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Track(s) taken from CDA66868

The Haunted Ballroom

composer
1935

New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: December 1995
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1996
Total duration: 8 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: The City Atlas (1889) by Sidney Starr (1857-1925)
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Gift of the Massey Collection of English Painting, 1946
 
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Reviews

'For light music specialist and general music lover alike, this collection should prove pure delight' (Gramophone)

'Music that will make older readers revel in nostalgia and younger listeners discover an abundance of charming tunes that will spin around in their heads for days … An entrancing collection packaged in warm, ravishing sound' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The noble but under-rated tradition of British light music played to the manner born by Corp and his band who, if anything, improve on the original recordings' (Classic CD)

'Espléndido disco' (CD Compact, Spain)
Winchester-born Geoffrey Toye (1889–1942) was primarily a conductor of symphony concerts, opera and ballet. It was in this last capacity that he composed the music for two ballets choreographed by Ninette de Valois. One of these was The Haunted Ballroom (1935), the waltz from which became immensely popular.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

Geoffrey Toye (1889-1942), natif de Winchester, fut essentiellement un chef d’orchestre de concerts symphoniques, d’opéras et de ballets. Ce fut à ce dernier titre qu’il composa la musique de deux ballets chorégraphies par Ninette de Valois, avec notamment la valse, devenue immensément populaire, du ballet The Haunted Ballroom (1935).

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1996
Français: Hypérion

Geoffrey Toye (1889-1942) war in Winchester geboren und hauptsächlich Dirigent von Sinfoniekonzerten, Opern und Balletten. Er komponierte Musik für zwei Ballette, deren Choreographie Ninette de Valois übernahm. Eines dieser Werke war The Haunted Ballroom (1935), und hieraus wurde der Walzer besonders berühmt.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt

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