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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67067
Recording details: February 1998
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: June 1998
Total duration: 3 minutes 29 seconds

'These lovely old tunes have a freshness and charm akin to the best light-hearted literature or illustration from the same period. A splendid successor to the previous volumes' (Gramophone)

'These guys can take on the Boston Pops any day!' (Classic FM)

'A lovely, irresistible record' (Birmingham Post)

'Une collection indispensable aux amateurs du genre! (Diapason, France)

Nola 'A silhouette'
composer
1915
arranger

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
While both Ethelbert Nevin and George Gershwin died before they were forty, Felix Arndt (1889–1918) failed even to reach the age of thirty. Like Holzmann he was a native New Yorker and a student of the Conservatory. He became staff pianist for various publishers and is reckoned to have made some three thousand piano rolls. Chief among his own compositions is the rhythmically invigorating novelty piece Nola (1915), which is named after his wife—a fellow composer who survived him by almost sixty years. Nola is played here in its original American orchestration by John S Zamecnik (1872–1953).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

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