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Track(s) taken from CDA67067

Nola 'A silhouette'


New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: February 1998
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: June 1998
Total duration: 3 minutes 29 seconds


'These lovely old tunes have a freshness and charm akin to the best light-hearted literature or illustration from the same period. A splendid successor to the previous volumes' (Gramophone)

'These guys can take on the Boston Pops any day!' (Classic FM)

'A lovely, irresistible record' (Birmingham Post)

'Une collection indispensable aux amateurs du genre! (Diapason, France)

'Hewitt’s Liszt interpretations are both refined and dramatic, very personal and technically flawless. For anyone keen on getting a new view of Liszt this is enriching listening.' (Pizzicato, Luxembourg)

While both Ethelbert Nevin and George Gershwin died before they were forty, Felix Arndt (1889–1918) failed even to reach the age of thirty. Like Holzmann he was a native New Yorker and a student of the Conservatory. He became staff pianist for various publishers and is reckoned to have made some three thousand piano rolls. Chief among his own compositions is the rhythmically invigorating novelty piece Nola (1915), which is named after his wife—a fellow composer who survived him by almost sixty years. Nola is played here in its original American orchestration by John S Zamecnik (1872–1953).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

Si Ethelbert Nevin et George Gershwin moururent avant quarante ans, Felix Arndt (1889–1918) n’atteignit même pas ses trente ans. New-Yorkais de naissance, il étudia au Conservatoire, comme Holzmann, et devint pianiste pour divers éditeurs—on lui reconnaît la réalisation de quelque trois mille rouleaux pour piano mécanique. Il baptisa sa composition la plus remarquable, la nouveauté Nola (1915), au rythme revigorant, du nom de son épouse—une compositrice qui lui survécut près de soixante ans. Nola est jouée ici dans son orchestration américaine originale, de John S. Zamecnik (1872–1953).

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Während weder Ethelbert Nevin noch George Gershwin ihren vierzigsten Geburtstag erlebten, erreichte Felix Arndt (1889–1918) nicht einmal das dreißigste Lebensjahr. Wie Holzmann war er gebürtiger New Yorker und studierte am dortigen Konservatorium. Er wurde festangestellter Musiker bei diversen Verlegern, und man schätzt, daß er circa dreitausend Klavierrollen produziert hat. An erster Stelle unter seinen eigenen Kompositionen steht das rhythmisch belebende „Novelty Piece“ Nola (1915). Es ist nach seiner ebenfalls als Komponistin tätigen Frau benannt, die ihn um beinahe sechzig Jahre überlebte. Nola wird hier in seiner ursprünglichen amerikanischen Orchestrierung von John S. Zamecnik (1872–1953) gespielt.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1998
Deutsch: Anke Vogelhuber

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