Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer


Victorian and Edwardian Light MusicLIONEL MONCKTON

SONGS FROM THE SHOWS

Catherine Bott
Richard Suart

New London Light Opera Chorus

New London Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

Total duration: 76′ 47″

‘Both Bott and Suart demonstrate a natural aptitude for the material.  Ronald Corp conducts the New London Orchestra and Light Opera Chorus with obvious affection.  Listening to this CD made me feel ridiculously happy.’

Gramophone

‘Lionel Monckton is almost forgotten now, but what a melodist he was …  I guarantee you will be humming some of these tunes all day.  Hyperion deserves a medal for cheering us up with this release.’

Sunday Telegraph

‘This delightful compilation of songs from Lionel Monckton’s shows is irresistible.’

Birmingham Post

HYPERION CDA67654

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Victorian and Edwardian Light Music 1SIDNEY JONES

THE GEISHA – A STORY OF A TEA HOUSE

Lilian Watson
Christopher Maltman
Sarah Walker
Richard Suart

New London Light Opera Chorus

New London Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

Total duration: 76′ 51″

‘The recording that has given me the most joy during the year.  A work I have waited fully 40 years to find on LP or CD.’

Gramophone

‘This is an enterprising “first”.  I long to hear more of them and if this CD has the success it deserves, let us hope it may be the beginning of a series’.

Gramophone

‘Its tunes are charming and its orchestral colour delightful.  It’s a hugely entertaining discovery.’

Classic FM Magazine

HELIOS (HYPERION) CDH55245

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Victorian and Edwardian Light Music 2HAROLD FRASER-SIMSON

THE MAID OF THE MOUNTAINS –
A MUSICAL PLAY IN THREE ACTS

Janis Kelly
Christopher Maltman
Sally Burgess
Richard Suart
Donald Maxwell
Michael George

New London Light Opera Chorus

New London Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

Total duration: 78′ 56″

‘Encouraged by the success of The Geisha, The Maid of The Mountains – the smash hit of 1917 – has been recorded.  A more romantic tale than The Geisha, it has probably even more hit numbers, the most famous of which are “A bachelor gay”, “Love will find a way”, “Husbands and wives” and “A paradise for two”.  There are also humerous interludes from Richard Suart.  All in all well, over an hour’s tuneful and good-natured entertainment with a strong cast directed by the master of English light music, Ronald Corp.’

GRAMOPHONE CRITICS’ CHOICE

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE PICK OF THE MONTH

HELIOS (HYPERION) CDH55246

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