Fiddler on the Roof

Original Broadway Cast (1964)





Tevye, the Dairyman
Golde, his wife
Yente, the Matchmaker
Motel, the Tailor
Perchik, the Student
Lazar Wolf, the Butcher
Mordcha, the Innkeeper
Mendel, his Son
Avram, the Bookseller
Nachum, the Beggar
Grandma Tzeitel
Shandel, Motel's mother
The Fiddler
Shloime, the Bagel Man
Yitzuk, the Streetsweeper
Chaim, the Fishmonger
Duvidel, the Seltzer Man
Label, the Woodsman
Hershel, the Potseller
Yankel, the Grocer
Schmeril, the Baker
Yakov, the Knifeseller
Moishe, the Cobbler
Yussel, the Hatmaker

Track List

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  • Tradition .... Tevye and the Villagers
  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker .... Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava
  • If I Were a Rich Man .... Tevye
  • Sabbath Prayer .... Tevye, Golde and the Villagers
  • To Life .... Tevye, Lazar Wolf and Men
  • Miracle of Miracles .... Motel
  • The Dream .... Tevye, Golde, Grandma Grandma Tzeitel, Truma-Sarah and the Villiagers
  • Sunrise, Sunset .... Tevye, Golde and Villiagers
  • Wedding Dance .... Orchestra
  • Now I Have Everything .... Perchik and Hodel
  • Do You Love Me? .... Tevye and Golde
  • The Rumor .... Yente, Mendel, Avram, Ensemble
  • Far from the Home I Love .... Hodel and Tevye
  • Anatevka .... Tevye, Golde, Yente, Lazar Wolf, Mendel, Avram and Company
  • "Along the way we dropped a number of songs . . . " (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • When Messiah Comes (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • "Here's a song that was to have been in Fiddler . . ." (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • How Much Richer Could One Man Be? (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • "It's very seldom that I and Jerry Bock have written for stars . . . " (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • If I Were a Rich Man (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • If I Were a Rich Man (Bonus Track) .... Vladimir Spivakov, Moscow Virtuosi
  • The recording ression (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • Zero (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • "Where the dancing girls went . . ." (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • "A musical with a sad ending . . ." (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • "The appeal of the show . . ." (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • Do You Love Me? (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick
  • Sunrise, Sunset (Bonus Track) .... Sheldon Harnick

Trivia & History

The song list for this recording is taken from the CD issue. Later CD editions added two tracks — "Wedding Dance" and "The Rumor" — that were recorded at the 1964 sessions but not issued until the second CD issue of this recording. "Wedding Dance" is the music known in the show as the "Bottle Dance." (The number known in the show as "Wedding Dance" is different.) "The Rumor" was listed as "I Just Heard" in the playbill for the original production and all subsequent Broadway productions until the 2004 revival, in which the song was cut and replaced with a new song titled "Topsy-Turvy."

The song listed on later CD issues as "The Dream" was listed as "Tevye's Dream (The Tailor Motel Kamzoil)" on earlier issues. In the production's playbill, it was listed as "The Tailor, Motel Kamzoil."

The most recent CD issue of this recording (the "Deluxe Edition") adds a number of bonus tracks. Six tracks are taken from Harnick's 1971 talk at the 92nd Street (available complete on DRG). On these tracks, Harnick discusses and performs two cut songs — "When Messiah Comes" and "How Much Richer Could One Man Be?" (aka "The Richest Man in Town") — and also discusses the creation of "If I Were a Rich Man," which he also performs.

Another track is the violinist Vladimir Spivakov's recording of "If I Were a Rich Man," accompanied by the Moscow Virtuosi.

Finally, there are seven tracks of Sheldon Harnick discussing the show. The last two tracks listed below are not Harnick singing the songs listed, but rather discussing the creation of those songs.

Here are the titles of the bonus tracks:

  • "Along The Way We Dropped A Number Of Songs..." — Sheldon Harnick
  • "When Messiah Comes" — Sheldon Harnick
  • "Here's A Song That Was To Have Been In Fiddler..." — Sheldon Harnick
  • "How Rich Could One Man Be?" — Sheldon Harnick
  • "It's Very Seldom That Jerry Bock And I Have Written For Stars..." — Sheldon Harnick
  • "If I Were a Rich Man" — Sheldon Harnick
  • "If I Were a Rich Man" — Vladimir Spivakov, Moscow Virtuosi
  • "The Recording Session" — Sheldon Harnick
  • "Zero" — Sheldon Harnick
  • "Where the Dancing Girls Went" — Sheldon Harnick
  • "A Musical With a Sad Ending" — Sheldon Harnick
  • "The Appeal of the Show" — Sheldon Harnick
  • "Do You Love Me?" — Sheldon Harnick
  • "Sunrise, Sunset" — Sheldon Harnick

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