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Track(s) taken from CDA67067

Holiday for strings


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 14 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)

David Rose (1910–1990) was born in London but emigrated to the USA with his family at the age of four. He was educated at the Chicago Musical College and went on to compose scores for numerous films and television series. He also conducted for many long-playing albums and appeared as guest conductor with many orchestras. His best-known compositions include The Stripper (1961) and, above all, Holiday for Strings (1943), which has become one of the classics of the light orchestral repertory.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

David Rose (1910–1990) naquit à Londres mais émigra, avec sa famille, aux États-Unis, à l’âge de quatre ans. Passé des études au Chicago Musical College, il composa des partitions pour quantité de films et de séries télévisées. Il assura également la direction de nombreux albums microsillons et fut chef invité auprès de maints orchestres. Parmi ses compositions les plus connues, citons The Stripper (1961) et, surtout, Holiday for Strings (1943), devenu l’un des classiques du répertoire orchestral léger.

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

David Rose (1910–1990), wurde in London geboren, wanderte jedoch im Alter von vier Jahren mit seiner Familie nach Amerika aus. Er erhielt seine Ausbildung am Chicago Musical College und komponierte sodann Partituren für zahlreiche Filme und Fernsehserien. Er dirigierte auch bei vielen LP-Alben und trat als Gastdirigent zahlreicher Orchester auf. Zu seinen bekanntesten Kompositionen zählen The Stripper (1961) und vor allem Holiday for Strings (1943), das zu einem der Klassiker im Repertoire der leichten Orchestermusik geworden ist.

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

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