Retro Party: Swing Dance from the Golden Twenties Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra & Volker Hartung

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  • 1Broadway Melody (From "Broadway Melody of 1936")01:42
  • 2You Are My Lucky Star (From "Broadway Melody of 1936")03:47
  • 3I Kiss Your Hand, Madame (From "The Emperor Waltz")02:31
  • 4It Was a Girl and a Sailor (From "Napoleon Is to Blame for Everything")02:39
  • 5Tango Anyushka04:06
  • 6In the Sky-Blue Small Limousine03:00
  • 7Es war einmal ein Musikus (From "Es war einmal ein Musikus")02:36
  • 8You, You Walk Past Me05:37
  • 9Wonderful, Wonderful How You Dance Tonight03:16
  • 10Falling in Love Again (From "The Blue Angel")05:15
  • 11How Could I Have Lived Without You? (From "The Empress and I")04:04
  • 12Tonight I Invite Myself to Love (From "Song of the Desert")02:03
  • 13Jalousie03:50
  • 14Blue Skies03:40
  • 15Olé guapa02:40
  • 16Chocolate Bite02:58
  • 17At a Small Pastry Shop (From "In einer kleinen Konditorei")03:12
  • 18Dream Music (From "Ritorno")04:50
  • 19Orient Express03:30
  • 20Dumb Little Blonde02:40
  • 21Benny Goodman Medley05:22
  • 22Great Hurry02:21
  • 23From 8 to 802:53
  • 24Da capo02:09
  • Total Runtime01:20:41

Info for Retro Party: Swing Dance from the Golden Twenties

Some songs are so deeply rooted in the attitude to life of a region that one can rightly call them 'Hits.' For New York and the American attitude to life, Broadway and its films, shows, and theaters were and are a synonym of national cultural identity. Names of composers such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, and their melodies were omnipresent in New York, just as the film industry in Berlin Babelsberg after World War I developed a unique cultural flowering. Talented film composers like Friedrich Hollander became famous overnight through 'The Blue Angel.' The famous hit 'Falling in Love Again' and the legs of the beautiful Marlene Dietrich enchanted Berlin and the entire world.

All the more sensational was finding a musical collection compiled by Volker Hartung in years of research, containing sheet music from the 1920s and 30s. On closer inspection, one could see that the old swing orchestra editions of the film hits of American and German composers mainly were complete and only in a few cases had small gaps, which could be easily reconstructed. A unique stroke of luck! Thus conductor Volker Hartung and the musicians of the Cologne New Philharmonic immersed themselves in the playing style and sound aesthetics of the time. They recorded the best hits of the swing era in their unique original sound.

Listen to the great swing and dance tunes of the 'Golden Twenties' on a musical walk from Broadway to Berlin with the enchanting sound of the Cologne New Philharmonic under the direction of Volker Hartung!

Miltiadis Moumoulidis, clarinet
Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra
Volker Hartung, conductor

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Booklet for Retro Party: Swing Dance from the Golden Twenties

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