The Golden Age Of Light Music - Magical Melodies

Release Date: 11/9/2010
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GLCD5170
Performer: Dolores Ventura
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Someone once said that the important thing which distinguished Light Music was the tune, rather than what you do with it. Listening to this collection he might have to change his mind, because the melodies on offer here would surely never sound so appealing without the magic woven in the glorious arrangements. Some are both arranged and composed by the same talented musician, such as the opening track Melody Fair, by that master of Light Music, Robert Farnon, and Mine At Last by the very talented, but lesser-known, Otto Cesana. Other memorable tunes have benefited from the attentions of brilliant arrangers Conrad Salinger, Paul Weston, Percy Faith, Bruce Campbell and others whose names are, sadly, unknown to us. The recordings come from the early 1940s to the late 1950s, a period when light music was subjected to many new influences, notably the emergence of new talents such as David Rose, Sidney Torch and the aforementioned Robert Farnon.
Works on This Recording
1. Melody fair by Robert Farnon
Conductor: Leslie Jones
Period: 20th Century
2. Carnival Tango, for pops orchestra by Joseph Kuhn
Performer: Dolores Ventura (Piano)
3. Autumn Nocturne by Josef Myrow
4. Warum nur, warum? (Only Why, Why?), song for voice & orchestra by Willy Berking
Conductor: Hans-Georg Arlt
5. Cover Girl: Long Ago and Far Away by Jerome Kern
Conductor: Buddy Bregman
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; USA
6. Broadway Melody of 1940: I've Got My Eyes on You by Cole Porter
Conductor: Victor Silvester
7. Mam'selle by Edmund Goulding
8. Lullaby of Broadway (for the film Gold Diggers of 1935) by Harry Warren
Conductor: Frank Chacksfield
Period: Modern
Written: 1935 ;
9. I'm Through With Love by Matt Malneck/ Fud Livings
Conductor: Paul Weston
Period: Modern
Written: 1931 ;
10. Lovely Lady by James Francis McHugh
Conductor: George Melachrino
11. While We're Young by Marty Palitz
Conductor: Andre Kostelanetz
12. Carousel: If I loved you by Richard Rodgers
Conductor: Geoff Love
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; USA
13. Return To Paradise, song by Dimitri Tiomkin
Conductor: Percy Faith
14. Underneath Tahitian Skies, for pops orchestra by Ralph Siegel
15. Too Soon, song for voice & orchestra by Robert Harris
Conductor: Bruce Campbell
Period: Modern
16. Mine at Last, for pops orchestra by Otto Cesana
Conductor: Otto Cesana
17. Scalinatella (Stay after School), song for voice & orchestra by Giuseppe Cioffi
Conductor: Cyril Stapleton
18. Spring in Montmartre, for pops orchestra by Larry Fotine
19. Tonight, song for voice & orchestra by Dorcas Cochran
Conductor: David Carroll
20. I'll Take Romance by Ben Oakland
Conductor: David Rose
21. Eva: Wär es auch nichts als ein Augenblick by Franz Lehár
Conductor: Harry Horlick
Period: Romantic
Written: 1911 ; Vienna, Austria
22. On the Isle of May, for pops orchestra (based on the Andante Cantabile from Tchaikovsky's Quartet in by Andre Kostelanetz
Conductor: Frank De Vol
23. Great Day!: Without a song by Vincent Youmans
Conductor: Robert Farnon
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929 ; USA
24. Midnight In Paris by Con Conrad
Conductor: Lewis Williams
25. Loveliest of the Lovely, for pops orchestra by Rudolf Friml
Conductor: Rudolf Friml
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