Jerome Kern

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COMPOSERS: Jerome Kern
WORKS: Songs including ‘She didn’t say “yes”’, ‘Smoke gets in your eyes’ etc
PERFORMER: Dvorsky, Hampson, Lehman, Luker, Milá, Panaro (vocals); London Sinfonietta Chorus; London Sinfonietta/McGlinn
CATALOGUE NO: EMI 948 9462 (1993)

This is a bumper bag of the master Jerome Kern’s greatest songs from the 1910s to the ’40s and in their original orchestrations. A younger Thomas Hampson is a winner with ‘The Song is You’. Christopher Cook