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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where's The Melody - Morton Gould

Ravel: Pavan for a Dead Princess
Where's The Melody
Morton Gould and His Orchestra
RCA Victor LM-2224

From the back cover: There is nothing abstruse about the titular question and nothing sophisticated about the answer. This is an album of melody. Melody is a constant on both sides of the disc. What you are playing is a melodic session made up of individual melodies that come to you in their original orchestrations. You may wish to be a bit more precise about it all and say that there is a pervading melodiousness; but, as one friend might remark to another, this is a melody operation. – Robert A. Simon

Grieg: Nocturne
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor: First Movement: Allegro moderato
Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile
Chabrier: Espana-Rapsodie
Ravel: Pavan for a Dead Princess
Borodin: Polobetzian Dances from Prince Igor

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