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Begin the Beguine

1935; SIGCD341: orchestrated by Jonathan Rathbone
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Composed by Porter during a Pacific cruise on Cunard’s Franconia, this song featured in the musical Jubilee (1935). The Beguine was a popular 1930s dance in bolero rhythm, similar to a slow rumba, which originated in the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

from notes by Signum Classics © 2013

Diesen Song komponierte Porter während einer Pazifik-Kreuzfahrt auf der Franconia der Reederei Cunard. Der Song erschien im Musical Jubilee (1935). Der Beguine war in den 1930ern ein beliebter Gesellschaftstanz, der dem Bolero-Rythmus folgt und der langsamem Rumba ähnelt. Seinen Ursprung hat der Tanz auf den Karibischen Inseln Guadeloupe und Martinique.

aus dem Begleittext von Signum Classics © 2013


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