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William Warfield

voc, p, 1920-2002 US, West Helena, Arkansas
Singer / Musician of Soundtrack
A.k.a. William Caesar Warfield

William Caesar Warfield (22 January 1920 – 26 August 2002), was an American concert bass-baritone singer and actor. One of his earliest professional engagements was in Marc Blitzstein's Broadway opera, Regina. His breakthrough came when he gave his recital debut in New York's Town Hall in 1950. He went on to produce a highly acclaimed album of selections from Porgy and Bess with Leontyne Price in 1963.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
Genres
  • Soundtrack
  • Classical
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • World
Plays With
P.G. Wodehouse
Popular Tracks   
Ol' Man River (from "Show Boat") - 2006 Remaster on That's Entertainment by Various Artists
Ol' Man River on Show Boat) by Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast of Show Boat (1966)
Show Boat: Ol' Man River on Vintage Hollywood Classics, Vol. 3: Annie Get Your Gun - Easter Parade - The Pirate - Show Boat & Others by Various Artists, Adolph Deutsch, Hans Sommer, Johnny Green, Nelson Riddle, Georgie Stoll & Lennie Hayton
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man on Show Boat) by Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast of Show Boat (1966)
Ol' Man River on Show Boat) by Studio Cast of Show Boat (1962)
Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Hallelujah on 100% Classical Music by Richard Wagner
Messiah, HWV 56: No. 44. Chorus: Hallelujah (Chorus) on Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel & Eileen Farrell, Martha Lipton, William Warfield, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Eugene Ormandy
Old American Songs: I Bought Me a Cat - Set One on Copland Conducts Copland - Expanded Edition, Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes) by Aaron Copland
Old American Songs: Simple Gifts - Set One on Copland Conducts Copland - Expanded Edition, Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes) by Aaron Copland
Show Boat: Can't help lovin' dat man on Vintage Hollywood Classics, Vol. 3: Annie Get Your Gun - Easter Parade - The Pirate - Show Boat & Others by Various Artists, Adolph Deutsch, Hans Sommer, Johnny Green, Nelson Riddle, Georgie Stoll & Lennie Hayton

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Bruno Walter Conducts MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart2011Album
Something Within MeWilliam Warfield2004Album
Porgy & BessLeontyne Price, William Warfield, Cab Calloway, John McCurry, Helen Colbert, Alexander Smallens, George Gershwin2000Album
Porgy And Bess (Highlights)George Gershwin1995Compil.
Te Deum / RequiemAnton Bruckner / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Bruno Walter, Frances Yeend, Martha Lipton, David Lloyd, Mack Harrell, Irmgard Seefried, Jennie Tourel, Leopold Simoneau, William Warfield, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra1995Compil.
Messiah (Highlights)Georg Friedrich Händel - Eileen Farrell / William Warfield / Mormon Tabernacle Choir / The Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy1992Album
Schwanter. New Morning For The World. Copland. Lincoln PortraitWillie Stargell, William Warfield, David Effron, Eastman Philharmonia1983Album
Old American Songs, Sets I And II / Twelve Poems Of Emily DickinsonAaron Copland, William Warfield1980Compil.
Ancient Music of the Church/Lowe: BalladsWilliam Warfield1977Album
Karl Weigl SongsJudith Raskin, Colette Boky, Betty Allen, George Shirley, William Warfield, David Garvey1973Album
Gershwin's Greatest HitsGeorge Gershwin / Arthur Fiedler Conducting The Boston Pops Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Peter Nero, Leonard Pennario, William Warfield, Skitch Henderson1971Compil.
Great Scenes From Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin, Leontyne Price / William Warfield, McHenry Boatwright, John W. Bubbles1963Album
Schumann: Spanischer Liebeslieder Opus 138 / Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes Opus 52Arthur Gold & Robert Fizdale / Robert Schumann Spanische Liebeslieder Opus 138 Lois Marshall, Regina Sarfaty, Leopold Simoneau, William Warfield / Johannes Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes Opus 52 Veronica Tyler, Charles Bressler, John Boyden1963Album
Great Scenes From Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin / Leontyne Price, William Warfield1963Album
Clarinet Concerto - Old American SongsAaron Copland Conducts, Benny Goodman Soloist, William Warfield Soloist1963Album
God Of Our FathersWilliam Warfield, Virgil Fox1962Album
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel : The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy ; Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Richard P. Condie ; Eileen Farrell, Martha Lipton, Davis Cunningham, William Warfield1959Album
Messiah AriasDavid Lloyd, Russell Oberlin, William Warfield, Adele Addison1958Single
William Warfield: Old American Songs/Five Sea ChantiesWilliam Warfield, Aaron Copland, Celius Dougherty, Otto Herz1953Album
Deep RiverWilliam Warfield, Lehman Engel1952Album
Deep RiverWilliam Warfield, Lehman Engel1952Single
Highlights From Handel's MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel, Eugene Ormandy, E. Power Biggs, New England Brass Ensemble, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Richard P. Condie, Eileen Farrell, Martha Lipton, Davis Cunningham, William WarfieldAlbum
Ancient Music Of The Church / BalladsWilliam Warfield, Carl LoeweCompil.
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