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Hyperion Records

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At the Piano by Robert Beyschlag (1838-1903)
Anthony Mitchell Paintings, Nottingham / Fine Art Photographic Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67374
Recording details: January 2002
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: June 2003
Total duration: 1 minutes 54 seconds

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Introduction
This once hugely popular song demonstrates admirably the value of a telling musical phrase. Its composer was an accompanist and singing teacher, who was born ‘Helen Guy’ and took her artistic name from her birthplace of Hardelot, near Boulogne-sur-Mer. The lyricist ‘Edward Teschemacher’ also wrote under his real name of Edward Frederick Lockton. Among those who made early recordings of this song were John McCormack and (in French) Caruso, both of whom became friends of the composer in London. More recent recordings include one by Perry Como.

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2003

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