Prelude & Deodato 2
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During his long career, Frank Chacksfield was one of Decca's most prolific and successful recording artists, turning out album after album of quality light orchestral music in various styles. Here Frank and his orchestra turn their attention towards music from contrasting worlds. 1961's My Gypsy Love features music with a romantic, Gypsy flavour, beautifully interpreted and performed by Chacksfield's orchestra, with tunes including Tzigane, Gypsy Moon, At the Balalaika, Czardas, Golden Earrings and others. The second album in this release focuses on some of the most enchanting melodies from some of the most enduring operas. Composers including Puccini, Verdi and Mascagni are represented, and Chacksfield's gorgeous orchestral arrangements are suitably Italianate while doing full justice to the work of these geniuses. Arias treated to the Chacksfield orchestral touch include Nessun Dorma, La Donna Mobile and Your Tiny Hand is Frozen.
My Gypsy Love
ORIGINAL LP SCL 1060 (1961) STEREO
Gypsy Moon (Borganoff; Eyton)
Tzigane (Neibher; Dumont)
Play Gypsies, Dance Gypsies (Klmn) from Countess Maritza'
Waltz of the Gypsies (Kennedy; Carr)
The Gypsy (Reid; Lanjean)
Golden Earrings (Young; Livingston; Evans)
Play to Me, Gypsy (Vacek)
At the Balalaika (Posford)
Gypsy Love (Coslow; Misraki)
Dark Eyes (Trad arr Rogers)
Love Themes from Great Operas (Highlights)
ORIGINAL LP SCL 1049 (1960) STEREO
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana' (Mascagni)
Nessun Dorma from Turandot' (Puccini)
Oh! My Beloved Father from Gianni Schicchi' (Puccini)
La Donna Mobile from Rigoletto' (Verdi)
Your Tiny Hand is Frozen from La Bohme' (Puccini)
Caro Nome from Rigoletto' (Verdi)
E Lucevan Le Stelle from Tosca' (Puccini)
Musetta's Waltz Song from La Bohme' (Puccini)
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