ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH

ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH
ALL MATERIAL ON THIS SITE IS MY COPYRIGHT. DO NOT COPY IT FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER WITHOUT OBTAINING MY PERMISSION! Webster Booth (tenor - 1902-1984) and Anne Ziegler (soprano - 1910-2003) were best known in Britain as duettists on the Variety circuit from 1940 to 1955. During that time they rose rapidly to fame and were frequently heard and seen on radio, records, television, film and stage. Besides this Variety Act, Webster Booth was one of the foremost tenors of his generation and continued to sing in numerous oratorios throughout his career on the Variety circuit. The Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler Yahoo group is for those who remember them from the days of their success in the UK and South Africa, and for others discovering them for the first time. In the group there is a discussion forum and access to rare recordings and photographs featuring them as duettists and soloists.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


CDs FEATURING ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH

The following CDs were issued from the late 1980s when the original 78s were over fifty years old and going out of copyright. If you put in a search for these CDs on the Internet you should be able to obtain a new or second hand copy.

WEBSTER BOOTH

WEBSTER BOOTH – MOONLIGHT AND YOU, Flapper, Past CD9709 (issued in 1989)
WEBSTER BOOTH in Opera and Song, Memoir Classics CDMOIR435
WEBSTER BOOTH HANDEL ARIAS, OPERATIC ARIAS Dutton CDLX7032
JOAN CROSS & WEBSTER BOOTH Loveliness beyond compare, The Greenhorn Record Company 0008
DRAWING ROOM BALLADS, Track 2: A brown bird singing, Wood, Track 6: Smilin’ through, Penn, 15: At Dawning, Cadman, Track 20: Song of songs, Moya, Track 24: Goodbye, Tosti, Webster Booth
THREE GREAT TENORS Josef Locke, Richard Tauber, Webster Booth, EMI 7243 8 34676 2 4

There are also a number of compilation CDs which feature Webster Booth in one or two tracks. These are:

ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC (1840-1990) Track 6: Onaway! Awake, beloved (Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast) Coleridge-Taylor, Webster Booth EMI CDM763370 2 (issued 1990)
A TRIBUTE TO DENNIS NOBLE Track 5: ‘Tis the Spring (Barber of Seville) Rossini, with Webster Booth. Dutton CDLX 7017
A PORTRAIT OF NORMAN WALKER Track 10: Then leave her (Faust) Gounod, with Joan Cross and Webster Booth Dutton CDLX 7021
STARS OF ENGLISH OPERA in the 1930s and 40s Track 10: O vision entrancing (Esmerelda) Goring Thomas, Webster Booth Dutton CDLX 7018
STARS OF ENGLISH OPERA Volume Two Track 16: Misere (IlTrovatore) Verdi, with Webster Booth and Joan Cross, Track 17: Quartet (Rigoletto) Verdi, with Noel Eadie, Edith Coates, Webster Booth and Arnold Matters Dutton CDLX 7020
STARS OF ENGLISH ORATORIO Track 10: And God created man..In native worth (The Creation) with Webster Booth Dutton CDLX 7025
MALCOLM SARGENT conducts Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH CD 2 Track 19: Ye people, rend your hearts; If with all your hearts, Track 23: Then shall the righteous shine forth, Webster Booth
DEBROY SOMERS AND HIS BAND Night Time Brings Dreams of You, Track 19: West End Night – Vocal Gems: Gay Deceivers (medley); You are Me Serenade; Stop Press (medley): You and the Night and the Music, Easter Parade, with Webster Booth, Muriel Barron, Marjorie Stedeford, chorus, Living Era CD AJA 5616 (issued in 2006)

ANNE ZIEGLER & WEBSTER BOOTH

ANNE ZIEGLER & WEBSTER BOOTH Love’s Old Sweet Song, Flapper Past CD7034
ANNE ZIEGLER & WEBSTER BOOTH Deep In My Heart, Music & Memories MMD 1044 (issued 1996)
ANN (sic) ZIEGLER & WEBSTER BOOTH Love’s Old Sweet Song EMI 7243 8 28434 2 9 (issued 1995)
ANNE ZIEGLER & WEBSTER BOOTH EMI100 7243 8 56897 2 7 (issued 1997)
WEBSTER BOOTH & ANNE ZIEGLER Along the Road to Dreams Living Era CD AJA 5365 (issued 2001)


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