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Track(s) taken from CDA66968

In the shadows


New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: October 1996
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 1997
Total duration: 5 minutes 54 seconds

Cover artwork: Boulter’s Lock, Sunday Afternoon, 1895 by Edward John Gregory (1850-1909)
Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside / Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight


'Should more than satisfy those who like a good tune! Many of the old favourites here will be forever associated with radio and television signature tunes … Nostalgia is the key to many of thse pieces, but a collection such as this reminds us that the thing which really binds this collection together is the quality of the music itself' (BBC Music Magazine)
Herman Finck (1872–1939) was born in London as Herman von de Vinck, the son of an immigrant Dutch musician. For over twenty years he conducted the orchestra at the Palace Theatre of Varieties, and he was musical director at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in the 1920s during the heyday of big musical successes such as Rose Marie and Show Boat. He composed a great deal of music for musical plays and revues, as well as short orchestral pieces. It was for a skipping-rope routine for the Palace Theatre’s troupe of John Tiller dancers that Finck composed the graceful little In the Shadows (1910), which went on to enjoy international success.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1997

Fils d’un musicien hollandais émigré, Herman Finck (1872-1939) naquit à Londres sous le nom de Herman von de Vinck. A la tête de l’orchestre du Palace Theatre of Varieties durant plus de vingt ans, il fut également directeur musical du Théâtre Royal, Drury Lane, dans les années 1920, âge d’or de grands succès musicaux tels Rose Marie et Show Boat. Outre de nombreuses musiques de comédies musicales ou de revues, il composa des brèves pièces orchestrales. Le charmant petit In the Shadows (1910), qui allait connaître un succès international, fut initialement écrit pour un numéro de corde à sauter de la troupe de danseurs de John Tiller, au Palace Theatre.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1997
Français: Hypérion

Herman Finck (1827-1939) alias ‘Herman von de Vinck’ wurde als Sohn eines immigrierten holländischen Musikers in London geboren. Über zwanzig Jahre lang war er Orchesterdirigent am Palace Theatre of Varieties und, in den 1920er Jahren – der goldenen Ära für solche großen musikalischen Erfolge wie Rose Marie und Show Boat –, musikalischer Leiter am Theatre Royal in der Drury Lane. Neben einer Vielzahl an Stücken für Musicals und Revues komponierte er auch kurze Orchesterwerke. Das reizende kleine Stück In the Shadows (1910), das sich später weltweiter Beliebtheit erfreute, war von Finck eigentlich für eine Seilspringübung der John Tiller-Theatertruppe am Palace Theatre komponiert worden.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner

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