Golden Age Of Light Music - Strings & Things Go Stereo!

Release Date: 9/8/2009
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GLCD5153
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

Low Stock
Works on This Recording
1. Around the World in 80 Days: Around the World by Victor Young
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cinema Sound Stage Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956 ; USA
2. South Pacific: A Wonderful Guy by Richard Rodgers
Conductor: Warren Barker
Orchestra/Ensemble: Warren Barker Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ; USA
3. Aquarela do Brasil by Ary Barroso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rio Carnival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; Brazil
4. Meet Me in St. Louis: The Trolley Song by Hugh Martin
Conductor: Buddy Bregman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Conrad Salinger Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; USA
5. Love is a Many Splendored Thing by Sammy Fain
Orchestra/Ensemble: Mantovani Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1955 ; USA
6. Change Partners by Irving Berlin
Conductor: Frank De Vol
Orchestra/Ensemble: Frank De Vol Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; USA
7. Tahiti by Les Baxter
Conductor: Les Baxter
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Baxter Orchestra
8. Harlem Nocturne by Earle Hagen
Conductor: Norrie Paramor
Orchestra/Ensemble: Norrie Paramor Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1940 ; USA
9. Front Row Centre by Joe Reisman
Conductor: Joe Reisman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Joe Reisman Orchestra
10. Street Scene by Alfred Newman
Orchestra/Ensemble: New World Theatre Orchestra
11. There's No You by Harold S. Hopper
Conductor: Nelson Riddle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nelson Riddle Orchestra
12. Flying Down to Rio: Orchids in the Moonlight by Vincent Youmans
Conductor: Morton Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble: Morton Gould Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
13. Swinging Sweethearts by Ron Goodwin
Conductor: David Carroll
Orchestra/Ensemble: David Carroll Orchestra
14. Sand in My Shoes by Victor Schertzinger
Conductor: George Melachrino
Orchestra/Ensemble: Melachrino Orchestra
Period: Modern
15. Cornish Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra by Hubert Bath
Performer: Marjan Rawicz (Piano), Walter Landauer (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Mantovani Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; England
16. Lucky in the Rain by James Francis McHugh
Conductor: Robert Farnon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Robert Farnon Orchestra
17. Gemini by Harold Mooney
Conductor: Hal Mooney
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hal Mooney Orchestra
18. Pavement Pigalle by Joseph Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Theatre Orchestra
19. Canadian Sunset by Eddie Heywood
Conductor: Billy Vaughn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Billy Vaughn Orchestra
20. Saraband by Leroy Anderson
Conductor: Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948 ; USA
21. My Evening Star by Ralph Sterling
Conductor: Phil Boutet
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phil Boutet Orchestra
22. La Seduccion by Lara
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clebanoff Strings
23. Spring Madness by Leo Shuken
Orchestra/Ensemble: Camarata and His Orchestra
24. The song is ended by Irving Berlin
Conductor: Frank Cordell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Frank Cordell Orchestra, Dene Boys
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927 ; USA
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Light Orchestras were much in demand when stereo LPs started appearing in 1957 and 1958. Although the technology had been largely perfected in 1933 by Alan Blumlein at EMI (an early example featuring the Ray Noble Orchestra was featured on the Guild CD ''In Town Tonight - The 1930s Volume 2'' - GLCD 5116), two decades were to pass before record companies felt the time was right to persuade the public to buy the necessary equipment. Mantovani's first stereo album sold over one million copies, and other famous conductors such as George Melachrino, Nelson Riddle, Robert Farnon, Morton Gould, Frank Cordell, David Carroll, Richard Hayman, Norrie Paramor and Les Baxter (all featured on this CD) were quick to embrace the opportunities offered by the latest technical advances in high-fidelity sound.
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