Version: STUDIO 1967
Composer: Bart, Lionel
Bell, Madeline/Michael Sammes Singers
Lionel Bart's fascinating lost score for La Strada adapted from Fellini's motion picture, starring Madeline Bell and the Michael Sammes Singers!
First composed in 1967 and lavishly recorded in this demonstration recording, only two of these songs survived the rigors of rehearsals, tryouts and previews to make it to the show's opening and closing night, December 14, 1969.
Music & Lyrics by Lionel Bart.
This English demo boasts uncommonly lush arrangements for an orchestra of 25, arranged and conducted by Ken Moule.
This legendary one-performance Broadway flop "...contains so much freshness, originality and genuinely moving dramatic force that it deserves deep respect and admiration... superior musical drama." Richard Watts, NY Post