Blue Tango: Very Best of Leroy Anderson | Alto ALC1324

Blue Tango: Very Best of Leroy Anderson


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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC1324

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 2nd September 2016



“Leroy Anderson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  He was described by John Williams as ‘one of the great American masters of light orchestral music’.  Sleigh Ride is quoted as ‘performed & recorded by a wider range of musical artists than any other piece in the history of western music’; Blue Tango also reached No.1 in Billboard and was the first purely orchestral piece to sell a million.” - Iain Sutherland

First issue, 1983/88 audiophile recordings


Throughout this highly enjoyable CD, the performances are just as they should be- this colourful and attractive music benefitting hugely from the quality this gifted conductor brings to it. Iain Sutherland's Concert Orchestra is made up of excellent players and of full orchestral strength. The recordings are excellently balanced. But, the main attraction is the music itself- a piece such as "Serenata" is manifestly inspired; once heard, this wonderful music becomes quite unforgettable. Highly recommended.  Robert Mathew-Walker
Musical Opinion

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