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The Golden Age Of Light Music: European Tour

European Tour / Various
Release Date: 04/13/2010 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5161   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Charles WilliamsRobert FarnonMai JonesVictor Herbert,   ... 
Performer:  Ethel Smith
Conductor:  Charles WilliamsRobert FarnonGeorge MelachrinoAnnuncio Paolo Mantovani,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Once again it's time for Guild's 'Golden Age of Light Music' series to take another musical tour around Europe, prompted by so many appealing works created by talented composers from near and far. In the world of music you do not have to be a native to express the beauty in a favourite location: the saying ''the onlooker sees more of the game" sums it all up quite well. The first four tracks visit the home countries of the British Isles, before setting out for a varied selection of melodies either created in the places they salute, or else written and performed from far away as tributes to places worshipped from afar. With names such as Robert Farnon, George Melachrino, Mantovani, Michel Legrand and David Rose involved the result has Read more to be a most satisfying and nostalgic musical tour. Read less

Works on This Recording

The Voice of London by Charles Williams
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
From the Highlands: Comin' Thru' the Rye / My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose by Robert Farnon
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Period: Modern 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Rhondda Rhapsody (Rhapsody of Love) by Mai Jones
Conductor:  George Melachrino
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Eileen: The Irish Have a Great Day To-night by Victor Herbert
Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo Mantovani
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Calcutta, song (original title Tivoli Melody) by Heino Gaze
Conductor:  Werner Muller
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Luxembourg Waltz by Frederick Peter Hargreave
Conductor:  Frank Chacksfield
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Fiesta In Seville by David Rose
Conductor:  David Rose
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
La Seine (The River Seine) by Guy Lafarge
Written: 1940s 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
The Lights Of Lisbon by Tony Osborne
Conductor:  Tony Osborne
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
When It's Spring In Baden-Baden (Wenn es in Baden-Baden Frühling est) by Rolf Arland
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Copenhagen Polka by Joseph Thobrither
Conductor:  George Melachrino
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Roman Holiday by David Rose
Conductor:  David Rose
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
The Beautiful Girls Of Vienna by John Frederic Coots
Conductor:  David Carroll
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Around the World in 80 Days: Passe Partout introducing el Gato Montes by Victor Young
Written: 1956 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
The Maids Of Madrid by Cyril Stapleton
Conductor:  Cyril Stapleton
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Swiss Holiday by Joe Leahy
Conductor:  Joe Leahy
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Spanish Affair by Cortez
Conductor:  Philip Green
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Sous le ciel de Paris: Sous le ciel de Paris by Hubert Giraud
Conductor:  Monty Kelly
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
The Third Man: Café Mozart Waltz by Anton Karas
Performer:  Ethel Smith (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1949; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Sicilian Tarantella (Fischiettando) by Chester Conn
Conductor:  Victor Young
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Catalan Sunshine by Frank Chacksfield
Conductor:  Frank Chacksfield
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
East Of Malta by Ronald Hanmer
Conductor:  Sidney Torch
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
The Spider Of Antwerp by Alphonse Jean Ernest Mail
Conductor:  Guy Luypaerts
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
April in Portugal by Raul Ferrao
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Continental Galop by Clive Richardson
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Swedish Polka (Springtime in Roslagen) by Hugo Alfvén
Conductor:  Hugo Alfvén
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Sur Le Pavé (Pavements Of Paris), for orchestra by Georges Auric
Conductor:  Michel Legrand
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 

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