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Phase 4 Stereo - In A Monastery Garden - Albert Ketelbey


Release Date: 06/11/1996 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 444786   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Albert William KetèlbeyBenjamin GodardPeter Ilyich TchaikovskySternhold,,   ... 
Performer:  Josef Sakonov
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic ChorusLondon Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ketelbey's often distinctively evocative, exotic sounding works made him one of the most beloved composers in England during his lifetime. He was also among the first to compose background music for silent films- practically inventing, if not fully realizing the potential of the genre. Whether it's with the lush pastoral melody set with actual bird calls in one of Ketelbey's most famous works "In a Monastery Garden" or the highly chromatic broad orchestral gestures of "Sanctuary of the Heart" all here succeed famously in bringing back to life the unique musical charm of a bygone era. Decca's 'Phase 4 Stereo' sound is also exceptionally good. Ketelbey's often distinctively evocative, exotic sounding works made him one of the most beloved composers in England during his lifetime. He was also among the first to compose background music for silent films- practically inventing, if not fully realizing the potential of the genre. Whether it's with the lush pastoral melody set with actual bird calls in one of Ketelbey's most famous works "In a Monastery Garden" or the highly chromatic broad orchestral gestures of "Sanctuary of the Heart" all here succeed famously in bringing back to life the unique musical charm of a bygone era. Decca's 'Phase 4 Stereo' sound is also exceptionally good. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. In a Monastery Garden by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Wedgwood Blue by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. In the Mystic Land of Egypt by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Bells across the Meadows by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. In a Chinese Temple Garden by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6. Sanctuary of the Heart by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Cockney Suite: Bank Holiday "'Appy 'Amstead" by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Phantom Melody by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. In a Persian Market by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. Jocelyn, Op. 100: Ah! ne t'éveille pas encor "Berceuse" by Benjamin Godard
Performer:  Josef Sakonov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Studio no 3, Decca Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sax 
11. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 51: no 6, Valse sentimentale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Josef Sakonov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Studio no 3, Decca Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sax 
12. Fêtes tziganes by Sternhold,
Performer:  Josef Sakonov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Studio no 3, Decca Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
13. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Josef Sakonov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Studio no 3, Decca Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sax 
14. Midnight Bells [after Heuberger] by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Josef Sakonov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Studio no 3, Decca Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sax 
15. Much Ado about Nothing, Op. 11: no 4, Intermezzo "Garden Scene" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Josef Sakonov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Studio no 3, Decca Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
16. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Josef Sakonov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Studio no 3, Decca Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sax 
17. Csárdás by Vittorio Monti
Performer:  Josef Sakonov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Studio no 3, Decca Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sax 
18. Scènes de la Csárda no 4, Op. 32 "Hejre Kati" by Jenö Hubay
Performer:  Josef Sakonov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1882-1886; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Studio no 3, Decca Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sax 

Sound Samples

In a Monastery Garden
Wedgwood Blue
In the Mystic Land of Egypt
Bells across the Meadows
In a Chinese Temple-Garden
Sanctuary of the Heart
'Appy 'Ampstead
The Phantom Melody
In a Persian Market
Hejre Kati, Op.32
Jocelyn - opera in 4 Acts: Berceuse
Valse sentimentale, Op.51, No.6
Fêtes Tzigane
Thaïs / Acte Deux: Meditation
Der Opernball. Overture: Im Chambre Separée
Much ado about nothing - Incidental Music - Concert Suite: Intermezzo (Garden Scene)
None But The Lonely Heart
Czardas

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