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Holland-america Line / Frommermann, Et Al


Release Date: 01/13/2009 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 29008   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edward "Duke" EllingtonLeonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frommermann
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

Tracks:
1 It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) 2 Bel me even op (7.7.7.7.7.) 3 Java jive 4 Rockin' in rhythm 5 Into each life some rain must fall 6 The flatter the plate/hoe platter het bord 7 Daniel prayed 8 Bel ami 9 Jeepers creepers 10 Mijn broer maakt voor het hoorspel de geluiden 11 I'm making believe 12 Matrozenlied 13 Liefde in rhythme 14 Morgen vaar ik weg 15 Dry bones 16 Lou de ladenlichter 17 Veel mooier…! 18 Brother Noah 19 New York, New York 20 Does your heart beat for me

Music from the 30's & 40's from America & Holland. The Dutch group Frommermann is named after Harry Frommermann, who
Read more in 1927 founded the Comedian Harmonists. This German ensemble, comprised of five singers and a pianist, was a huge sensation in the late twenties and early thirties of the last century. The Comedian Harmonists were namely renowned for their broad variety of vocal styles and the fine sense of comedy with which they performed close harmony music. Within a short period they became international celebrities with concerts in Europe and the United States. In 1935 the Comedian Harmonists were forced by the Nazis to disband, silencing this ensemble for eternity. After the breakup of the Comedian Harmonists, Harry Frommermann departed for the United States. In emulation of its namesake, the ensemble Frommermann now dares to make the Great Crossing: the project 'Holland America Line' is dedicated to American and Dutch music of the 1930s and 1940s. In the same manner as the Comedian Harmonists, they offer a wide range of musical styles; all the pieces are especially arranged for the Frommermann ensemble, with - for this program - the addition of a guitar. American and Dutch evergreens originally performed by groups such as Johnny en Jones, The Ink Spots, The Mills Brothers, The Ramblers and Duke Ellington in new arrangements by leading Dutch composers. 'These performances project a liveconcert spontaneity and energy, enhanced by the realistic, best-seat-inthe- cabaret ambience. Highly recommended! '
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Works on This Recording

1.
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frommermann
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
2.
On the Town: New York, New York by Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frommermann
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 

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