11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2002
this CD has given me endless pleasure.It's extraordinary that so many of these songs have only just come to light after so long. Wodehouses lyrics are sublime and matched by the best music of Kern and Gershwin. Hal Cazalet and Sylvia McNair give lively performances and Steven Blier plays like a dream at the piano.I cannot recommend this CD more!!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2002
A fabulous introduction to Wodehouse's career as a Broadway lyricist. Lara Cazalet's rendition of "Bill" is worth the price alone, and Hal Cazalet and Sylvia McNair bring a wonderful light touch to the more humorous pieces.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 14, 2012
I LOVE SYLVIA MCNAIR. I did NOT appreciate this recording, however.
Why? Well, not only was her spectacular voice watered down within what seemed to be a recording/engineering disaster (ahem), but the duet partner..... (sorry-- having to keep breakfast down as I recall that 'noise', suspiciously called a tenor)... ugh. Sylvia doesn't need help selling an album, so why is she forced to share space with whatever and whoever happened in that studio that week, that day, etc...?
Save yourself-- buy the Andre Previn recordings (which are the best of the genre), and stick this one on a collector's shelf. Just saying...