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Julie Andrews

“Hopefully, I brought people a certain joy. That will be a wonderful legacy”.

– Julie Andrews

Great Interpreters Goes Broadway! – Program 5: Julie Andrews
Broadcast on Fine Music Radio on 3 July 2015.

Arguably the most well-known and loved leading lady of them all, Julie Andrews is adored the world over for her roles as Mary Poppins and Maria in The Sound Of Music. Andrews’ voice, at its peak, was silvery, pure, clear as a bell, and instantly recognizable, and it continues to beguile generations of children (and adults) to this day on screen and in recordings. And even though she hasn’t worked that much on Broadway, she serves, as David Cote noted, as an “icon for the old-fashioned joys of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe.”

Andrew’s massive successes in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music coalesced in the public mind the character of a sweet-voiced Englishwoman ready to soothe childhood traumas by crooning about “A Spoonful of Sugar” or “My Favorite Things.” Following these roles, she spent decades alternately conforming to and rebelling against the prim and proper, wholesome image they had bestowed upon her.

In this On and Off the Record podcast, part of the Great Interpreters Goes Broadway! series, Adriaan Fuchs takes a closer look at the life and career of Dame Julie Andrews.

Podcast Track List

1) “The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

2) “I Could’ve Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady
Music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

3) “Je Suis Titania” from Mignon
Music by Ambroise Thomas and libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on Goethe’s novel Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre.

4) “Show Me” from My Fair Lady
Music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

5) “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” from My Fair Lady
Music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

6) “In My Own Little Corner” from Cinderella
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

7) “I Loved You Once in Silence” from Camelot
Music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

8) “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins
Music and lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman.

9) “A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins
Music and lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman.

10) “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

11) “Le Jazz Hot” from Victor/Victoria
Music by Henry Mancini and Frank Wildhorn, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.

12) “Getting to Know You” from The King And I
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

13) “Feed The Birds” from Mary Poppins
Music and lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman.

Videos

The King & I: Recording A Hollywood Dream (1993):

“A History of Musical Comedy” from Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (1962):
Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett

“Le Jazz Hot” from Victor/Victoria (1982):

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