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The years immediately before the First World War were especially rich in British waltzes. The appropriately named slow waltz Dreaming (1911) is by Archibald Joyce (1873–1963), a Londoner who conducted a popular society dance band and became known as the ‘British Waltz King’. Several of his waltzes achieved international success, this being the best known.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

Les années qui précédèrent la Première Guerre mondiale furent particulièrement riches en valses britanniques. Dreaming (1911), une valse lente bien nommée, est signée Archibald Joyce (1873-1963), un londonien qui dirigea un populaire orchestre de bal et devint connu comme le ‘roi de la valse britannique’. Plusieurs de ses valses remportèrent un succès international, avec une mention spéciale pour Dreaming, la plus célèbre.

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

Die Jahre unmittelbar vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg brachten besonders viele britische Walzer hervor. Der langsame Walzer mit dem treffenden Namen Dreaming (Träumen) aus dem Jahr 1911 stammt von Archibald Joyce (1873-1963), einem Londoner, der ein beliebtes Gesellschaftstanzorchester leitete und als ‘British Waltz King’ (Britischer Walzerkönig) Ruhm erreichte. Zahlreiche seiner Walzer, von denen dieser der berühmteste ist, hatten auch internationalen Erfolg.

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 14 on CDA66868 [6'04] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 14 on CDS44261/4 CD1 [6'04] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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