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Tesoro mio!
1890s; subsequently fitted with the English words 'Waltzing the hours away'

'European Light Music Classics' (CDH55477)
European Light Music Classics
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Tesoro mio!
In the sunny south of Europe we meet Ernesto Becucci (1845–1905), who was born at Radicondoli in Tuscany and studied in Florence, where he also died. A successful teacher, his compositions were mostly in lighter style, among which several enjoyed considerable local success. It was above all the waltz Tesoro mio! (‘My treasure!’), dating from the 1890s, that gained him international acclaim, enjoying renewed popularity in Britain around 1950 when it was fitted with English words as ‘Waltzing the Hours Away’.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55477 track 11
Recording date
25 July 1997
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. European Light Music Classics (CDA66998)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: January 1998
    Deletion date: December 2012
    Superseded by CDH55477
  2. European Light Music Classics (CDH55477)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: November 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) NEW
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