The Finck Album

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Catalogue No: DDV 62402
EAN/UPC: 602449356b3
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Release Date: May 2012
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Discs: 1

The English stage musical reached its zenith in the period from 1910 to around 1930, combining the genres of music hall and operetta to wonderful effect, before the Broadway musical style became the rage. Most of the composers of these fabulous shows have been long forgotten except by enthusiasts, but now their light and joyful tunes are being rediscovered. This disc follows ‘The Monckton Album‘ – one of our best sellers, and features orchestral and vocal works by Herman Finck, director of the Palace Theatre in London and one of England’s best loved composers and conductors in his day. Superb performances by Pirjo Levandi and Kelli Uustani (sopranos), Mart Sander (baritone) and the Orchestra of Bel Etage.

Medley of Tunes:

Track Listing

    Herman Finck:

  1. Cheero! (1:58)
  2. In the Shadows (4:06)
  3. Hullo, Girls! (2:43)
  4. My Waltz Queen (3:22)
  5. Jocoso (2:48)
  6. Dear Old Fighting Boys (3:11)
  7. Pirouette (2:54)
  8. Venetia (from Decameron Nights) (4:51)
  9. I. My Lady Dragonfly – ballet suite – Part 1 (2:29)
  10. II. My Lady Dragonfly – ballet suite – Part 2 (2:40)
  11. III. My Lady Dragonfly – ballet suite – Part 3 (1:57)
  12. IV. My Lady Dragonfly – ballet suite – Part 4 (2:14)
  13. V. My Lady Dragonfly – ballet suite – Part 5 (2:55)
  14. VI. My Lady Dragonfly – ballet suite – Part 6 (3:26)
  15. The K-Nuts Medley (3:16)
  16. Queen of the Flowers (5:04)
  17. Moonlight Dance (3:50)
  18. Decameron Nights – Orchestral Suite (13:46)

Reviews

BBC Music Magazine Brief Notes

Spirited Estonian performers, charming British theatre music: a delightful mix. Selections from Decameron Nights show Hermann Finck at his best. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

” —Geoff Brown
MusicWeb

As with the companion Monckton album the cast and orchestra provides crisp pleasure. We hear right from the opener that the small band is well attuned to the Light Music theatrical genre. You will enjoy this album of Herman Finck’s easygoing music. It certainly deserves to stand alongside the better known Monckton.

” —Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb

As with the companion Monckton album the cast and orchestra provides crisp pleasure. We hear right from the opener that the small band is well attuned to the Light Music theatrical genre. You will enjoy this album of Herman Finck’s easygoing music. It certainly deserves to stand alongside the better known Monckton.

” —John France
Fanfare

Finck’s music and the sounds of the voices are very pleasant indeed. The orchestral and vocal interpretations are true to that era [when the music was written].

” —Maria Nockin