Arlen: Over the Rainbow

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Diana Damrau: Forever

Diana Damrau: Forever

Unforgettable Songs from Vienna, Broadway & Hollywood


 

Ninth Gate: Vocalise

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Bernstein:

I Feel Pretty (from West Side Story)

Blake, H:

Walking in the air

Churchill:

Some Day my Prince Will Come

Fain:

All in the Golden Afternoon (for Disney's Alice in Wonderland)

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Kalman:

Höre ich Zigeunergeigen (from Gräfin Mariza)

Künneke, Eduard:

Strahlender Mond (from Der Vetter aus Dingsda)

Lehár:

Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss (from Giuditta)

Lippen schweigen (from Die Lustige Witwe)

Lloyd Webber, A:

Wishing you were somehow here again (from The Phantom of the Opera)

Loewe, F:

My Fair Lady: Wouldn't it be luverly?

sung in German as 'Wäre det nich wundaschen?'

I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)

Menken:

Part of Your World (from The Little Mermaid)

sung in German as 'Ein Mensch zu sein'

Rodgers, R:

I'm in love with a wonderful guy (from South Pacific)

Sherman Brothers:

Feed the birds (from Mary Poppins)

Sondheim:

Sweeney Todd: Green Finch and Linnet Bird

sung in German as 'Grünfink und Nachtigall'

Strauss, J, II:

Mein Herr Marquis (from Die Fledermaus)

Klänge der Heimat (from Die Fledermaus)

Taylor, B J:

Wuthering Heights: Vocalise


The soprano Diana Damrau stars in the operas of Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti and Strauss, but Forever is the ‘soundtrack of her life’ in the form of much-loved numbers from operetta, musicals and the movies – including Die Fledermaus, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera and The Little Mermaid. “This music shows a side of me that many people don’t know yet,” she says. “These tunes are great art, because they are associated with unforgettable moments in everyone’s lives.”

Diana Damrau – lauded by the New York Times for her “lustrous agile coloratura soprano voice and charisma galore”, and by Opera News for her “exuberant glamour and emotional authenticity” – has made her name in such demanding operatic roles as Mozart’s Queen of the Night, Strauss’ Zerbinetta, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Verdi’s Violetta. Now, with Forever, she turns to music from operetta, musicals and the movies – including Die Fledermaus, Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), South Pacific, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, The Wizard of Oz and three Disney classics: Snow White, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid.

“This music shows a side of me that many people don’t know yet,” says Diana Damrau. “Every life has its own soundtrack and these are numbers that have had an impact on my life – and no doubt on other people’s lives too. I have tried to gather together my own memories and the collective memories of my generation. I’m a child of my time ... and I’d also like to show the world that opera singers are not confined to one genre.”

At the beginning of her career, following her studies at the conservatory in Würzburg in northern Bavaria, Damrau joined the ensemble at the city’s Mainfrankentheater. “My first role as a contract singer at the theatre was Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. I must have sung the role more than 60 times, yet I never got tired of it. Eliza, the simple flower-girl can show any singer the importance of perfect phrasing, emphasis and the beauty of the text. My Fair Lady taught me the importance of recitative; of being able to sing loudly so that you can then sing softly, and of the way an aria must grow from the drama.

“This album might looks like ‘light music’,” she continues, “but I think that’s a meaningless expression. Of course the melodies are catchy and touch our feelings very directly – but for me, that’s great art. And it might make easy listening, but it’s not so easy to sing! Tunes from musicals, operettas and films need to sound light and exhilarating, or dreamy or intoxicating – and for that very reason they are very demanding vocally.”

Diana Damrau points that, when she was growing up, she enjoyed hearing major opera singers in operetta and popular music – for instance the sopranos Anneliese Rothenberger and Lucia Popp, the tenor René Kollo and the baritone Hermann Prey. “They understood that authenticity is of the essence in art – and that, I think, is the key to interpreting this kind of music: you have to take it 100% seriously. In today’s world, where we like to be ironic and deny our feelings, that is perhaps especially important.

