Symphony and the Theater

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

WNYC Concert Orchestra conducted by Macklin Marrow with Marc Blitzstein and members of the company of No For An Answer.

Overture to Mon Ami Pierrot by Samuel Barlow written in 1933-34. Composed for a play by Sasha Guitry. This is followed by Marc Blitzstein introducing his play, "No For An Answer," pieces from which are performed by the No For An Answer Chorus, with Rupert Pole as Tenor Solo and Charles Polacheck as Kutch, the chorale director.

"Penny Candy" sung by Kurt Conway as the character "Bulge"
"Francy" sung by Robert Simon as "Joe" and Norma Green as "Francy"
"I'm Fraught" torch song sung by Carol Channing
"No For An Answer" sung by the full "Greek" chorus

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 5813
Municipal archives id: LT3220