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Track(s) taken from CDA67148

Siciliano

composer
1953

New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: August 1999
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Tony Faulkner & Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 4 minutes 27 seconds

Cover artwork: The Haymarket Theatre, London by George Hyde Pownall (1876-1932)
Courtesy of Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey / Fine Art Photographic Library, London
 
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Siciliano  [4'27]

Reviews

'Ronald Corp and the New London Orchestra play with their familiar accomplishment and affection and, if anything, an even surer grasp of pace than before. The CD is gratifyingly full and excellently recorded. More, please!' (Gramophone)

'Throughout, Corp … has one great asset – charm, and I defy you not to sit listening to these appealing morceaux without a permanent grin on your face' (International Record Review)

'Corp’s performances are sumptuous' (The Sunday Times)

'An artfully cherry-picked selection played with affection and zest, which will leave you with a warm glow – and perhaps a feeling of regret that no one writes music like this any more' (Classic FM Magazine)

'If you've a soft spot for this kind of repertoire you'll love it' (BBC CD Review)
Harry Dexter (1910–1973) was born in Sheffield. Classically trained, he became a prolific composer and arranger in various styles, and it was he who founded the Light Music Society in 1956. His Siciliano (1953) takes its name from a lightly tripping dance style popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

De formation classique, Harry Dexter (1910-1973), né à Sheffield, devint un prolifique compositeur-arrangeur dans divers styles et fonda la Light Music Society, en 1956. Son Siciliano (1953) tire son titre d’un style de danse légèrement sautillant populaire aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 2000
Français: Hypérion

Harry Dexter (1910-1973) wurde in Sheffield geboren. Nach einer Ausbildung in klassischer Musik arbeitete er in unterschiedlichen Stilrichtungen als produktiver Komponist und Arrangeur, außerdem gründete er 1956 die Light Music Society. Sein Siciliano (1953) entlehnt seinen Namen einem im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert beliebten, locker bewegten Tanz.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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