The Golden Age Of Light Music: Three Great American Light Orchestras

Release Date: 3/12/2013
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GLCD5199
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Looking back it now seems clear that the 1950s witnessed some superb light orchestral albums from orchestras in Europe and North America. The arrival of the long playing record towards the end of the 1940s created a demand for themed collections of the kind of music that was enjoyed by millions, and the three American conductors highlighted on this CD achieved worldwide fame. Two were actually born outside the USA: Percy Faith hailed from Toronto in Canada, and David Rose grew up in London before his family moved across the Atlantic. The third, Paul Weston, was a true American, although his family had Germanic roots. But it was the emergence of the USA as a powerhouse of entertainment that fostered so many talented musicians. Radio, television, films and - of course - recordings offered the escape people needed from everyday life, whether from the great depression of the 1930s, or the world war which spread so much misery during the following decade. This collection showcases the true genius that each of these famous conductors possessed, in the process enriching the lives of millions.
Works on This Recording
1. West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1957 ; USA
2. Petite (Mon Petit Monde a Moi) by Rudi Revil
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: Modern
3. The Last Dance, for pops orchestra by Percy Faith
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: Modern
4. My Shawl by Xavier Cugat
Conductor: Percy Faith
5. La Mer by Charles Trenet
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: 20th Century
6. Mon Oncle (Theme) by Alain Romans
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: Modern
Written: 1958 ;
7. Italian Street Song, song for voice & orchestra (from "Naughty Marietta") by Victor Herbert
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
8. Go-Go-Po-Go by Percy Faith
Conductor: Percy Faith
9. California Melodies by David Rose
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
10. Cotton Club Parade: I've Got The World on a String by Harold Arlen
Conductor: David Rose
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ;
11. The Happy Bow, for pops orchestra by David Rose
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
12. Lonesome on Main Street, for pops orchestra by David Rose
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
13. The Mask Waltz, for piano & pops orchestra by David Rose
Performer: Ray [Piano] Turner (Piano)
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
14. Flavia, for pops orchestra by David Rose
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
15. Ponderosa by David Rose
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
16. It's A Most Unusual Day (for the film A Date With Judy) by James Francis McHugh
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
Written: 1940s ;
17. Whispers in the Dark by Leo Robin
Conductor: Paul Weston
Period: Modern
18. My Darling, My Darling, song (for the musical "Where's Charley?") by Frank Loesser
Conductor: Paul Weston
Written: 1948 ;
19. Day by Day by Paul Weston
Conductor: Paul Weston
Period: Modern
20. Strike up the Band: Soon by George Gershwin
Conductor: Paul Weston
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929 ; USA
21. Iceland: There will never be another you by Harry Warren
Conductor: Paul Weston
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; USA
22. When April Comes Again by Paul Weston
Conductor: Paul Weston
Period: Modern
23. High, Wide and Handsome: The Folks Who Live on the Hill by Jerome Kern
Conductor: Paul Weston
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; USA
24. Who?, song (from "Sunny") by Jerome Kern
Conductor: Paul Weston
Period: Modern
25. Paul Weston discusses his Jerome Kern recordings in 1958 by Spoken Word
Period: Modern
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