Golden Age Of Light Music - Great Light Orchestras Salute Richard Rodgers

Release Date: 9/5/2006
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GLCD5123
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Richard Charles Rodgers became one of America's greatest songwriters. The word 'prolific' might have been invented for him, since his output spanning six decades included forty Broadway musicals, Hollywood films, scores for television and over 900 published songs. His melodies were so finely crafted that it is hardly surprising that all of the top arrangers and orchestras were attracted to his music, and some of the very best recordings from around half a century ago are featured on this CD. With names such as Percy Faith, Mantovani, David Rose, Andre Kostelanetz, Stanley Black, Robert Farnon, Morton Gould and Rodgers himself waving the baton, the quality of this collection speaks for itself.
Works on This Recording
1. Carousel: Waltz by Richard Rodgers
Conductor: Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Percy Faith Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; USA
2. The Girl Friend: Blue room by Richard Rodgers
Conductor: George Melachrino
Orchestra/Ensemble: Melachrino Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926 ; USA
3. Love Me Tonight: Lover by Richard Rodgers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ;
4. South Pacific: Some enchanted evening by Richard Rodgers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Mantovani Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ; USA
5. Richard Rodgers Suite by Richard Rodgers
Conductor: Louis Levy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Louis Levy Concert Orchestra
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