Sunday, March 13, 2011

Young Julie Andrews - Polonaise from Mignon

I thought you all might appreciate this lovely old recording of a very young Julie Andrews, long before she grabbed a magical carpet bag or donned the habit and became world famous in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.

(In case you wondered, that top note at the end is an F, I think!)


Rosi Crane said...

OMG - she never really lost that 'butter wouldn't melt in your mouth' innocence - ever. The Julie Andrews Dirty Songbook - was always full of blank pages! The ventriloquist's dummy in the blazer seen in some of those supporting photos was called Lord Charles, if I remember right, operated by Ray Alan. He also had Titch and Quackers,as two dummys working simulataneously - now he was impressive.
Just thought you may be interested in trivia.
How many ledger lines above the stave is that then?

Leta said...

Stunning and amazing - so mature and yet so young! Thank you, I am reminded of why I am a Julie Andrews fan.

Leanne said...

Hi Rosi - How many ledger lines above the stave - uh...let me work it out...three I think, except I will NEVER sing that high, unless I get to Heaven and earn me some wings!

What I love about Julie Andrews is the absolute precision with which she sang - every note and word always crystal clear. What a wonderful singer and musician :-)

Hi Leta - Me too. Love love love Julie Andrews! :-D