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Vanity Fair


Anthony Collins (1893–1963), a native of Hastings, was a conductor of ‘serious’ music who recorded much music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and others, and whose early ‘long-playing’ recordings of Sibelius symphonies are still highly treasured. Besides symphonies, concertos and operas, Collins also composed film and light music, from which the gently dancing Vanity Fair is his acknowledged masterpiece.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

Anthony Collins (1893-1963), originaire de Hastings, fut un chef d’orchestre de musique ‘sérieuse’, qui enregistra beaucoup de compositions d’Elgar, de Vaughan Williams, etc.; ses microsillons anciens des symphonies de Sibelius demeurent extrêmement prisés. Outre des symphonies, des concertos et des opéras, il composa des musiques de film et de la musique légère, dont Vanity Fair, doucement dansante, son chef-d’œuvre reconnu.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1996
Français: Hypérion

Anthony Collins (1893-1963), der in Hastings geboren und Dirigent ‘seriöser’ Musik, der Musik von Elgar, Vaughan Williams und anderen war, sind seine frühen ‘Langspiel’-Aufnahmen der Sinfonien von Sibelius auch heute noch sehr geschätzt. Neben den Sinfonien, Konzerten und Opern komponierte Collins auch Film- und Unterhaltungsmusik, von der das sanft tanzende Vanity Fair sein am meisten anerkanntes Meisterstück darstellt.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt


British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1
CDA66868Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4


Track 3 on CDA66868 [3'53] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 3 on CDS44261/4 CD1 [3'53] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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