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  1. London Fields, suite for orchestra
  2. Characteristic Waltzes (4) for orchestra, Op 22: 3. Valse de la reine
  3. Three-Fours, valse suite for piano, Op 71: 2. Andante
  4. Three-Fours, valse suite for piano, Op 71: 5. Andante molto
  5. Russian Scenes
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  1. London Fields, suite for orchestra
  2. Characteristic Waltzes (4) for orchestra, Op 22: 3. Valse de la reine
  3. Three-Fours, valse suite for piano, Op 71: 2. Andante
  4. Three-Fours, valse suite for piano, Op 71: 5. Andante molto
  5. Russian Scenes
  6. Fancy Dress, dance suite for orchestra, Op 82
  7. En Voyage, suite for full orchestra
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Taken one piece at a time, the five works on this disc entitled Box of Delights, a collection of British light music, are utterly charming. More than one at a time, however, and the listener is likely to get the aural equivalent of a toothache. With the masterful but slightly sentimental conducting of Barry Wordsworth and the polished though nostalgic playing of the London Philharmonic in three of the five and ebullient conducting of Simon Joly and the slightly garish Royal Philharmonic in the other two, this disc is ...

Box of Delights: British Light Music Gems 2007, Lyrita

UPC: 5020926021427

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