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Track(s) taken from CDA67148

Lady of Spain


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: 3 minutes 2 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)
Tolchard Evans (1901–1978) was a north Londoner who achieved celebrity between the Wars as a songwriter and dance-band leader. So successful was he at imitating the Spanish paso doble style in his song Lady of Spain (1931) that it was accepted with enthusiasm even in Spain itself. We hear it here in a concert arrangement by Ken Warner (1902–1988) from the original version by Fred Hartley (1905–1991).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Tolchard Evans (1901-1978), Londonien du nord, devint, dans l’entre-deux-guerres, un parolier et un chef d’orchestre de danse réputé. Sa chanson Lady of Spain (1931) imita si bien le style espagnol du paso doble que l’Espagne même l’adopta avec enthousiasme. Nous l’entendons ici dans un arrangement de concert de Ken Warner (1902-­1988), d’après la version originale de Fred Hartley (1905-1980).

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

Tolchard Evans (1901-1978) aus dem Norden Londons wurde zwischen den Weltkriegen als Liedkomponist und Leiter einer Tanzkapelle bekannt. So erfolgreich hat er in seinem Song Lady of Spain (1931) den spanischen Paso doble imitiert, daß das Stück sogar in Spanien mit Begeisterung aufgenommen wurde. Hier hören wir ein Konzertarrangement von Ken Warner (1902-1988) nach der Originalfassung von Fred Hartley (1905-1980).

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

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