Marcus, Daniel
  • Pleasant, Edward
  • Hill, Heather
  • Carle, Tom
  • Benjamin, Rick
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
  • Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Revues
  • Ragtime music
  • Foxtrots
  • Songs (High voice) with piano
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
"This Is the Life!" : the breakthrough years: 1909-1921, Irving Berlin, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Popular songs, dance music, and excerpts from musical revues; includes one art song and several instrumental arrangements of popular songs
  • Title from disc label
  • "World-premiere recordings of original period orchestrations"--Container
  • Program notes by the conductor, biographical notes on the composer and performers, and discographical and bibliographical references (39 pages : portraits) inserted in container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Smile and show your dimple : (one-step, 1918) (1:27)
  • My melody dream : (a song poem, 1911) (2:36)
  • When I lost you : (waltz, 1912) (3:22)
  • This is the life! : (song, 1914) (2:32)
  • A pretty girl is like a melody : (theme of Ziegfeld|s Follies of 1919) (2:16)
  • Alexander's ragtime band : (song, 1911) (2:24)
  • Home again blues : (1920) (1:44)
  • You'd be surprised : (song from Ziegfeld|s Follies of 1919) (3:44)
  • That mesmerizing Mendelssohn tune : (song, 1909) (2:46)
  • The girls of my dreams : (from Ziegfeld|s Follies of 1920) (2:56)
  • Everybody's doin' it now : (turkey trot, 1911) (2:43)
  • The international rag : (duet, 1913) (3:15)
  • When I leave the world behind : (ballad, 1915) (4:39)
  • Finale to Act II : ("Opera medley") from Watch your step (1914) (7:10)
  • I love a piano : (song from Stop!Look!Listen!, 1915) (3:05)
  • Oh! How I hate to get up in the morning! : (song from Yip, yip, Yaphank!, 1918) (2:09)
  • Tell me, little gypsy : (from Ziegfeld|s Follies of 1920) (3:00)
  • Play a simple melody : (duet from Watch your step, 1914) (2:20)
  • Nobody knows : (and nobody seems to care) (fox trot, 1919) (2:24)
  • Overture to Watch your step : (1914) (7:55)
  • Say it with music : (theme of the Music box revue, 1921) (3:10)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc (68:19)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
093228077329
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Publisher number
80773-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)929618362
  • (OCoLC)ocn929618362
  • 772228
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
"This Is the Life!" : the breakthrough years: 1909-1921, Irving Berlin, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Popular songs, dance music, and excerpts from musical revues; includes one art song and several instrumental arrangements of popular songs
  • Title from disc label
  • "World-premiere recordings of original period orchestrations"--Container
  • Program notes by the conductor, biographical notes on the composer and performers, and discographical and bibliographical references (39 pages : portraits) inserted in container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Smile and show your dimple : (one-step, 1918) (1:27)
  • My melody dream : (a song poem, 1911) (2:36)
  • When I lost you : (waltz, 1912) (3:22)
  • This is the life! : (song, 1914) (2:32)
  • A pretty girl is like a melody : (theme of Ziegfeld|s Follies of 1919) (2:16)
  • Alexander's ragtime band : (song, 1911) (2:24)
  • Home again blues : (1920) (1:44)
  • You'd be surprised : (song from Ziegfeld|s Follies of 1919) (3:44)
  • That mesmerizing Mendelssohn tune : (song, 1909) (2:46)
  • The girls of my dreams : (from Ziegfeld|s Follies of 1920) (2:56)
  • Everybody's doin' it now : (turkey trot, 1911) (2:43)
  • The international rag : (duet, 1913) (3:15)
  • When I leave the world behind : (ballad, 1915) (4:39)
  • Finale to Act II : ("Opera medley") from Watch your step (1914) (7:10)
  • I love a piano : (song from Stop!Look!Listen!, 1915) (3:05)
  • Oh! How I hate to get up in the morning! : (song from Yip, yip, Yaphank!, 1918) (2:09)
  • Tell me, little gypsy : (from Ziegfeld|s Follies of 1920) (3:00)
  • Play a simple melody : (duet from Watch your step, 1914) (2:20)
  • Nobody knows : (and nobody seems to care) (fox trot, 1919) (2:24)
  • Overture to Watch your step : (1914) (7:55)
  • Say it with music : (theme of the Music box revue, 1921) (3:10)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc (68:19)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
093228077329
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Publisher number
80773-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)929618362
  • (OCoLC)ocn929618362
  • 772228
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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