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Track(s) taken from CDA66868

Vanity Fair


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: 3 minutes 53 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


'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)
Anthony Collins (1893–1963), a native of Hastings, was a conductor of ‘serious’ music who recorded much music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and others, and whose early ‘long-playing’ recordings of Sibelius symphonies are still highly treasured. Besides symphonies, concertos and operas, Collins also composed film and light music, from which the gently dancing Vanity Fair is his acknowledged masterpiece.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

Anthony Collins (1893-1963), originaire de Hastings, fut un chef d’orchestre de musique ‘sérieuse’, qui enregistra beaucoup de compositions d’Elgar, de Vaughan Williams, etc.; ses microsillons anciens des symphonies de Sibelius demeurent extrêmement prisés. Outre des symphonies, des concertos et des opéras, il composa des musiques de film et de la musique légère, dont Vanity Fair, doucement dansante, son chef-d’œuvre reconnu.

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

Anthony Collins (1893-1963), der in Hastings geboren und Dirigent ‘seriöser’ Musik, der Musik von Elgar, Vaughan Williams und anderen war, sind seine frühen ‘Langspiel’-Aufnahmen der Sinfonien von Sibelius auch heute noch sehr geschätzt. Neben den Sinfonien, Konzerten und Opern komponierte Collins auch Film- und Unterhaltungsmusik, von der das sanft tanzende Vanity Fair sein am meisten anerkanntes Meisterstück darstellt.

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

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