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British Light Music Classics, Vol.2
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Suffice it to say that here there are 20 pieces which are completely representative of the times (first half of the 20th century) and which are played in a completely authentic manner. Ronald Corp is a sympathetic conductor and the music is well played in that way by the excellent orchestra. The pieces make for a well-balanced complete program and can be played from start to finish completely enjoyable without finding the sequence of so many short items wearing in any way. What becomes apparent is the obvious compositional skills of the various composers in the idiom.
Hyperion can usually be relied upon to produce good recordings of full range and realistic balance and that is what we have here. For those interested in the program this should give plenty of satisfaction. There is now a box set of the whole series to consider as well. Enthusiasts may also be interested in the American and European light music discs in this series.
of all tracks. My three favourite tracks out of this compilation are Barwick Green- theme tune for Radio 4's The Archers, March- theme tune for the 60's BBC tv series Dr. Finlay's Casebook, and The Grasshopper's Dance. I first bought British Light Music Classics(Volume 1) back in 1996, when I used to shop regularly at my local HMV store in my home town of Manchester. Again, I was more than pleased with that cd also. Well worth the 5 star rating! Enjoy!!
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Nice selection of music that took me back to my childhood, hearing my mother singing.Published 19 months ago by Another Jimpy
Lovely selection of music, well recorded and well played. A delightful and relaxing hour.Published 23 months ago by Alan Clark "Victim"
the piece called "sailing By" is the most important 1 for me & it sounded completely different to the Radio 4 version played at 012. Read morePublished on 21 Nov. 2013 by Margaret Harrop