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« Reply #2460 on: July 18, 2021, 12:48:47 pm »

Brilliant! Are we possibly the best nation for producing so much quality "light music"? Vide Hyperion's marvelous series of discs...

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Yes.

This post from Albion prompted me to invest in a download of said Hyperion series:



Seventy-seven tracks of delightfulness! The only slight criticism I might have is that the Eric Coates marches are a played a tad below the tempi that Coates himself adopted and which were adhered to by the superb John Wilson in his recent compendium of Coates's works. This music takes me back to my childhood in that it's the stuff that emerged from my parents' wireless (and the horn on the gramphone) but it's not just nostalgia; this is really good music which is worthy of anyone's attention unless they are a complete snob who will only listen only to the output of Milton Babbitt (and others of that ilk). Opinionated? Moi?  :o

A great four-volume series. "Lighter" music is Ronald Corp's conducting strong-point (enforced by his excellent discs of John Foulds for Dutton) and the selected repertoire is outstanding. Hours of pleasure by true masters of the genre...fabulous!

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