The Golden Age Of Light Music: Orchestral Gems In Stereo

Release Date: 8/10/2010
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GLCD5165
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
As the 1950s drew to a close, television was gaining dominance over radio as the main source of home entertainment, and in the world of recorded music the long playing record - with the added benefit of stereophonic sound - was overtaking the single disc as the preferred choice for most music lovers' collections. The idea of around forty minutes of music dedicated to a certain theme had a strong appeal and the 'concept album' gradually evolved. Those recordings - particularly the collections labelled 'light orchestral' or 'easy listening' - contained a wealth of beautiful sounds that were created by talented people with a genuine love of their craft. Stereo provided a new dimension, and this Guild CD attempts to recreate the excitement felt by record collectors around fifty years ago as they scanned the lists of new releases to see what new 'Orchestral Gems in Stereo' were being offered by their favourite conductors.
Works on This Recording
1. Lady of Spain (Linda española) by Tolchard Evans
Conductor: Carmen Dragon
Period: Modern
Written: 1931 ; Spain
2. The Cat and the Fiddle: She Didn't Say "Yes" by Jerome Kern
Conductor: Paul Weston
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; USA
3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Just a Kiss Apart by Jule Styne
Conductor: Warren Barker
Written: 1949 ;
4. La Mer by Charles Trenet
Conductor: Xavier Cugat
Period: 20th Century
5. Shooting Star, for orchestra by Les Baxter
Conductor: Les Baxter
6. An Affair To Remember: Our Love Affair by Harry Warren
Period: Modern
7. Mr. Punch, for orchestra by Robert Farnon
Conductor: Leslie Jones
8. Chelsea, for jazz ensemble by Thomas "Fats" Waller
Conductor: Angela Morely
9. Glamorous Night, for orchestra by Ivor Novello
Conductor: Peter Yorke
10. Gay Divorcée: After You by Cole Porter
Conductor: Victor Silvester
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; USA
11. When Your Lover Has Gone by Einar Aaron Swan
Conductor: Gordon Jenkins
Period: 20th Century
12. Le Premier Rendezvous by R. Sylviano
Conductor: Hans-Georg Arlt
Period: Modern
13. Majorca, for orchestra by David Rose
Conductor: David Rose
14. Conversation Piece: I'll Follow My Secret Heart by Noel Coward
Conductor: Philip Green
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; England
15. Sea of Dreams, for orchestra by Nelson Riddle
Conductor: Nelson Riddle
16. Dreamland USA, for orchestra by Hal Mooney
Conductor: Hal Mooney
17. Marigold, Op. 78 by Billy Mayerl
Conductor: Ronald Binge
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1927 ; England
18. Que será, será, song by Jay Livingston
Conductor: Frank De Vol
19. Mostly For Lovers, for orchestra by Henry Mancini
Conductor: Henry Mancini
20. Cecelia, for orchestra by Dave Dreyer
Conductor: Dennis Farnon
21. La vita e'un Paradiso di Bugie, song by Diego Calcagno
Conductor: George Melachrino
22. España by Emmanuel Chabrier
Orchestra/Ensemble: 101 Strings (Orchestra)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; France
23. A Summer Place: Theme by Max Steiner
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; USA
24. Damisela encantadora, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Ernesto Lecuona
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: Modern
25. Misirlou by Nicholas Roubanis
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