Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer


American Music – Light Music Classics,
Virgil Thomas, Elinor Remick Warren

American MusicAMERICAN LIGHT MUSIC CLASSICS

New London Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

GRAMOPHONE CRITICS’ CHOICE

‘These lovely old tunes have a freshness and charm akin to the best light-hearted literature or illustration from the same period.  A splendid successor to the previous volumes.’

Gramophone

‘Easy listening, yes, but produced with formidable skill.  Ronald Corp and the New London Orchestra play the whole sequence with verve and dedication.’

Patrick O’Connor

Full tracklist:

1     The Washington Post,  Sousa
2     Whistling Rufus,  Kerry Mills & Frederick Allen Mills
3     American Symphonette No. 3 – ‘Pavane’,  Morton Gould
4     Nola: A Silhouette,  Felix Arndt
5     The Whistler and his Dog,  Arthur Pryor
6     Belle of the Ball,  Leroy Anderson
7     The Arkansas Traveller – ‘Old Fiddlers’ Breakdown’,  Trad.
8     The Teddy Bears’ Picnic,  John W. Bratton
9     Woodland Sketches Op. 51 – No. 1: ‘To a Wild Rose’,  Edward MacDowell
10   Blaze Away!,  Abe Holzmann
11   Chanson ‘In Love’,  Rudolf Friml
12   The Toy Trumpet,  Raymond Scott & Harry Warnow
13   Promenade,  Gershwin
14   Plink, plank, plunk!,  Leroy Anderson
15   Babes in Toyland – ‘The March of the Toys’,  Victor Herbert, arr. Otto Langey
16   Holiday for Strings,  David Rose
17   Water Scenes Op. 13 – No. 4: ‘Narcissus’,  Ethelbert Nevin
Symphony No. 5½ ‘A Symphony of Fun’,  Don Gillis
18   I Perpetual Emotion
19   II Spiritual?
20   III Scherzofrenia
21   IV Conclusion!
22   ‘The Carousel Waltz’,  Richard Rodgers

HYPERION CDA67067
Released: June, 1998
Total duration: 73′ 28″

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American Music 1VIRGIL THOMSON

Louisiana Story – Suite
Louisiana Story – Acadian Songs and Dances
The Plow that Broke the Plains – Suite
Power Among Men – Fugues and Cantilenas

New London Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

Total duration:  67′ 46″

HELIOS (HYPERION) CDH55169

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‘Not to be missed.’

Classic CD

‘Hyperion’s recording is faultless…  If your interest is in American music or in film scores, this is indispensable.’
American Record Guide

American Music 2The Legend of King Arthur
The Crystal Lake
The Fountain
Along the Western Shore
Symphony in One Movement
Suite for Orchestra

 

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates, conductor
Roderick Williams, baritone

DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7235

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‘Don’t miss this delightful collection of colourful and tuneful complete orchestral music by the American west coast composer Elinor Remick Warren.  Warren, whose life spanned the twentieth century, lived from 1900 to 1991 and was known as a leading accompanist as well as a composer.  The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp revel in this colourful music.  It includes two programmatic orchestral suites evocative of the West and the High Sierras, the Ravellian Symphony in One Movement…’

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