Fiddler on the Roof

Original Broadway Cast (1964)

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Recording Info

Recording Type: Commercial
Origin: Studio
Material Included: Musical Numbers Only
Date Recorded: September 27, 1964

Credits

Staff

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Conductor
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Producer
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Recording Engineer

Cast

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Tevye, the Dairyman
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Golde, his wife
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Tzeitel
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Hodel
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Chava
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Shprintze
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Bielke
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Yente, the Matchmaker
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Motel, the Tailor
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Perchik, the Student
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Lazar Wolf, the Butcher
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Mordcha, the Innkeeper
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Rabbi
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Mendel, his Son
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Avram, the Bookseller
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Nachum, the Beggar
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Grandma Tzeitel
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Fruma-Sarah
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Constable
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Fyedka
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Shandel, Motel's mother
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The Fiddler
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Shloime, the Bagel Man
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Yitzuk, the Streetsweeper
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Chaim, the Fishmonger
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Duvidel, the Seltzer Man
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Surcha
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Label, the Woodsman
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Hershel, the Potseller
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Yankel, the Grocer
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Schmeril, the Baker
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Fredel
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Yakov, the Knifeseller
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Berille
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Mirala
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Sima
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Rivka
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Moishe, the Cobbler
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Anya
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Yussel, the Hatmaker
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Vladimir
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Sasha
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Ilyitch
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The Russian
  • Ross Gifford
    (Not credited with this role in playbills for the production.)

Track List

Tracks

  • Tradition .... Tevye, Company
  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker .... Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava
  • If I Were a Rich Man .... Tevye
  • Sabbath Prayer .... Tevye, Golde and the Villagers
  • To Life .... Tevye, Lazar Wolf, The Russian, Men
  • Miracle of Miracles .... Motel
  • The Dream .... Tevye, Golde, Grandma Grandma Tzeitel, Truma-Sarah, Chorus
  • Sunrise, Sunset .... Tevye, Golde, Perchik, Hodel, Chorus
  • Wedding Dance .... Orchestra
  • Now I Have Everything .... Perchik and Hodel
  • Do You Love Me? .... Tevye and Golde
  • The Rumor .... Yente, Rivka, Shandel, Mendel, Avram, Ensemble
  • Far from the Home I Love .... Hodel and Tevye
  • Anatevka .... Tevye, Golde, Yente, Lazar Wolf, Mendel, Avram, Company
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  • CD 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 Much Richer Could One Man Be? .... Sheldon Harnick
    • "It's very seldom that I and Jerry Bock have written for stars . . . " .... Sheldon Harnick
    • If I Were a Rich Man .... Sheldon Harnick
    • If I Were a Rich Man .... Vladimir Spivakov, (violinist), Moscow Virtuosi
    • The recording ression .... 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
    • (Writing of) Do You Love Me? .... Sheldon Harnick
    • (Writing of) Sunrise, Sunset .... 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 were 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." ("Topsy-Turvy" was also used in the 2015 Broadway revival.)

The song listed on CD issues as "The Dream" was listed as "Tevye's Dream (The Tailor Motel Kamzoil)" on earlier issues, including the original LP issue. 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 Sheldon 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 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.

Recording Info

Recording Type: Commercial
Origin: Studio
Material Included: Musical Numbers Only
Date Recorded: September 27, 1964

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