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The Essential Collection: Mantovani


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, for orchestra ("Midsommarvaka"), Op. 19: [Excerpt]
    2. Candlelight (composed as Michael Trevor)
    3. You Stepped Out Of A Dream, song
    4. Blue Fantasy (composed as Tulio Trapani)
    5. Merry-go-round
    6. Stradavarius
    7. Gold und Silber-Walzer, for orchestra, Op. 79, NV 87
    8. Jamaican Rumba for 2 pianos or orchestra
    9. Diane, song
    10. Greensleeves, folk song
    11. Music box tango
    12. Ramona
    13. Moonlight Serenade
    14. Beautiful Dreamer, for voice & piano
    15. Luxemburg Polka, The
    16. Shadow Waltz
    17. Love, Here is my Heart
    18. Lovely Lady (for the film of the same name)
    19. Longing
    20. Moulin Rouge, film score: Where Is Your Heart?
    21. Gribouille (aka Heart of Paris), film score: [Excerpt]
    22. Take My Love
    23. Spring in Montmartre
    24. Song of Sorrento (composed as Pedro Manilla)
    25. Mexicali Rose
    26. It Happened In Monterey, for voice & orchestra
    27. Charmaine, song
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Warsaw Concerto for piano & orchestra (for the film "Dangerous Moonlight"/"Suicide Squadron")
    2. Serenata d'amore
    3. Dream of Olwen, for piano & orchestra, The (From the film "The Way to the Stars")
    4. Prodan nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1:100: Dance of the Comedians
    5. Giselle, ballet: Pas De Deux
    6. Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Dance Of The Hours - Finale, La
    7. Glass Mountain, film score: The Legend Of The Glass Mountain, The
    8. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43: [Excerpt]
    9. Cornish Rhapsody for piano & orchestra
    10. If I Loved You, song (from "Carousel")
    11. Wunderbar, song (from "Kiss Me Kate")
    12. I've Never Been in Love Before, song (from "Guys and Dolls")
    13. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, song (from "Pal Joey")
    14. I Talk to the Trees, song (from "Paint Your Wagon")
    15. Some Enchanted Evening, song (from "South Pacific")
    16. der schnen, blauen Donau, An (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314): [Excerpt]
    17. Frhlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)
    18. Rosen aus dem Sden (Roses from the South), waltz for orchestra, Op. 388 (RV 388)
    19. Tausend und eine Nacht (A Thousand and One Nights), waltz for orchestra, Op. 346 (RV 346)
    20. Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron), operetta (RV 511): Treasure Waltz
    21. Brass Buttons
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 889

  • Credits
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    The claim that a disc of Mantovani music is "essential" may elicit from some listeners a guffaw, a yelp, or a string of indignant curses, yet THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION may indeed prove desirable to fans of the godfather of easy listening. A conductor, composer, and musician, Mantovani was creating string-heavy arrangements of popular tunes as early as the 1920s, predating Lawrence Welk and Muzak by a good 30 years. THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION is a sampler of what the man does best, and offers up two discs' worth of sweet, lulling orchestral versions of standards, show tunes, film scores, classical pieces, and, at times, his own compositions. This well-compiled and -presented set provides all the easy listening one could ever want.

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