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Latouche, John 1914-1956

Overview
Works: 398 works in 786 publications in 4 languages and 13,784 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Musical films  Fantasy films  Original cast recordings  Satire  Musicals  Music  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  Musical settings 
Roles: Lyricist, Librettist, Composer, Author, Performer, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PQ2082.C3, 782.8
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Most widely held works by John Latouche
Candide by Voltaire( Recording )

31 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty political satire, a gentleman plagued by misfortune clings to the belief that all is for the best. Voltaire mocks the eternal optimist philosophy of his day that proclaimed human and natural disasters part of a larger cosmic plan
Cabin in the sky by Vernon Duke( Visual )

6 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a gambling sinner is fatally wounded, his devout wife prays for divine intervention, and though his life is saved, the devil will stop at nothing to foil God's plans to turn him into an honest man
The ballad of Baby Doe : opera in two acts by Douglas Moore( )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide : a comic operetta based on Voltaire's satire by Leonard Bernstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1976 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucks County Playhouse, under the direction of Michael Ellis, 1958 season, Lester Osterman and Hillard Elkins present Martyn Green, Robert Rounseville, Irra Petina, in "Candide," a concert version of a musical based on Voltaire, intoducing Mary Costa, also starring Lee Bergere, music by Leonard Bernstein, book by Lillian Hellman, lyrics by Richard Wilbur, other lyrics by John Latouche and Dorothy Parker, concet adaptation by Mike Stewart, musical direction by Samuel Krachmalnick, entire production directed by David Alexander, production design and lighting by W. Broderick Hackett and David Hale Hand
The ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore( Recording )

22 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operatic interpretation of the love story of silver baron Horace Tabor and Baby Doe (Elizabeth McCourt)
Candide opera house version, 1982 by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide by Leonard Bernstein( )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden apple; a musical in two acts by Jerome Moross( Book )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This musical was based on the Iliad and the Odyssey. The story has been transplanted to the town of Angel's Roost, Washington, at the foot of Mt. Olympus just after the Spanish-American war. Adventure-loving Ulysses and his men return triumphant to their various women, including Ulysses's wife Penelope and Helen, a young woman married to the old Sheriff Menelaus. In honor of the returning soldiers, the townsfolk organize a fair, in which there will be a baking competition. Old Mother Hare, who supplies the women with herbs and prophecies, is left out of the festivities, but she shows up anyway. She has an apple made of gold wire that she will award to the best baker. Three important townswomen, Miss Minerva, Mrs. Juniper, and Lovey Mars, elect the balloon-riding traveling salesman, Paris, to judge the contest, then promptly try to influence his vote. Lovey Mars wins because she promises him Helen. Soon Paris and Helen are wafting away to Rhododendron, the big city, as Mother Hare gleefully waves goodbye. Although Ulysses had promised Penelope that he'd stay home for a change, he immediately gathers his men and goes off to retrieve Helen. --www.rationalmusic.com
Candide a comic operetta on Voltaire's satire by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the original cast recording of seventeen songs from the 1956 Broadway musical "Candide."
Frankie and Johnny by Jerome Moross( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore( Recording )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cabin in the sky : original motion picture soundtrack by Vernon Duke( )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congo by John Latouche( Book )

17 editions published between 1938 and 1949 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide original Broadway cast by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Bernstein's operetta, based on the classic Voltaire story. Voltaire's Candide begins in Westphalia, Germany, where Candide is tortured by noted philosopher Doctor Pangloss on the idea that "all is for the best...in this best of all worlds." Candide first accepts this philosophy, but as he experiences war, poverty, the maliciousness of man, and the hypocricy of the church, he begins to doubt Pangloss
The golden apple by Jerome Moross( Recording )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it premiered in 1954, composer Jerome Moross and librettist John Latouche's THE GOLDEN APPLE was hailed as "the most original musical since Oklahoma!" (The Washington Post), "the best thing that has happened in and to the theatre in a very long time" (New York Daily News), and "a magnificent achievement. A sensational success. The most imaginative work of its kind" (New York Daily Mirror). Its blend of American folklore and Greek myth, popular entertainment and high art, and musical comedy and operatic drama "stood Manhattan on its ear," winning the New York Drama Critics' Circle prize for Best Musical (the first Off-Broadway show to do so) and spawning the standard "Lazy Afternoon." Yet, sadly, this 135-minute through-sung musical was preserved only in a 48-minute LP, and after a short-lived transfer to Broadway, THE GOLDEN APPLE all but slipped into obscurity. In November of 2014, the Lyric Stage of Irving, Texas, mounted a fully-staged revival of THE GOLDEN APPLE, featuring an orchestra of 38 and a 43-member cast, and PS Classics was there to preserve the score in its entirety. Featuring nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded music and the complete libretto, PS Classics' deluxe two-disc cast recording of THE GOLDEN APPLE gives new life to a musical milestone of the American theatre
Ballad for Americans : a modern cantata : for baritone solo and mixed chorus with piano accompaniment by Earl Robinson( )

5 editions published in 1940 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballad of Baby Doe by Burton D Fisher( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Opera Society of Washington presents the first appearances in Washington, D.C. of the New York City Opera, Julius Rudel, general director, a series of American operas, "The Ballad of Baby Doe," an opera in two acts and eleven scenes, music by Douglas Moore, book by John Latouche
 
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Alternative Names
John La Touche Amerikaans componist (1914-1956)

John Latouche

John Latouche compositore, librettista e paroliere statunitense

John Latouche US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Librettist

La Touche, John.

La Touche, John 1914-1956

La Touche, John 1917-1956

La Touche, John Patrick Digges Treville

La Touche, John Treville

Latouche, J. 1917-1956

Latouche, John.

Latouche, John Patrick Digges Treville

Latouche, John Treville

Latouche, John Treville 1914-1956

Latouche, John Treville 1917-1956

Touche, John La.

Touche, John La 1914-1956

Touche, John La 1917-1956

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The ballad of Baby Doe : opera in two actsCandide