“It’s a shame that operetta seems to have a bad reputation these days ... For me, operetta is a pure art that not only reaches our hearts, but also tells us about the errors and confusions of human life. What’s more, it provides a fine training in vocal expression ... All the arias and songs on this album form the basis on which I’ve expanded my repertoire. In recent decades singers have become more and more specialised, searching out the niches that seem to best suit our voices – but I worry that we might be losing sight of an essential aspect of music: its variety.”

The soprano points out that she has sung many of the numbers on Forever to her young sons Alexander and Colyn. “I’ve been able to tell that they like them too – that the music is timeless and not tied to any particular generation. These tunes are great art, because they are associated with unforgettable moments in everyone’s lives.”

“Lehár, Loewe, Kalman and Disney songs glide by, enhanced by Damrau's creamy tone and laser precision, though the orchestra's clamour grows wearing. Rolando Villazon's guest appearance is a distraction.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmass Issue 2013 ***

“The operetta selections are this singer's natural habitat and there's no denying the panache and brilliance of her performances. However, there's little variation in dynamic...despite some reservations, there is still much to admire in the enthusiasm and artistry of this talented and versatile singer.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2014

“Damrau is in glorious form throughout the programme and she has few superiors at the moment in lyrical roles...If the repertoire on this disc appeals to you - don’t hesitate. You won’t find much better singing anywhere today.” MusicWeb International, 12th March 2014

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Re-Joyce

Re-Joyce

The Best of Joyce DiDonato


Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Kansas City Orchestra, Michael Stern

Bellini:

Ascolta! Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio...La tremenda ultrice spada (from I Capuleti)

Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Kazuko Ono

Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme

Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Kazuko Ono

Giacomelli:

Sposa, son disprezzata (from Merope)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

Gluck:

Amour, viens rendre a mon ame (from Orphée et Eurydice)

Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Kazuko Ono

Handel:

Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù (from Serse)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

Crude furie degli orridi abissi (from Serse)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

Morirò (from Teseo)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

Io t'abbraccio (from Rodelinda)

with Patrizia Ciofi (soprano)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

Scherza, infida (from Ariodante)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

Vanne, sorelle ingrata (from Radamisto)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

Hercules: Where shall I fly?

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

Addio, mio caro bene (from Teseo)

with Patrizia Ciofi (soprano)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

Heggie:

Who will walk with me? (from Dead Man Walking)

with Frederica von Stade (mezzo)

Houston Grand Opera & Chorus, Patrick Summers

He will gather us around (from Dead Man Walking)

Houston Grand Opera & Chorus, Patrick Summers

Monteverdi:

Addio Roma! (from L'incoronazione di Poppea)

Le Concert d`Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

Mozart:

Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio (from La Clemenza di Tito)

Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Kazuko Ono

Aprite, presto aprite (from Le Nozze di Figaro)

(multi-tracked with herself)

Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Kazuko Ono

In quali eccessi ... Mi tradì quell'alma ingrate (from Don Giovanni)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Voi che sapete (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Kazuko Ono

Orlandini:

Col versar barbaro il sangue (from Berenice)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

Porta, G:

Madre diletta (from Ifigenia in aulide)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

Rodgers, R:

You'll never walk alone (from Carousel)

The John Wilson Orchestra, John Wilson

Rossini:

Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Edoardo Muller

L'ora fatal s'appressa ... Giusto ciel! (from L'Assedio di Corinto)

Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Edoardo Muller

Stabat Mater: Quis est homo

Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Antonio Pappano

Tanti affetti in tal momento (from La donna del lago)

Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Edoardo Muller

Nacqui all'affanno, al pianto...Non più mesta (from La Cenerentola)

Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Kazuko Ono

Strauss, R:

Sein wir wieder gut (from Ariadne auf Naxos)

Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Kazuko Ono

Vivaldi:

