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Track(s) taken from CDA67148

Miss Melanie


New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: August 1999
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Tony Faulkner & Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 2 minutes 25 seconds

Cover artwork: The Haymarket Theatre, London by George Hyde Pownall (1876-1932)
Courtesy of Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey / Fine Art Photographic Library, London


'Ronald Corp and the New London Orchestra play with their familiar accomplishment and affection and, if anything, an even surer grasp of pace than before. The CD is gratifyingly full and excellently recorded. More, please!' (Gramophone)

'Throughout, Corp … has one great asset – charm, and I defy you not to sit listening to these appealing morceaux without a permanent grin on your face' (International Record Review)

'Corp’s performances are sumptuous' (The Sunday Times)

'An artfully cherry-picked selection played with affection and zest, which will leave you with a warm glow – and perhaps a feeling of regret that no one writes music like this any more' (Classic FM Magazine)

'If you've a soft spot for this kind of repertoire you'll love it' (BBC CD Review)
Among the outstanding post-World War II exponents of British light music was Ronald Binge (1910–1979). Born in Derby, he created the ‘cascading strings’ sound for Mantovani before revealing his compositional and orchestral inventiveness in a range of fine compositions. Here we sample the delicate charms of the fun-loving Miss Melanie (1956).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Ronald Binge (1910-1979), l’un des plus remarquables apôtres de la musique légère britannique de l’après-Seconde Guerre mondiale, naquit à Derby. Après avoir créé la sonorité de ‘cordes cascadantes’ pour Mantovani, il révéla ensuite son inventivité compositionnelle et orchestrale dans tout un éventail de belles pièces. Nous goûtons ici aux charmes délicats de sa joviale Miss Melanie (1956).

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 2000
Français: Hypérion

Einer der herausragenden Vertreter britischer leichter Musik nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg war Ronald Binge (1910-1979) aus Derby. Er kreierte für Mantovani dessen wogenden Streicherklang, ehe er mit einer Reihe gelungener Werke aus eigener Feder seinen kompositorischen und orchestralen Einfallsreichtum bewies. Hier können wir die Anmut der lebenslustigen Miss Melanie (1956) bewundern.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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