Song 34:365 is another song from a show, this time Another Suitcase in Another Hall from the musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. It was recorded in 1976 by Barbara Dickson for the Evita concept album. In the show it is performed by the mistress of Eva Perón’s husband when she is thrown out on the streets by Eva. In the 1996 film, however, the song is performed by Eva herself, played by Madonna, as she ends her relationship with Agustín Magaldi in an attempt to improve her life and prospects.
songs from shows
Earlier this year I played a number of songs from the Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil musical Martin Guerre. One song from this musical which I didn’t play was Bethlehem which tells the Christmas story within the context of the musical. This is my chosen song for today and I hope you enjoy it.
Here’s another song from the musical Chess today: Pity The Child. This is the song performed by Freddie Trumper, the American Chess champion, as he reflects on his difficult childhood and the lack of support from his parents.
This evening I’m off to see a local production of the musical Chess so I’m playing Mountain Duet from the musical today. This is the moment when Anatoly and Florence first realise they have feelings for each other, before they are interrupted by the return of Freddie who has been discussing terms with the media.
Today’s song is from a fairly rare (and unfortunately not very successful) musical by Stephen Schwartz and John Caird. It was first produced in 1991 in the Prince Edward Theatre in London.