Non saria pena la mia (from Ercole sul Termodonte)

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi


Joyce DiDonato (mezzo)

Il complesso, Alan Curtis

“a very varied collection showing something of the singer’s current strengths as well as her vocal evolution as caught on record.” MusicWeb International, December 2013

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Intermezzo

Intermezzo

Works by Kreisler, de Falla, Brahms, Godowsky/Heifetz and more


Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor

Hungarian Dance No. 7

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Castelnuovo-Tedesco:

Sea Murmurs

Chaminade:

Sérénade espagnole, Op. 150

Dinicu:

Hora Staccato

Dvorak:

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

Falla:

Danse Espagnole (from La Vida Breve)

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Godowsky:

Old Vienna

Korngold:

Tanzlied des Pierrot from Die tote Stadt, Op. 12

Kreisler:

Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Massenet:

Meditation (from Thaïs)

Moszkowski:

Guitare, Op. 45. No. 2

Ponce, M:

Estrellita

Provost, H:

Intermezzo - Souvenir de Vienne

Rachmaninov:

How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7

Saint-Saëns:

Le carnaval des animaux: Le Cygne

Sarasate:

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

Schumann:

The Prophet Bird Op. 82 No. 7


Duo Intermezzo: Ralf Mathias Caspers (violin) & Tamaki Takeda-Caspers (piano)

From the kingdom of the castanets to the land behind the rainbow: in their second GENUIN CD, too, the Duo Intermezzo – Ralf Mathias Caspers, violin and Tamaki Takeda-Caspers, piano – present a colourful bouquet of musical flowers, a box of choice confectionery in sound. From Manuel de Falla to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, from Fritz Kreisler winking through a Far Eastern fan to Johannes Brahms in traditional Hungarian boots... alongside well-known showpieces, you will also make some new discoveries. An amusing and emotional tour around the world, on which there is a great deal to discover!

“This is a seriously good team and in Ralf Mathias Caspers we have a musician of probing stylistic gifts who has clearly gone to quite a bit of trouble properly to project these pieces with a full battery of salient expressive devices.” MusicWeb International, 25th March 2014

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Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration


Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

James Taylor (vocals)

Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams

Beethoven:

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Peter Serkin (piano)

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, David Zinman

Bernstein:

Dance Episodes (3) from ‘On The Town'

Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart

Copland:

Fanfare for the Common Man

Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart

Haydn:

Piano Concerto in D, Hob. III/11: Rondo all'Ongarese

Emanuel Ax (piano)

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Stefan Astbury

Kern:

Ol' Man River (from Showboat)

James Taylor (vocals & guitar)

Ravel:

La Valse

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Rodgers, R:

Shall we dance? (from The King and I)

James Taylor (vocals)

Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams

Sarasate:

Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Tchaikovsky:

Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)

arr. Ma

Yo-Yo Ma (cello & director)

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra


Located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world’s most beloved music festivals and serves as the summer home for the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

This 75th Anniversary Celebration concert includes performances by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, vocalist James Taylor, pianists Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin, as well as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus with John Oliver. The concert also features the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, under the direction of conductors Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons, John Williams and David Zinman.

PICTURE: 16:9, HD

SOUND: DVD: DTS 5.1, PCM STEREO

RUNNING TIME: TOTAL: 112 MINUTES

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Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“If this all sounds rather eclectic, well, yes it is – but it all hangs together beautifully as a celebration of the festival’s diversity and joie de vivre. The performance styles, too, come together in a strange harmony of contrasts: witness Taylor’s louche, unbuttoned understatement next to the classical poise of Ax...The camerawork captures the spirit of the evening beautifully.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 22nd July 2013

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Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration


includes:

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

James Taylor (vocals)

Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams

Beethoven:

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Peter Serkin (piano)

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, David Zinman

Bernstein:

Dance Episodes (3) from ‘On The Town'

Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart

Copland:

Fanfare for the Common Man

Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart

Kern:

