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re: I'm confused. Does anyone actually WANT to see opera stars perform musicals?
Posted by: AlanScott 09:35 am EDT 08/02/20
In reply to: re: I'm confused. Does anyone actually WANT to see opera stars perform musicals? - Snowysdad 11:53 pm EDT 08/01/20

In the published vocal score, it is an A flat. And that, according to my musician friends (since I don't have an ear or the training to be sure), is what she sings on the cast recording. It is true that sometimes published vocal scores of Broadway musicals diverge from what was performed on opening night. Notable examples with rather major changes include Gypsy and Kiss Me, Kate (not even talking about something really obvious like "Better Than a Dream," added during the run, being in the Bells Are Ringing published score), but there is no reason to believe this is the case with The Sound of Music.

And if the note was going to be changed for the recording, wouldn't it probably have been changed up, not down? Even if you're correct when you write, "The recording is inconclusive the pitch not true on the CD transfer and of course LPs were notorious for requiring adjustment at the turntable," the change is not going to be from a B to an A flat. And there have been several CD issues. It's possible that they're not exactly right, but, again, off by that much? I don't think that's likely.

How do you know that the pitch is not true on one or more of the CD transfers?
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