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Track(s) taken from CDA67067

The Toy Trumpet


Mark Calder (trumpet), 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 13 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)

‘Raymond Scott’ was the nom d’artiste of Harry Warnow (1908–1994), a native of New York. Educated at the Juilliard School of Music, he pursued a career as dance-band pianist and musical director for Hollywood films and for CBS in New York. He achieved fame during the late 1930s with an experimental dance quintet for which he composed light novelty pieces of which the best known is The Toy Trumpet (1937). It is heard here in an orchestral version by Philip Lane (b1950).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

«Raymond Scott» fut le nom d’artiste d’un autre New-Yorkais, Harry Warnow (1908–1994). Ses études à la Juilliard School of Music achevées, il poursuivit une carrière de pianiste d’orchestre de danse et de directeur musical pour les films d’Hollywood et pour CBS, à New York. Il devint célèbre, à la fin des années 1930, avec un quintette de danse expérimental pour lequel il composa des nouveautés légères, dont la plus célèbre, The Toy Trumpet (1937), est entendue ici dans une version orchestrale de Philip Lane (né en 1950).

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

„Raymond Scott“ war der Künstlername von Harry Warnow (1908–1994), einem weiteren gebürtigen New Yorker. Er wurde an der Juilliard School of Music ausgebildet und ging einer Karriere als Tanzkapellenpianist und musikalischer Leiter für Hollywoodfilme und für CBS in New York nach. In den späten 30er Jahren kam er mit einem experimentellen Tanzquintett zu Ruhm, für das er leichte „Novelty Pieces“ komponierte. Das bekannteste ist The Toy Trumpet (1937). Es ist hier in einer Orchesterversion von Philip Lane (geb. 1950) zu hören.

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

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