Ol' Man River (from Showboat)

James Taylor (vocals/guitar)

Ravel:

La Valse

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Rodgers, R:

Shall we dance? (from The King and I)

James Taylor (vocals)

Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams

Sarasate:

Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Tchaikovsky:

Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)

arr. Ma

Yo-Yo Ma (solo cello/director)

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra


Located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world’s most beloved music festivals and serves as the summer home for the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

This 75th Anniversary Celebration concert includes performances by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, vocalist James Taylor, pianists Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin, as well as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus with John Oliver. The concert also features the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, under the direction of conductors Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons, John Williams and David Zinman.

PICTURE: 16:9, HD

BD: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM 2.0

RUNNING TIME: TOTAL: 112 MINUTES

AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

“If this all sounds rather eclectic, well, yes it is – but it all hangs together beautifully as a celebration of the festival’s diversity and joie de vivre. The performance styles, too, come together in a strange harmony of contrasts: witness Taylor’s louche, unbuttoned understatement next to the classical poise of Ax...The camerawork captures the spirit of the evening beautifully.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 22nd July 2013

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The World of the Oboe

The World of the Oboe

an introduction to the music, players and reeds


includes

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Bach, J S:

Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor, BWV1060: Allegro

Beethoven:

Gott! Welch Dunkel hier! (from Fidelio)

arr. Sedlak

Berio:

Sequenza VII for oboe

Boismortier:

Sonate en Trio Sol majeure: Moderement

Coste, N:

Consolazione, Romance, Op. 25

Delibes:

Lakmé: Dôme épais (Flower Duet)

Erdinç:

Dance of the Black Sea

Fauré:

Pièce

Harty:

Chansonette

MacMillan:

Intercession

Morricone, E:

Gabriel's Oboe

Ravel:

Prélude

Habanera

Saint-Saëns:

Le carnaval des animaux: Le Cygne

Schumann, Clara:

Romances (3), Op. 22: No. 2


Marios Argiros, Mark Baigent, George Caird, David Cowley, Nicholas Daniel, Elaine Douvas, Paul Goodey, Léon Goossens, Deirdre Lind, Janey Miller, Jessica Mogridge, Uchenna Ngwe, Emily Pailthorpe, Jeremy Polmear, Christopher Redgate, Catherine Smith, Althea Talbot-Howard, Han de Vries,Julian West, Julia White (oboe)

Is it possible to represent faithfully the rich world of the oboe and oboe playing?

This double CD offers this and more, with 33 tracks of music from composers such as Mozart, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Britten. Twenty oboists are featured,

including Elaine Douvas and Nicholas Daniel. The first CD is designed to be enjoyed as either foreground or background music, with instantly recognisable tunes, or music with a persuasive atmosphere, or both. The second covers an enormous range, from Beethoven's Fidelio to Berio's Sequenza VII.

“Bravo to the circular breather extraordinaire, Christopher Redgate, as he negotiates the tour de force that is Padsculli’s Le Api; you fear for the oboist’s health in this one...A pleasurable gift for the enquiring or potentially enquiring oboe lover.” MusicWeb International, 16th October 2013

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Romain Leleu: On the Road / Sur la Route

Romain Leleu: On the Road / Sur la Route


 

Fantasia on Norma

Arban / Bellini

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Bartók:

Popular Romanian Dances

Chaplin, C:

Smile from 'Modern Times'

Falla:

Suite de el Amor Brujo

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

Legrand:

Without you (Cléo de 5 à 7)

Piazzólla:

Oblivion

Libertango

Contrastes

Poulenc:

Waltz (The Paths of Love)

Rota:

La Strada

Tchaikovsky:

Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)


Romain Leleu (trumpet, bugle, cornet)

Ensemble Convergences

A genuine trumpet phenomena, Romain Leleu has quickly gained an enviable profile courtesy of his infallible technique, enthusiam and his natural musicality, which have already won him a Victoire de la Musique.

