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The Golden Age Of Light Music: Three Great American Light Orchestras

Bernstein / Three Great American / Bernstein
Release Date: 03/12/2013 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5199   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Leonard BernsteinRudi RevilPercy FaithXavier Cugat,   ... 
Performer:  Ray Turner
Conductor:  Percy FaithDavid RosePaul Weston
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Looking back it now seems clear that the 1950s witnessed some superb light orchestral albums from orchestras in Europe and North America. The arrival of the long playing record towards the end of the 1940s created a demand for themed collections of the kind of music that was enjoyed by millions, and the three American conductors highlighted on this CD achieved worldwide fame. Two were actually born outside the USA: Percy Faith hailed from Toronto in Canada, and David Rose grew up in London before his family moved across the Atlantic. The third, Paul Weston, was a true American, although his family had Germanic roots. But it was the emergence of the USA as a powerhouse of entertainment that fostered so many talented musicians. Radio, Read more television, films and - of course - recordings offered the escape people needed from everyday life, whether from the great depression of the 1930s, or the world war which spread so much misery during the following decade. This collection showcases the true genius that each of these famous conductors possessed, in the process enriching the lives of millions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
Petite (Mon Petit Monde a Moi) by Rudi Revil
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3.
The Last Dance, for pops orchestra by Percy Faith
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
4.
My Shawl by Xavier Cugat
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5.
La Mer by Charles Trenet
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
6.
Mon Oncle (Theme) by Alain Romans
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Period: Modern 
Written: 1958 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
7.
Italian Street Song, song for voice & orchestra (from "Naughty Marietta") by Victor Herbert
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
8.
Go-Go-Po-Go by Percy Faith
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
9.
California Melodies by David Rose
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
10.
Cotton Club Parade: I've Got The World on a String by Harold Arlen
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
11.
The Happy Bow, for pops orchestra by David Rose
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
12.
Lonesome on Main Street, for pops orchestra by David Rose
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
13.
The Mask Waltz, for piano & pops orchestra by David Rose
Performer:  Ray Turner (Piano)
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
14.
Flavia, for pops orchestra by David Rose
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
15.
Ponderosa by David Rose
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
16.
It's A Most Unusual Day (for the film A Date With Judy) by James Francis McHugh
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: Modern 
Written: 1940s 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
17.
Whispers in the Dark by Leo Robin
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
18.
My Darling, My Darling, song (for the musical "Where's Charley?") by Frank Loesser
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Written: 1948 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
19.
Day by Day by Paul Weston
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
20.
Strike up the Band: Soon by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
21.
Iceland: There will never be another you by Harry Warren
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
22.
When April Comes Again by Paul Weston
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
23.
High, Wide and Handsome: The Folks Who Live on the Hill by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
24.
Who?, song (from "Sunny") by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Period: Modern 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
25.
Paul Weston discusses his Jerome Kern recordings in 1958 by Spoken Word
Period: Modern 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 

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