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The Golden Age of Light Music: More Gems from the 1930s

Various
Release Date: 05/05/2015 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5225   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Fritz SteiningerHeini KronbergerPasquale Mario CostaCharles Ancliffe,   ... 
Conductor:  Dajos BelaFerdy KauffmanGeorge Grohrock-ferrariBarnabas Von Geczy,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dajos Bela OrchestraFerdy Kauffman OrchestraGrohrock-ferrari Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is Guild’s fourth CD devoted exclusively to light music recordings from the 1930s (previous collections are on GLCD 5106, 5116 & 5163) and focuses on some of the numerous European orchestras popular at that time. Many of them were eponymous, with those of Marek Weber, Dajos Bela, Ferdy Kauffman, Barnabas Von Géczy and Edith Lorand achieving worldwide fame. Other orchestras were equally famous but anonymous, with their recordings sometimes appearing under different names in different countries. Today we have no idea who was responsible for The Elite Novelty Orchestra or The Viennese Café Orchestra, to say nothing of the prolific “International Novelty Quartet” which was often, as on the recording in this collection, Read more not a quartet as the label claimed but an orchestra. One thing is certain, the playing of all the orchestras featured here is of a very high standard and the considerable technical improvements since the introduction of electrical recording in the mid 1920s combined with modern restoration techniques mean that we can enjoy them to the full. One of the highlights is Bertini and The Tower Ballroom Blackpool Dance Band in what is believed to be the only recording of the complete version of Carl Robrecht’s musical tour de force “Samum”. - Guild Music Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Wedding of Mr. Mickey Mouse by Fritz Steininger
Conductor:  Dajos Bela
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dajos Bela Orchestra
Notes: Composer also known as "Franz Steininger" and "Franz Vienna". 
2.
Buddha's Festival of Love by Heini Kronberger
Conductor:  Ferdy Kauffman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferdy Kauffman Orchestra
Written: 1937; England 
3.
A Frangesa by Pasquale Mario Costa
Conductor:  George Grohrock-ferrari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grohrock-ferrari Orchestra
4.
Temptation Waltz by Charles Ancliffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mayfair Orchestra
5.
Red Devil by Erich Plessow
Conductor:  Barnabas Von Geczy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barnabas Von Geczy Orchestra
6.
A Visit to the Woodpecker by Percy
Conductor:  Ferdy Kauffman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferdy Kauffman Orchestra
7.
Samum, symphonic foxtrot for pops orchestra by Carl Robrecht
Conductor:  Bertini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Tower Ballroom Blackpool Dance Band
Period: Modern 
8.
Golden Kisses Waltz by Sando Dicker
Conductor:  Edith Lorand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edith Lorand Viennese Orchestra
9.
Wiener Puppen by Rheinlander
Conductor:  Carl Woitschach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carl Woitschach Salon Orchestra
10.
Dancing Butterfly by Bernice Petkere
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gershom Parkington Quintet
11.
Dance Suite: Intermezzo by Eduard Künneke
Conductor:  Eduard Künneke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
12.
The Dwarfs’ Patrol by Erich Plessow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Adalbert Lutter Ensemble
13.
Sefira: Intemezzo by Ludwig Siede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elite Novelty Orchestra
14.
Japanese Lantern Dance by Kitano Yoshitomo
Conductor:  Marek Weber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Marek Weber Orchestra
15.
Parade of the City Guards by Leon Jessel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre Raymonde
16.
Julika by E. Lanyi
Conductor:  Georges Boulanger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  His Violin And Orchestra Georges Boulanger
17.
In Pierrette’s Garden: Intermezzo by Clifton Brookes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Viennese Cafe Orchestra
18.
The Doll and the Showman by Ludwig Siede
Conductor:  Ferdy Kauffman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferdy Kauffman Orchestra
19.
The Merry Mill by Peros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Novelty Quartet
20.
Roses of the Orient Waltz by Iosif Ivanovici
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eugene's Viennese Orchestra
21.
The Merry Teddy by Pata
Conductor:  Ferdy Kauffman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferdy Kauffman Orchestra
22.
Finckiana - A Fantasia on the Works of Herman Finck by Herman Finck
Conductor:  Herman Finck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Herman Finck Orchestra

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