He is back, on a third disc for Aparté, with his playmates the Ensemble Convergences for this very personal album of classic standards and crossover, specially orchestrated for string quintet and trumpet. Fun, cheesey even and in excellent arrangements.

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Ferry Tales

Ferry Tales


Amdahl:

Grindstone Waltz

arr. Skomsvoll

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

arr. Skomsvoll

Baadsvik, Ø:

It’ll Be All Right

Dancing on a Blue Ribbon

Tango

It’ll Be All Right II

arr. Skomsvoll

Bjørnstad:

Summer Night by the Fjord, fantasy on a theme by Ketil Bjørnstad

arr. Skomsvoll

Skomsvoll:

Prince Igor – Fantasy on a Theme by A. Borodin

A Simple Melody

Hymn in G minor

Without Words

The Song

Thomsen, K V:

Picking Velvet Grass

arr. Skomsvoll


Øystein Baadsvik (tuba) & Erlend Skomsvoll (piano)

The Trondheim Soloists

'Ferry Tales' is a disc which combines original compositions with imaginative and unexpected arrangements of classics such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Alexander Borodin's Prince Igor. Baadsvik's tuba and Skomsvoll's piano are joined by the Trondheim Soloists, the acclaimed string ensemble.

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Harold Arlen: Hooray for Love

Harold Arlen: Hooray for Love


includes:

Arlen:

A sleepin' bee

Stormy Weather

American Minuet

One for my baby

Hooray for Love

Happiness is a thing called Joe

Rhythmic Moments

Come rain or come shine

Star Spangled Rhythm: That Old Black Magic

Over the Rainbow

Blues in the Night

Last Night When We Were Young

I've got the World on a String

Here's What I'm Here For

Someone at Last

The Man That Got Away

A Star is Born: It's a New World

Get happy


Richard Glazier (piano)

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A First A-Z of Light Music

A First A-Z of Light Music


Alexander, J:

Yellow

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Armandola:

Rose-Beetle Goes A-Wooing

Brain:

Xarafes

Brainin:

It Wouldn't Be Love

Burke, Joe:

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Chaminade:

Zingara

arr. Arthur Wilkinson

Coates, E:

High Flight

Cochrane, J:

Flowing Stream

Coles, J:

Sunshine Express

Croudson:

Jump For Joy

Duke, V:

Ziegfeld Follies: What Is There To Say?

Ellis, V:

Alpine Pastures

Evans, Tolchard:

Unless

Ewing, M:

Moonlight on the Ganges

Fletcher, P:

Vanity Fair: Overture

Forrest:

Baubles, Bangles and Beads (from Kismet)

Green, P:

The Kiss

Jary:

Durch dich wird diese Welt ist Schön

Kuhn, JF:

Noche Amour

Mooney:

Leo

Palmer, K:

Going Concern

Rodgers, R:

Quiet Night

Rose, D:

The Christmas Tree

Silvestri, Alfredo:

Parole e Musica

Trotter:

Escape To Monaco


If anyone ever thought that the term ‘Light Music’ described a small corner of the music scene appealing only to minority interests, then maybe the wide variety of styles on offer in this collection will raise some serious doubts. No two people would probably ever agree on the exact boundaries of the genre, which is in itself an indication of how far it stretches across other musical styles. So within the 79 minutes of music on this CD you will find works originally created for light orchestras in the concert hall rubbing shoulders with popular melodies from other fields, given a fresh appeal in the hands of talented arrangers and conductors. When ‘A to Z’ was chosen as the idea behind this collection, there were initial doubts that suitable titles could be discovered for all the letters of the English alphabet. It was a close run thing (‘X’ was obviously going to be a problem!) but hopefully listeners will enjoy the result of our endeavours, starting with Alpine Pastures and ending with Zingara, meeting top conductors such as Sidney Torch, David Rose, Robert Farnon and George Melachrino along the way.

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