Recorded during the Summer of ’56 at Goldwyn Studio Stage 7, this record proves to all of the skeptics that classical music was alive, and doing quite well in the Hollywood of the 50s. Capitol combined Benjamin Britten’s witty guide to the orchestra’s instruments with Ernst von Dohnanyi’s sublime Variation’s On A Nursery Tune. Conductor Felix Slatkin and pianist Victor Aller (The “5th” member of the legendary Hollywood String Quartet) coax a level of inspiration from an orchestra culled from Hollywood’s best studio musicians that is unheard of in today’s recordings.
The Concert Arts Symphony Orchestra
Felix Slatkin, conductor
Victor Aller ( on the piano Dohnanyi)
Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra
Variations On A Nursery Tune