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Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Lynn Harrell, Kingsway Symphony Orchestra - Herbert: Cello Concertos; Operetta Spectacular (CD DOUBLE (SLIMLINE CASE))

Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Lynn Harrell, Kingsway Symphony Orchestra - Herbert: Cello Concertos; Operetta Spectacular (CD DOUBLE (SLIMLINE CASE))
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Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Lynn Harrell, Kingsway Symphony Orchestra - Herbert: Cello Concertos; Operetta Spectacular (CD DOUBLE (SLIMLINE CASE))

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Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Lynn Harrell, Kingsway Symphony Orchestra - Herbert: Cello Concertos; Operetta Spectacular (CD DOUBLE (SLIMLINE CASE))

Favourite arias and romantic concertos by a pioneer of American operetta.

Born in Dublin, Victor Herbert began his career as a cellist in Germany, playing for Eduard Strauss, for Brahms and Liszt, and emigrated to the US as principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera. It was in that capacity that he composed the second of two concertos, written for himself to play, which give him a tenuous foothold on the classical repertoire. They were first recorded as a pair by Lynn Harrell on this Decca album in1986. 'Herbert was a virtuoso cellist,' says Harrell, 'and it shows in the music; he wrote so beautifully for the cello.' The fillers were character piecesasthey are charming, originally for cello and piano, newly transcribed for the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

Established in New York, Herbert developed his orchestral and vocal writing and became an early recording artist. He even founded and directed the principal American organisation protecting musical copyright, which led to a notorious occasion when, having been presented witha restaurant bill, Herbert gave them a bill back for the unauthorised use of his music all evening. The restaurant refused to pay; he sued, and won.

By then Herbert was a composer for Broadway, with hits such as Babes in Toyland(1894) and The Red Mill(1906) to his name. Naughty Marietta(1910) and Sweethearts(1913) followed in time. All these and more are featured on a 1975 Decca Phase 4 album recorded by Salvatore 'Tutti' Camarataand 'his' orchestra. For an encore, Kiri TeKanawasings the big number from Herbert's 1911 show The Enchantress.

Tracklistings:

VICTOR HERBERT (1859–1924)

CD 1

1–3 Cello Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 8

4–6 Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 30

7 Yesterthoughts

8 Pensée amoureuse

9 Punchinello

10 Ghazel

11 The Mountain Brook

Lynn Harrell, cello

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Neville Marriner

4 The Red Mill: Every Day is Ladies' Day

5 Naughty Marietta: Tramp, Tramp, Tramp / MlleModiste: I Want What I Want When I Want It

6 Naughty Marietta: Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life

7 Babes in Toyland: Overture

8 Sweethearts: Sweethearts / The Only Girl: When You're Away

9 The Red Mill: Moonbeams

10 Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys

11 Babes in Toyland: Finale

Kingsway Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Camarata

12 The Enchantress: Art is Calling for Me

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Release Date 8 Mar 2019
Brand N/A
Artist Sir Neville Marriner, Harrell
Title Herbert: Cello Concertos; Operetta Spectacular
Format CD DOUBLE (SLIMLINE CASE)
Packaging -
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