Album with a compilation of 14 songs selected from the recordings of the last 7 albums released between 1969 and 1973 by the pianist, arranger, composer and British director Ronald F. Ronnie Aldrich (1916-1993), accompanied here by the 'London Festival Orchestra'. The repertoire, recorded with the sound, thoroughness and balance of instrumental arrangements by Aldrich, integrates themes of the most famous internationally in those years. It is a good session of easy listening music by the virtuous pianist Ronnie Aldrich.
2002 compilation from the classically trained easy listening star features 20 tracks. Highlights include, 'Feelings', 'My Cherie Amour', & 'Windmills of Your Mind' (from 'Thomas Crown Affair').
This two-fer from Dutton Vocalion features a pair of out of print Ronnie Aldrich LPs: The World of Burt Bacharach and Webb Country, originally issued in 1972 and 1977, respectively. These 21 tracks are dominated by Muzak versions of popular songs of the era written by Bacharach and Hal David and include "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "This Guy's in Love with You." The remaining tunes are from the songbook of Jimmy Webb and include "MacArthur Park," "Wichita Lineman," and "Up, Up and Away." This is an enjoyably relaxing reissue from Aldrich's deleted catalog on London Records.
One of the composer's most beguiling scores, 'La Favorite' is Donizetti's La favorita in its original French form - a tale of love and war that represents a glorious mix of Italian bel canto and 19th century grand opera. Today's scholarly interest in Donizetti's output has helped bring La Favorite back into circulation, and Vincent Boussard's arresting Toulouse production does full justice to its renewed masterpiece status, accentuating the work's intimacy through economical sets and Christian Lacroix's striking costumes, thus drawing attention to the opera's three main characters.
Album released in Spain and performed by the pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Ronnie Aldrich with the London Festival Orchestra. The musical arrangements, creation of Aldrich, care differential exquisitely balanced sonority, without giving predominance to any of the various instruments, excepting the piano with two voices (two pianos).