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Jamaican Rumba

composer
1937; originally for two pianos; solo piano version published in 1945

New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: April 2002
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2002
Total duration: 2 minutes 6 seconds

Cover artwork: Green Park by Robert Buhler (1916-1989)
Royal Academy of Arts, London
 
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Jamaican Rumba  [2'06]

Other recordings available for download

Piers Lane (piano)

Reviews

'Ronald Corp has few rivals in conveying one prerequisite element of this repertoire – charm' (BBC Music Magazine)

'respectfully and meticulously played … this impeccably produced program – like its three predecessors – remains a precedent-setting endeavour that is sure to elicit grateful appreciation from many quarters' (Fanfare, USA)

'The playing struck me as even finer than in the past and the sound … first class, as before' (Hi-Fi News)

'The playing is exuberant, the recording ripe' (The Evening Standard)

'This fourth compilation, in Hyperion’s hugely successful British light music is another winner … Some eighty minutes of sheer delight' (MusicWeb International)

'infectious stuff, delivered with corresponding relish' (Yorkshire Post)

'Le travail entrepris par Corp et Hyperion est remarquable, sans concession à la qualité instrumentale ou sonore' (Répertoire, France)
Arthur Benjamin (1893–1960) was born in Sydney, Australia, and received a general education in Brisbane before coming to London to study at The Royal College of Music under Stanford. He returned briefly to Sydney as a piano teacher but soon found he preferred the musical stimulus of London. He composed a vast range of music including operas and other vocal music, orchestral and chamber music, and film music. His taste for American and Latin American sounds was developed during travels as an adjudicator and examiner for the Associated Examining Board, and in 1938 he achieved his most popular success with his Jamaican Rumba. Composed originally for two pianos, it was later arranged for orchestra (including piano).

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2002

Other albums featuring this work

British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Piers Lane goes to town
Studio Master: CDA67967Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available