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Track(s) taken from CDA67067

The Carousel Waltz


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: 7 minutes 47 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)

Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) was another of the greatest composers of American popular song. New York-born, he enjoyed a remarkably long career that divides into two contrasted but equally successful periods. During the first period he composed delightful song-and-dance musicals with librettist Lorenz Hart. In the second, with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, he significantly extended the range of the American musical with works of unprecedented international success. One of the greatest of these was Carousel (1945), whose ground-breaking nature is demonstrated by its symphonic waltz which sets the scene for the show in place of the traditional medley overture. This recording uses the original orchestration by Don Walker (1907–1989).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) compta parmi les plus grands compositeurs de mélodies populaires américaines. Originaire de New York, il jouit d’une carrière remarquablement longue, scindée en deux périodes contrastées mais également heureuses. Après avoir composé de ravissantes comédies musicales, chantées et dansées, avec le librettiste Lorenz Hart, il étendit largement le registre de la comédie musicale américaine en concevant, avec le parolier Oscar Hammerstein II, des œuvres qui connurent un succès international sans précédent. Parmi les plus majeures figure Carousel (1945), dont la nature pionnière est attestée par la valse symphonique qui met en place le spectacle, supplantant la traditionnelle ouverture de pot-pourri. Cet enregistrement reprend l’orchestration originale de Don Walker (1907–1989).

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

Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) zählt zu den größten Komponisten des amerikanischen Schlagers. Der gebürtige New Yorker erfreute sich einer auffallend langen Karriere, die sich in zwei kontrastierende, jedoch gleichermaßen erfolgreiche Perioden unterteilen läßt. Während der ersten komponierte er mit dem Librettisten Lorenz Hart herrliche Sing- und Tanz-Musicals. In der zweiten erweiteterte er den Umfang des amerikanischen Musicals enorm und mit noch nie dagewesenem internationalen Erfolg. Einer der größten Hits war Carousel (1945). Wie bahnbrechend dieses Musical ist, zeigt der symphonische Walzer, der anstelle der herkömmlichen Medley-Ouvertüre der Show ihren Rahmen gibt. Für diese Aufnahme wird die Originalorchestrierung von Don Walker (1907–1989) verwendet.

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

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