Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oliver: Where Is Love?

A few of my piano students are currently learning "Where Is Love?" from Oliver! and I have a new appreciation for how heartbreaking and beautiful this melody is. Somehow, "Where Is Love?" has never been the song that comes to my mind when I think of the musical. Maybe because it comes during a slow, dark, basement scene? But the rises and falls, the melancholic's just brilliant.

An interesting Oliver! tidbit:

The voice you hear below does not belong to the actor (Mark Lester), but to Kathe Green, the daughter of the film's conductor. According to IMDB, the conductor referred to poor Lester as "tone deaf and arrhythmic."

Where Is Love, from the musical Oliver!

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