Caterina Valente Werner Muller - Classics With A Chaser -1960 Pop Classical Stereo LP

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Caterina Valente - Werner Muller and his Orchestra - Classics With A Chaser

Label: RCA – LSP-2119
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Living Stereo
Country: Canada
Werner Muller and his orchestra
Record: VG++
Cover: VG+ VG++
Released: 1960
Genre: Pop, Classical


A1 Werner Muller - Theme From Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23

A2 Caterina Valente - Tonight We Love

A3 Werner Muller - Debussy - Reverie

A4 Caterina Valente - My Reverie


A5 Werner Muller - Theme From Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18

A6 Caterina Valente - Full Moon Empty Arms

B1 Werner Muller and his Orchestra - C- Chopin - Polonaise No. 6 In A-Flat, Op. 53

B2 Caterina Valente - Till The End Of Time


B3 Werner Muller and his Orchestra - Borodin - Theme From Polovetzian Dances

B4 Caterina Valente - Stranger In Paradise


B5 Werner Muller and his Orchestra - Tchaikovsky's Melody, No. 3, Op. 42
Composed By – Tchaikovsky

B6 Caterina Valente - The Things I Love



Conductor – Werner Müller
Illustration [Back Cover] – Edward Sorel
Illustration [Front Cover] – Len Goldberg

If this album may be considered a trifle controversial, at least it presents both sides of the controversy. It might have borne a pair of subtitles: Classics for People Who Don t Like Pop Music or Pop Music for People Who Don t Like Classics. You get two points of view for the price of one album and we daresay you will relish both.

The rash of setting Tin-Pan-Alley-type words to the melodies of the great classical composers began, for our present purposes, with the Pop arrangement of the opening theme of Tchaikovsky s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor. Retitled Tonight We Love, it was turned into a million-and-more selling recording by Freddy Martin in the early Forties.

The odd-numbered bands on both sides are devoted to Mr. Müller s tasteful orchestrations which hew close to the composers intentions, with a few contemporary touches added. On the even-numbered bands Miss Valente sings the Pop versions in her own winning way.

A lovely, charming reissue of a 1959 `concept' album. Originally issued by RCA in the United States, the concept is simple - Werner Muller and his orchestra plays a classic, then Caterina sings a lighter `pop' version of the piece. The whole affair is delightful and refreshing and will certainly lift your spirits.

Caterina Valente - Full Moon and Empty Arms

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Caterina Valente - Tonight We Love

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Format LP
Label RCA