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Stolz
A Selection of 18 Pieces
Robert Stolz Orchestra
Robert Stolz

No recording information annotated save for a production date of 1972
CD No: DG ELOQUENCE 461 049-2
Duration: 43 minutes
Reviewed: March 2007
Robert Stolz (1880-1975) here has the monopoly – he’s the composer and he’s conducting his orchestra. These 18 pieces are a long way from his Viennese roots and more to his film-music career. Attractive – if stylised and commercial-sounding – light music, the high, wide and handsome recording is wearing but adds to the glamour that seems to inform what Stolz was about.

 

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